BMW unveils the new 5 Series Sedan with an all-electric version and a host of digital innovations
BMW is steering towards a sustainable future with its latest release – the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. The sedan, for the first time, will feature an all-electic drive, in addition to a host of digital innovations including in-car gaming, and 5G connectivity.
First look at the new BMW 5 Series Sedan
The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is more dynamic than ever, showcasing a sleek and sporty elegance with an all-new design language. The redesigned front view showcases a modern interpretation of BMW’s iconic twin headlights and kidney grille, with optional Iconic Glow contour lighting adding to its striking appearance.
Powering the future with sustainable mobility
Consistent electrification and advanced BMW iDrive display and control system with “QuickSelect” are the keystones of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. The vehicle is set to be launched worldwide with all-electric drive and also plug-in hybrid systems, based on the market region. It also comes with highly efficient petrol and diesel engines including 48-volt mild hybrid technology.
Exquisite comfort meets innovative flair
The new 5 Series Sedan promises a blend of hallmark BMW driving pleasure and comfort for long-distance journeys. The interior boasts a high level of acoustic comfort, high-quality materials, advanced digital services, and a fully digitalised function panel. A highlight is the fully vegan interior, a first for BMW.
Performance packed all-electric variants
Two all-electric variants of the BMW i5 are set to be launched, including the top model BMW i5 M60 xDrive. This variant combines a 442 kW/601 hp drive with M performance and specific design features. It can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. The other variant, BMW i5 eDrive40, is also impressive with its electric motor generating a maximum output of 250 kW/340 hp.
The new BMW 5 Series Sedan comes equipped with innovative eCharging solutions. The vehicle can be charged using AC with an output of up to 11 kW, and its high-voltage battery can be charged with direct current with a power of up to 205 kW. A unique feature includes the Multi Contract Option, allowing customers to digitally store up to five individual Plug & Charge-enabled power contracts from different providers in the vehicle.
BMW’s electric shift
BMW’s shift towards an all-electic 5 Series Sedan is a significant step forward for the future of the auto industry. By opting for electrification and introducing high-end digital solutions, BMW is not only redefining mobility but also championing sustainability. This launch also reflects the trend of automakers transitioning from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources, thus setting a precedent for other industry players to follow suit.