After first sales in South Korea, the new generation BMW 5 Series Sedan and the first i5 Sedan are now entering dealers in Germany and many other markets. The new BMW 5 Series Touring will be available from spring 2024 and will be equipped with the same series of drive systems.
After first launching on sale in southern Korea, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the first BMWi5 Sedan are now coming to dealers in many other markets. In Germany, the first vehicles will be delivered to customers starting on October 21, 2023. Markets in other European countries will also start gradually. A week later, on October 28, 2023, the series will also debut in the United States. Listings in other global markets will follow from November 25 this year.
The eighth-generation Sedan, the world's most successful commercial vehicle, will also launch a pure electric model for the first time: i5. Even before sales started, the orders received showed that this model particularly meets high customer demand and will thereby further accelerate the acceleration of the promotion of electric vehicles. From the initial stage, customers around the world can choose from two models: i5 eDrive40 Sedan (WLTP power consumption combined: 18.9 - 15.9 kWh/100 km) with an output of up to 250 kW/340 hp and a WLTP range of 498 to 582 kilometers; the top model is i5 M60 xDrive Sedan, with power up to 442 kW/601 hp (WLTP combined power consumption: 20.6–18.2 kWh/100 km).
The new BMW 5 Series Sedan emphasizes its advanced features, including innovative digital services for in-car gaming, audio and video streaming, as well as particularly high-end driver assistance systems. Highlights are automated driving and automated parking, which now enable German drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel in a comfortable position for long periods of time at speeds of up to 130 km/h, provided they continue to pay close attention to the traffic situation. Ability to take over the system at any time if necessary. Among them, the automatic lane change function of semi-autonomous driving is a unique function in the world. Just glancing at the outside rearview mirror is enough to trigger automatic lane change and let the system automatically execute it.
The new generation BMW 5 Series Touring will celebrate its world premiere in spring 2024. The second body model of the new BMW 5 Series will offer the same series of drive systems as the new Sedan series. This means that the new BMW 5 Series Touring will also be equipped with an internal combustion engine of high-efficiency products, including 48-volt mild hybrid technology, a plug-in hybrid system, and also use pure electric power for the first time. Sporting elegance, modern functionality and zero-emission driving pleasure, it is specially designed for the European, as well as Japanese and Taiwanese automotive markets.