BMW teases all-electric 5 Series; Confirms M performance versions
Apart from the all-electric powertrain, BMW will offer the new-gen 5 Series with petrol, plug-in hybrid and diesel engine options.
BMW has announced details of its new-generation 5 Series lineup. The German carmaker also dropped the first official teaser of its fully-electric 5 Series sedan, the i5, while confirming it will be available in both sedan and touring body styles. BMW also confirmed that an all-electric M Performance version will be included in the lineup.
The teaser image depicts the i5 under covers, although its LED headlights can be seen. The image also shows an outline of the large kidney grille up front and the sedan silhouette, which will be identical to the standard 5 Series range. While there will also be an i5 Touring model, it is expected to debut sometime later in 2024. Oliver Sipse, Chairman of Board of Management, BMW AG, confirmed that a fully-electric Performance model from BMW M GmBH, will also be included in the new 5-Series lineup. It will be offered exclusively with a sedan body style.
Apart from the all-electric powertrain, BMW will offer the new-gen 5 Series with petrol, plug-in hybrid and diesel engine options. BMW also claims the new 5 Series will be the most dynamic & comfortable version yet. Inside, the new 5 Series will get the next-gen Curved Display, running BMW’s 8.5 iDrive, but could upgrade to the iDrive 9 once introduced.
The new-gen BMW 5 Series will be manufactured in the Dingolfing plant in Germany alongside the 7 and 8 Series. The plant will also manufacture the electric motors and high-voltage batteries of the i5.
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