The BMW 5 Series range now includes all-electric i5 models

BMW’s flagship business sedan has been brought back in a new generational guise whose range now includes all-electric offerings. This is all you need to know about the 2023 BMW 5 Series. 

BMW 5 series
Image: BMW

The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is making a dynamic entrance with a range of digital innovations and its first-ever all-electric drive. Known as the BMW i5, this latest version of the highly successful business sedan takes the lead in sustainable premium mobility within the upper mid-range segment. Key features of the new model include consistent electrification, an advanced BMW iDrive display and control system with “QuickSelect,” new digital services, and a focus on increased sustainability throughout the product life cycle.

The range consists of the following models (in ascending order segmented by powertrain): 

ICE 5 Series models: 

  • BMW 520i
  • BMW 520d
  • BMW 520d xDrive
  • BMW 530i
  • BMW 530i xDrive
  • BMW 540i xDrive

EV and hybrid 5 Series models: 

  • BMW i5 eDrive40
  • BMW i5 M60 xDrive
  • BMW 530e
  • BMW 550e xDrive 

The global launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will commence in October 2023. It will be available worldwide with an all-electric drive and, depending on the market will also offer plug-in hybrid systems as well as highly efficient petrol and diesel engines with 48-volt mild hybrid technology.

BMW 5 series
Image: BMW

Compared to its predecessor, the new 5 Series is longer, wider, and taller, with a lengthened wheelbase. The front view features a modern interpretation of the twin headlights and BMW kidney grille, while the side view showcases powerful surfaces and distinctive character lines. The rear end is characterized by flat rear lights divided by a chrome strip.

Related: The state of BMW’s electric vehicles and where they’re headed

The all-electric BMW i5 comes in two variants: the high-performance BMW i5 M60 xDrive and the BMW i5 eDrive40. The BMW i5 M60 xDrive combines a powerful up to 442 kW, while the BMW i5 eDrive40 offers rear-wheel drive and a maximum output of 250 kW. Both variants feature a space-saving high-voltage battery, adaptive recuperation, and intelligent heat pump technology for optimal range and efficiency.

BMW 5 series
Image: BMW

The new BMW 5 Series sedan introduces innovative eCharging solutions, including AC charging and DC fast charging capabilities. BMW Charging offers connected home charging, solar and load-optimized charging, and bidirectional charging options for future vehicle generations. The vehicle is also compatible with the Plug & Charge function, allowing seamless authentication at compatible public charging stations.

The new Bavarian sedan excels in balancing driving dynamics and travel comfort. It features advanced chassis technology, including sports suspension, electronically controlled shock absorbers, and Integral Active Steering. The vehicle offers partially automated driving features such as the optional Driving Assistant Professional, which includes Steering and Lane Control Assist, Distance Control with Stop & Go function, and the innovative Active Lane Change Assistant with eye confirmation. The enhanced BMW iDrive display and control system, based on BMW Operating System 8.5, offers a redesigned home screen with “QuickSelect” functionality.

BMW 5 series
Image: BMW

In terms of safety, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan incorporates advanced driver assistance systems. These include the optional Driving Assistant Professional mentioned earlier, as well as features like Lane Departure Warning, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, and Blind Spot Detection. The vehicle also includes BMW’s latest generation of active safety technologies, ensuring a high level of protection for occupants and pedestrians.

Related: The i7 M70 is the most powerful EV BMW has to offer

Inside the vehicle, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan offers spaciousness, modern functionality, acoustic comfort, and high-quality “vegan” materials. The cockpit features a significantly reduced number of buttons and controls, thanks to digitalization. The BMW Curved Display, consisting of a 12,3-inch Information Display and a 14,9-inch Control Display, replaces traditional instrumentation. The interior is the brand’s first model to feature a fully vegan standard interior, including seats, dashboard, door panels, and steering wheel.

Find your next premium sedan with CARmag, browse here.


اترك تعليقاً

لن يتم نشر عنوان بريدك الإلكتروني. الحقول الإلزامية مشار إليها بـ *