(Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – When you watch a lot of spy shots every day, after a while you develop a feeling for what the manufacturer does with the car in a certain situation. So we assume that BMW is not testing this i5 M60 and the covered car was released for a photo or video opportunity.
© InsideEVs Germany
BMW i5 M60 (2023) spy shots
How do we get there? The electric sedan doesn’t have any of the camouflage we’re used to seeing on BMW models in testing. This type of car coverage, on the other hand, is only used when moving the car from one location to another, so that you don’t give it to spy photographers who are hiding.
This means that work on the i5 is likely to be completed and we can expect an official debut soon. Although the i5 isn’t expected to launch until 2023, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s launched before the end of 2022. It’s likely to go to a major auto show like the one in Paris, which starts on October 17 and will showcase several important electric vehicles.
Is BMW returning to its proven formula?
What? What do we know about the BMW i5, the electric version of the next-generation 5 Series, dubbed the G60? Well, it will share the base with the upcoming combustion 5 series. So BMW uses the same formula here as the i4 and 4 Series, the i7 and 7 Series or the iX3 and X3. The crowd power platform comes only later, after the introduction of the “New Class”.
Conversely, this means that the i5 will probably be quite heavy – the i4 in the M50 variant weighs around 2.4 tonnes. The i5 will definitely add a few extra pounds.
Our photographers also determined that the car seen is most likely the top-of-the-line i5 M60, which will have the same powertrain as the iX M60. Meaning: Two engines, more than 600 hp and 1,100 Nm of torque. Ugh.
In the big iX with this powertrain, the car sprints to 100 km/h in less than four seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.
The performance of the i5 should be similar as the two cars will weigh roughly the same (the iX already uses a bespoke EV platform and carbon fiber reinforced plastic for its construction, making it lighter than BMW using one of the nitro SUVs for would be changed.electrical operation.
More from BMW:
In the same pictures you can also see a hidden i5 model. It also reveals more about the finished car’s design, such as the single-piece headlights, the closed grille (which appears to feature an M badge), and the overall body shape and proportions – we expect its design to be much less divisive than the larger i7.
We also noticed how wide the rear ends look compared to the rest of the car. It could almost pass as an M car, although technically it will only be an M Performance variant. This means that both the 5 Series and i5 variants will come with wide fenders, giving them a sporty and rich look from the rear.