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Published on May 25th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen


BMW Group Unveils Technical Specs Of The BMW i5 And More

The all-new, all-electric BMW i5 will be available in two electrifying variants as well

The most successful business sedan in the world, the BMW 5 Series goes electric and after teasing us a while ago, we now know that the new BMW i5, the fully electric versions of the 5 series will be available in the base BMW i5 eDrive40 and the BMW i5 M60 xDrive and they both look far ahead of the competition, inside and out.

The market launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will begin in October 2023 all over the globe and some markets will also receive hybrid variants as well. The BMW i5 also features many improvements such as the advanced BMW iDrive display and control system with “QuickSelect,” new digital services and more.

Moreover, the new BMW i5 has now grown 97mm in length to 5,060mm, in width by 32mm to 1,900mm and by 36mm in height to 1,515mm. Its wheelbase has also been increased by 20mm to 2,995 mm. The optional M Sport package further enhances the look and sportiness of the car as with all recent BMWs as well.


The exterior is not the only place the BMW i5 has improved, the interior has also been upgraded, as the cockpit employs more digitalisation to reduce the number of buttons and a new BMW Curved Display reinterprets the brand’s hallmark idea of driver orientation and adds a new interaction bar that runs across the dashboard.

While on the topic of the interior, sustainability also takes a front seat in the new BMW i5 as it features a fully vegan interior including the seat surfaces, the dashboard and the door panels, as well as the steering wheel for the first time with newly designed sports seats as standard and optional comfort seats available too.

On top of that, the BMW i5 eDrive40 is equipped with a single electric motor that drives the rear wheels and generates 340hp of power and 430Nm of torque. The car goes from 0 to 100km/h in 6 seconds and has a top speed of 193km/h and has an electric range of up to 582km.

Meanwhile the all-wheel drive BMW i5 M60 xDrive has a power output of 601hp of power and generates up to 820Nm of torque which allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 230km/h. It has an electric range of up to 516km and both variants can increase their range by 25 percent when needed by turning off comfort functions.

The BMW i5 is capable of AC charging up to 11kW as standard and up to 22kW as an option. The high-voltage battery can be charged with DC charging of up to 205kW as well. For example, the battery charge level in the BMW i5 can be raised from 10 to 80 percent in around 30 minutes.

Are you as excited as we are for the arrival of the new BMW i5 in Malaysia? I personally can’t wait to see it in person.

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