An image of the BMW i5 was leaked ahead of its launch

An image of the BMW i5 was leaked ahead of its launch

A “normal thing” in the automotive world is that pictures of a new model are leaked shortly before it is presented. Well, that happened to him too BMW i5. In this latest leak, we deal with them his next generation 5 Series Sedan (G60)and especially with the full electric i5.

It doesn’t matter if the picture shows the internal combustion engine version or the electric version, as it will be almost the same, as with the 7 Series and i7.

What does the BMW i5 look like?

We’re likely to see the base i5 eDrive40 with the M Sport Package, as (as the bmw blog reports) the i5 M60 will have a unique grille design along with other sporty features to set it apart from the “obvious”. As seen in several spy photos and teaser images, The eighth generation 5 Series has a less controversial look than the 7ara.

It also looks sharper than the outgoing G30. At the same time it now has door handles like other recent BMWs for better aerodynamic performance. These redesigned headlights appear to have more aggressive daytime running lights in the same vein as the 2024 X5 LCI, while The large air intake is reserved for cars equipped with the M Sport package.

And from the technical characteristics?

If we assume that in the picture we see an example of an entry lever, it is possible that it has one rear-mounted engine only, producing 335 hp. BMW estimates that the entry-level i5 will do 468-582 kilometers on a single charge in the WLTP cycle. The M60 with xDrive (with two engines) will increase power to around 600 hpbut it will obviously sacrifice some performance, as it won’t be able to reach the range of the rear-wheel drive model.

BMW will introduce the 2024 5 Series Sedan next week as a heated, plug-in and seemingly all-electric version of the i5.. The more practical Touring is likely to be revealed before the end of the year and will be offered as the i5 from next year. Around 2025, the M5 will round off the lineup and it looks like it will be available again as a car.


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