Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
BMW i5Image Source: BMW Group

The wait for the BMW i5 is about to end as the luxury carmaker announced the bookings open. After the launch of many exciting EVs, such as the i4 and i7, it is time for BMW to launch its third electric luxury sedan for the Indian market. As anticipated, it will take the completely built-up (CBU) to arrive at the Indian shores and that too in a single fully-loaded M60 xDrive variant.

Want to learn more about it? Let’s take a detailed look at the BMW i5.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • BMW is now accepting bookings for the upcoming i5.
  • It will be available in a fully loaded M60 xDrive variant.
  • Uses twin electric motors that produce 601 horsepower.

BMW i5: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Luxurious EV

The new 5-Series is still pending for its debut in India. However, BMW has confirmed that the automaker is first coming up with an electric alternative to the same. In terms of design, it is very similar to the new generation 5-Series and that could give you enough idea of how the upcoming range might look like.

BMW i5 Dashboard
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Powering the luxury sedan are twin electric motors that produce a combined output of 601 horsepower and 820Nm, pushing the sedan to clock a triple-digit speed in just 3.8 seconds. The top speed of the i5 M60 is electronically limited to 230kmph.

It also features the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system to offer enough grip on the corners if pushed hard.

BMW i5 Rear Profile
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Here, credit goes to an 81.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack for returning a decent WLTP-certified range that stands around 516 kilometres. For a hassle-free experience, BMW itself confirms that the i5 comes with an 11kW AC charger. The customer also has the power to opt for a 22kW charger, and in case someone wants more, the EV can be charged using a 205kW DC charger. This fast DC charger can juice up the battery from 10 to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes.

BMW has not announced the price of the i5 yet. However, the German marque has confirmed that the deliveries will start from May 2024 onwards.

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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