The new 5-series wagon, the BMW i5, is now available. It will sport aggressive styling cues and a modern dual-screen interior layout. As a wagon, it will also have the added convenience of a spacious interior that offers lots of space. The 5-series’ electric version will launch in the conventional powertrain options of gasoline, diesel, and plug-in hybrid, expanding its range from its predecessor. It will compete with the Porsche Taycan Turismo.
2024 BMW i5 Touring Redesign
G60, the eighth generation of the 5-series lineup, will be completely different than the previous model. It features a new exterior, interior, and engine options. This will be the first 5-series to come in an all-electric model. The i5 Touring is another example of the sleek-looking German car manufacturer. The camouflaged photos of the wagon show that it will follow the design language for the new-gen beamers, which features a larger grille and sharp lines with funky LED lighting all around. This one is an M-sport trim, as evident by the aggressive bumpers and red calipers.
The i5 tour will share the same underpinnings as CLAR regular ICE 5-series ICE 5-series. It should also have the same powertrains and motor options as its younger sibling i4 which has two motor options. One is in RWD configuration, the other one being AWD or xDrive. The powertrains are not yet known.
More significant are the interior changes. The i7’s twin-screen layout is its inspiration. The physical HVSC controls are gone and most functions can be controlled via the iDrive. The iDrive controls and a joystick-like gear selector are now located in the center console.
Expect the electric motors to be identical to i4, with the lower trim having a single 80.7kWh battery, and the higher trim having a dual-battery system with 105kWh batteries. As of right now, there is no confirmation on the power figures. It will come with all safety gear, just like the predecessor. Bavarian manufacturer i5 has never compromised on safety and the new i5 will be equipped with all active and passive safety features.
The new BMW 5 Series will come with a variety of 4- and 6-cylinder petrol or diesel engines, which were carried over from other BMW models. All of them will have mild-hybrid technology. The plug-in hybrid version of the BMW 760e will also be available. For a total of 571hp, this could be a combination of a 200hp electric motor and a 380hp gasoline engine.
The motors of the new BMW i5 have not been officially revealed. It could share the BMW iX’s battery pack, which would give it a capacity of 105kWh with a range of around 400 miles. Another option is the 80kWh battery on the top-spec model i4, which will give you a range of approximately 350 miles. The i5 could also use the same technology as the larger, 106-mile range i7. It can be charged in just 10 minutes.
The i5 might get the same fast-charging capabilities as the i7. This engineer should be able to come out of the cold quickly. The entry-level i5 could have the rear-mounted 340hp BMW i440 motor. BMW also confirmed that the i5 M Performance model will be available. This could use the dual-motor setup of the i4 M50, which has 544hp.
The new BMW 5 Series interior has not been photographed. However, it’s confirmed that it will use the same iDrive system as the BMW iX/X5. You get a 14.9-inch infotainment display and a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display all in one piece of glass.
2024 BMW i5 Touring Price & Release Date
The new BMW 5 Series, i5, and Touring estate versions will be unveiled in October. They will then make their debut in 2024. Although prices have not yet been revealed, the new petrol- or diesel-powered cars will almost certainly be more expensive than today’s entry-level PS40,000 BMW 5 Series. You can expect to pay more for the electric i5 than PS60,000.