2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 and BMW i5 M60 xDrive are unveiled as part of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan lineup

24 May 2023, 08:29:02

2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 and BMW i5 M60 xDrive are unveiled as part of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan lineupBMW has just announced its new BMW 5 Series Sedan lineup. This includes the 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 and the 2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive. The market launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will begin in October 2023. Like all previous model generations, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan is produced at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, where the electric motors and high-voltage batteries for the BMW i5 are also manufactured.

The all-electric BMW i5 is equipped with extensively enhanced fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology and is being launched in two variants. The BMW i5 M60 xDrive (combined power consumption according to WLTP: 20.6 - 18.2 kWh/100 km (62 miles)), which combines an up to 442 kW/601 hp drive with hallmark M performance and specific design features. Two highly integrated drive units on the front and rear axles make up an electric all-wheel drive. The system torque generated is up to 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) when M Sport Boost or the M Launch Control function is activated. This enables the BMW i5 M60 to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, its top speed is electrically limited to 230 km/h (143 mph).

The BMW i5 eDrive40 (combined power consumption according to WLTP: 18.9 - 15.9 kWh/100 km (62 mph)) is also available. Its electric motor drives the rear wheels and generates a maximum output of 250 kW/340 hp and a maximum torque of up to 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) with Sport Boost or Launch Control function. The BMW i5 eDrive40 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, its top speed is 193 km/h (120 mph).

The space-saving high-voltage battery is located in the underbody and provides a usable energy content of 81.2 kWh. In addition to the efficient electric motors, the latest version of adaptive recuperation and an intelligent combination of heat pump technology for heating and cooling the interior, drive, and high-voltage battery contributes to the long range. The respective WLTP values are 455 - 516 km (282 - 320 miles) for the BMW i5 M60 xDrive and 497 - 582 km (309 - 361 miles) for the BMW i5 eDrive40. With the new MAX RANGE function, the range can be increased by up to 25 percent if required by limiting power and speed and deactivating comfort functions.

The Combined Charging Unit (CCU) of the BMW i5 enables AC charging with an output of up to 11 kW as standard and up to 22 kW as an option. The high-voltage battery can be charged with direct current with a power of up to 205 kW. For example, the battery charge level in the BMW i5 can be raised from 10 to 80 percent in around 30 minutes. The new Connected Home Charging is offered for the BMW i5. It creates the conditions for solar and load-optimized charging (stage 1) and for cost-optimized charging based on a dynamic electricity tariff contract (stage 2, from 2024).

A clear and reduced design language emphasizes the new 5 Series Sedan’s sporty elegance and presence. Compared to the predecessor model, the new edition has grown in length by 97 mm to 5,060 mm, in width by 32 mm to 1,900 mm, and in height by 36 mm to 1,515 mm. Its wheelbase was lengthened by 20 mm to 2,995 mm.

The front view of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan is characterized by a modern interpretation of the twin headlights and BMW kidney grille. LED elements arranged almost vertically serve as turn indicators and daytime driving lights. The BMW kidney grille, which projects far forward, features a wide surround and optional BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting.

In the side view, the high shoulder line, powerfully designed surfaces and two precisely traced character lines shape the vehicle’s athletic body. Black side skirts, flush-mounted door openers and an embossed number 5 at the base of the C-pillar are further eye-catchers. The dynamically stretched proportions flow into a powerful rear end. Flat rear lights divided by a chrome strip interpret the hallmark L-shape expressively.

The dynamic character of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan can be further enhanced with the optional M Sport Package and the M Sport Package Pro. The range of paintwork already includes three BMW Individual paint finishes at market launch.

The cockpit of the new BMW 5 Series has a significantly reduced number of buttons and controls compared to the predecessor model. This is achieved by consistently digitalizing functions. The BMW Curved Display reinterprets the brand's hallmark idea of driver orientation. The fully digital display system consists of a 12.3-inch Information Display and a 14.9-inch Control Display. The steering wheel has also been redesigned with a flattened lower section and haptic feedback on the control panels, and the selector lever on the centre console. The optional BMW Interaction Bar is another highlight. The effectively backlit functional unit with crystalline surface structure extends across the entire width of the instrument panel far into the door panels and includes touch-sensitive control panels.

Newly designed sports seats are standard equipment. The optional comfort seats offer a wide range of electrically operated adjustment options. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is the brand's first model to feature a fully vegan interior as standard. This includes the surfaces of the seats, the dashboard and the door panels, as well as the steering wheel for the first time. The seat surfaces in the Veganza version with leather-like properties are also optionally available with a decorative perforation. Further optional equipment includes BMW Individual Merino leather upholstery in several bicolour variants.

The extensively advanced chassis technology, like the control systems, has been model-specifically adapted to the weight balance associated with the respective drive technology. It includes directly controlled wheel slip limitation, integrated braking system and sport steering with variable steering ratio as standard. An M sport suspension, an M sport brake system and the Adaptive Suspension Professional (standard in the BMW i5 M60 xDrive) with electronically controlled shock absorbers, Integral Active Steering and new vertical dynamics management are available as options. The optional Adaptive M Suspension Professional also includes Active Roll Stabilisation with Active Roll Comfort. Light alloy wheels in 18-inch or 19-inch sizes are standard equipment. Light-alloy wheels up to a size of 21 inches and performance tyres are offered as options.

A significantly expanded range of systems for partially automated driving and parking is available as standard or as an option for the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. An innovative technology kit creates the conditions for their outstanding functionality.

