Top 5 features of the new BMW i5

Posted 30th August 2023

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BMW have recently released the all new 5 Series range and with it has come the addition of an all-new electric model - The BMW i5.

The i5 joins the ever growing range of electric BMWs and becomes the first all-electric variation of the BMW 5 Series, as it enters its eighth generation. The introduction of the BMW i5 means that there are now fully electric BMW models across the 4 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series and X Range. The increasing list of electric BMW models is a great indicator of BMW's future direction as they continue their push for electrification.

The all-new BMW i5 is available as either the eDrive 40 or the M60 xDrive and includes a host of exciting features which characterise BMW’s focus on technological progress, so we are here to look at  our top 5 features of the all-new BMW i5.

1. The Interaction Bar

The BMW Interaction Bar

The BMW i5 features the all-new BMW interaction bar that debuted earlier this year in the BMW i7. The interaction bar combines functionality and cutting edge aesthetics to create an all new aspect of the driver experience. The customisable visual effects allow you to control the ambience of the cockpit whilst the touch-sensitive control panels allow for easy adjustment of a variety of functions and features such as the ventilation, climate control and hazard warning lights.

2. 205 kW Battery

BMW i5 Battery Charging

The BMW i5 comes with a 205kW battery as standard meaning that you’ll have access to up to 357 miles* of range on a full charge. Living with electric has also never been easier as the i5’s battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in approximately 30 minutes*. The i5 allows you to truly experience the joys of electric driving as the 205kW battery produces 340bhp and 403Nm of torque resulting in rapid acceleration of 0-62mph in just 6 seconds - and this is only in the base eDrive 40 model.

3. The BMW i5 M60 xDrive

BMW i5 M60 xDrive

Whilst on the subject of performance we cannot avoid talking about the M60 xDrive variant of the i5. The M performance version delivers a driving experience which truly showcases the thrilling excellence that electric motoring can bring. The BMW i5 M60 possesses an incredible 601 bhp and 795Nm of torque which when combined with the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system produces a 0-62mph time of only 3.8 seconds. It also features a variety of M performance upgrades as standard including M Sport Brakes and exclusive M wheels, for a truly eye-catching design.

4. New AirConsole gaming and integrated video streaming

AirConsole Gaming

If you’re concerned about being bored whilst charging when on the road, fear not as there is an endless supply of entertainment available in the BMW i5. The all-new AirConsole gaming system allows you to use your smartphone as the controller and play a selection of different games on the BMW Curved Display. Integrated video streaming from your phone and the pre-loaded entertainment applications (such as YouTube) also ensures there is no shortage of viewing pleasure available

5. Streamlined driving experience

BMW i5

The BMW i5 features both the M Sport Braking system and M Sport suspension as well as the option for Adaptive Suspension Professional. All of this combines to deliver a smooth and agile on the road experience, with the choice to switch between driving styles focused on efficiency, comfort or performance from inside the cockpit.

These are just a few of the variety of exciting features available on the BMW i5, so if you are interested in finding out more about this new addition to the BMW model range then please enquire below.

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*These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. There is a new test for fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures. The electric range shown was achieved using the new test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

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