BMW launched 8th generation 5 Series sedan in Europe, which will hit the global market this October. Along with it, the company also unveiled the all-new BMW 5 Series codenamed G60 and the BMW i5 G60 EV. These two new models have undergone a thorough overhaul in their exterior and interior design, as well as a major upgrade in intelligent features, making them more stylish and technologically advanced.
The all-new BMW 5 Series (codenamed G60) features a larger kidney grille at the front, but not as exaggerated as the 7 Series. The headlamp group also features a new “double arrow” LED light strip, and the lower bumper has an aerodynamic kit. The grille material for the gasoline-powered version and the pure electric version i5 are different to distinguish between the two. The body lines on the side are simple and smooth, with inset door handles and more pronounced Hofmeister kinks on the C-pillar triangular window. The taillights have also been redesigned for a more exquisite look.
The i5 eDrive 40 model with a rear-mounted single electric motor delivers a maximum output of 340 horsepower (250 kW) and 430 Nm of torque, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds, with a top speed of 193 km/h. The i5 M60 version is equipped with front and rear dual electric motors, providing a maximum output of 601 horsepower (442 kW) and 820 Nm of torque, with an acceleration time of 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h. Both models are equipped with an 81.2 kWh battery that provides a range of 497-582 kilometers for the eDrive 40, and 445-516 kilometers for the M60 version, according to WLTP standards.
Inside, there’s now an integrated curvy digital dash with a 12.3-inch panel and 14.9-inch touchscreen running BMW’s iDrive8. The wheel’s now flat-bottom, the vibe closer to the 7 Series. Count on the usual 5 Series gear like front seat ventilation/heat/lumbar, dual-zone auto climate control, Harman Kardon audio, head-up display, adaptive cruise, wireless charging, and Wi-Fi hotspot—with options to customize.
Next spring, BMW will launch its first-ever pure electric BMW i5 Touring (G61 BEV). And in around 2025, the all-new M5 sedan (G90) will make its debut. Additionally, the highly anticipated M5 Touring (G99), the most powerful of the 5 Series, will also be unveiled at the same time.
The new 5 Series will offer a wide range of powertrain options and increase the proportion of electrified powertrains. In addition to conventional gasoline and diesel versions, there will also be mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and pure electric i5 versions available.
The new BMW 5 Series will offer gas, diesel, mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric i5 powertrains, boosting its electrified options. This 5 Series looks to again up the ante for sports sedans blending luxury, tech, and eco-friendly performance. BMW’s going electric in a big way, keep an eye out for the all-new BMW 5 Series and i5 EV this October!