The highlight of the range is the optional Driving Assistant Professional including Steering and Lane Control Assist and Distance Control with Stop & Go function. In the automotive markets in the US and Canada, as well as in Germany, it includes the Highway Assistant, which relieves the driver of steering tasks on highways with structurally separated directional lanes. As a world first, the system in the new BMW 5 Series now also includes the Active Lane Change Assistant with eye confirmation. The vehicle suggests a lane change and this can be carried out for the first time by looking in the exterior mirror to confirm the lane change. The Active Lane Change Assistant takes over the necessary steering movements automatically, the traffic situation permitting.

The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is equipped with Parking Assistant, including Reversing Assist, as standard. With the optional Parking Assistant Professional, automated parking and manoeuvring of up to 200 meters can be controlled in the vehicle or by smartphone outside the vehicle.

The enhanced BMW iDrive display and control system with "QuickSelect" also contributes to the characteristic driving and travelling experience in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. It is based on the BMW Operating System 8.5 and features a redesigned home screen with vertically arranged function icons on the driver's side. "QuickSelect” enables functions to be accessed directly without having to switch to a submenu. This means that the system has received an improved menu structure, oriented towards devices from the consumer electronics sector.

The new BMW iDrive is also combined with the BMW Curved Display and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. It is consistently designed to be operated by means of a touch display and natural language. In addition, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan also features steering wheel buttons and the BMW iDrive Controller on the centre console. The optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional includes the BMW Head-Up Display and Augmented View on the Control Display or instrument cluster. The BMW Natural Interaction option is also available for controlling functions using gestures.

In addition, BMW Operating System 8.5 offers a wider range of digital content for information and entertainment, faster update cycles for functions, improved information on charging points for electric vehicles and optimised access to many specific online services. Video streaming is possible on the Control Display, as is an innovative form of in-car gaming presented for the first time in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan with the AirConsole platform. Driver and passengers can play so-called casual games while the vehicle is stationary, for example to bridge waiting times while charging the high-voltage battery of the BMW i5.

Other innovations include the Welcome Scenario with light show and personal welcome, which optionally also includes the dynamic light carpet. The BMW Digital Key Plus is now available for suitable smartphones with the iOS or Android operating systems as well as for the Apple Watch. With two 5G mobile phone antennas as standard and four as an option, the new business sedan provides optimised connectivity and phone quality. The Personal eSIM fully integrates the vehicle into the customer's digital ecosystem. In selected countries, the BMW ID enables automatic payment of parking fees from the vehicle.

The new BMW 5 Series Sedan offers a choice of up to six My Modes to deliver an all-immersive vehicle experience. The standard equipment also includes optimised smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With the Remote Software Upgrades function, the vehicle always stays up to date with the latest software. With BMW ConnectedDrive Upgrades, customers can also test selected functions free of charge for a period of one month and then book them for a specific term.

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2024 Porsche Macan

2024 Porsche Macan 4

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4784 mm
Width: 76.3 in / 1938 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1622 mm
Curb weight: 5302.12 lb / 2405 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2024 Porsche Macan

2024 Porsche Macan Turbo

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4784 mm
Width: 76.3 in / 1938 mm
Height: 63.8 in / 1621 mm
Curb weight: 5302.12 lb / 2405 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2024 Xiaomi SU7

2024 Xiaomi SU7 RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.7 in / 4997 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 57.3 in / 1455 mm
Curb weight: 4365.15 lb / 1980 kg
Electric motor: 220 kW, 400 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 73.6 kWh

2024 Xiaomi SU7

2024 Xiaomi SU7 AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.7 in / 4997 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.7 in / 1440 mm
Curb weight: 4861.19 lb / 2205 kg
Electric motor #1: 275 kW, 500 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 220 kW, 400 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 101 kWh, Voltage: 871 V

2024 Volkswagen ID.7

2024 Volkswagen ID.7 Pro

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 195.3 in / 4961 mm
Height: 60.5 in / 1536 mm
Curb weight: 4788.44 lb / 2172 kg
Electric motor: 210 kW, 550 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 77 kWh

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Luxury 2

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Sport 2

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Luxury 1

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Sport 1

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Volvo EX30

2025 Volvo EX30 Twin Motor Performance (EK)

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 166.7 in / 4233 mm
Width: 76.4 in / 1940 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1549 mm
Curb weight: 4034.46 lb / 1830 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 69 kWh

2023 BMW i7

2023 BMW i7 xDrive60

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 212.2 in / 5391 mm
Width: 76.8 in / 1950 mm
Height: 60.8 in / 1544 mm
Curb weight: 5820.2 lb / 2640 kg
Electric motor #1: 190 kW, 365 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 230 kW, 380 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 105.7 kWh, Voltage: 376.4 V

2024 BMW iX

2024 BMW iX M60

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5862.09 lb / 2659 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2024 BMW iX

2024 BMW iX xDrive50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2024 BMW i4

2024 BMW i4 xDrive40

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4783 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 57.0 in / 1448 mm
Curb weight: 5048.59 lb / 2290 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 83.9 kWh, Voltage: 398.5 V

2023 BMW i4

2023 BMW i4 M50

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4783 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 57.0 in / 1448 mm
Curb weight: 5048.59 lb / 2290 kg
Electric motor #1: 230 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, 365 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 190 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, 430 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 83.9 kWh, Voltage: 398.5 V

2023 BMW iX

2023 BMW iX M60

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5862.09 lb / 2659 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2023 BMW iX

2023 BMW iX xDrive50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2024 Volvo EX90

2024 Volvo EX90 Twin Performance (E2)

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1964 mm
Height: 68.7 in / 1744 mm
Curb weight: 6197.19 lb / 2811 kg
Electric motor #1: 190 kW, 490 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 180 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 111 kWh, Voltage: 400 V