Yao Ming apparently has a long standing relationship with BMW and now he’ll be pimping one of their cars. The Rockets made an appearance at the Shanghai auto show and helped BMW unveil a plug-in hybrid sedan based on the 5 Series. Right now it’s an electronic concept car that is set to go into production in 2013. It will be produced by BMW’s partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.
Yao missed nearly the entire season after re-injuring his foot in November. The 7’6″ center will be a free agent this summer.