BMW is launching the BMW i5, its electric 5 Series

BMW is launching the BMW i5, its electric 5 Series

BMW has unveiled its new 5 Series Sedan, which will be launched in October. For the first time, the Bavarian manufacturer will offer fully electric versions of its road sedan. The models he will produce in his German factory in Dingolfing where he will also make engines and electric batteries. With the i5, BMW wants to pave the way for sustainable mobility in the premium car segment. It will offer two versions available in France from 76,200 euros. Versions that will use a stylistic language emphasizing their sporty elegance. The environment of the new passenger cabin changes into a clean and modern design. A cabin where innovation is at the service of comfort and driving pleasure.

Two high-performance versions for the BMW i5

BMW offers two versions of its BMW i5, which has BMW eDrive technology from 5th generation The BMW i5 eDrive40 has a powerful 250 kW (340 hp) motor that drives the rear wheels. An engine that produces a maximum torque of 430 Nm with the function of Boost Launch or Sport Control. It is enough to go from 0 to 100 km / h in 6 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 193 km / h. Performance that the M60 xDrive version still exceeds. This has two motors connected to the front and rear axles to form an electric all-wheel drive. Two engines developing a combined power of 442 kW (601 hp) and a torque of up to 820 Nm. This allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds and its top speed at 230 km / h.

Distance up to 582 km

Both versions of the BMW i5 have a high-voltage battery with a net capacity of 81.2 kWh. Quite logically, the eDrive40 version offers better autonomy, which can go up to 582 km in the WLTP cycle. Energy-efficient, the BMW i5 M60 xDrive still offers up to 516 kilometers of autonomy. In addition to the efficiency of electric motors, the latest version of adaptive energy recovery contributes to this great freedom. It results in greater absorption of kinetic energy when lifting the leg. The BMW i5 allows AC charging up to 11 kW as standard and 22 kW as an option. At direct current, the battery accepts a load with a power of up to 205 kW. The payment rate can go from 10 to 80% in thirty minutes.

A design language that emphasizes the elegance of games

BMW i5

Compared to the previous generation, the new BMW 5 series gains almost 10 cm. Now it crosses the bar of 5 meters in length by 1.90 m wide and 1.51 m high. It features a new language that emphasizes its sporty elegance and presence. The front end features a modern interpretation of the twin headlights and BMW grille. Almost vertical LED elements are used as turn signals and daytime running lights. From the side, the upper shoulder line, faces and two character lines make up the car’s athletic body. Strongly stretched levels are connected to a strong back. Divided by a chrome strip, the taillights clearly interpret the L-shaped character of the brand.

Innovation in the service of driving pleasure

There BMW i5 it offers the best conditions to enjoy driving pleasure and a high level of comfort. BMW has further enhanced the balance between high level of performance and high level of comfort. Taking advantage of the increased wheelbase, the passenger compartment is characterized by generous space for its occupants. BMW has also put innovation in the service of driving pleasure, especially by improving the control system and displays. The cockpit of the new 5 Series therefore has a reduced number of buttons and controls. In addition, the large curved screen reinterprets the brand’s own idea of ‚Äč‚Äčorienting the cockpit towards the driver. Fully digital, the display system includes a 12.3-inch instrument screen and a 14.9-inch control screen. Backlit, the BMW Interactive Bar spans the full width of the dashboard and includes touch controls.