Ingeniously, BMW has seamlessly transposed the quintessential DNA of their gas-powered performance into an electric counterpart, captivating from the moment you engage the throttle. This serves as irrefutable evidence that, above all, this is unmistakably a BMW, and secondarily, an electric marvel.
For the very first time, the BMW 5 series emerges in a fully electric iteration, poised to lead the charge toward sustainable premium mobility. This pioneering model seamlessly integrates advanced technology with a sporty yet elegant design, while delivering the hallmark performance expected from BMW, courtesy of the i5’s electric motor situated at the rear axle. Boasting an impressive 335 horsepower and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft (or 317 lb-ft with the Sport Boost or Launch Control engaged), the i5 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in a brisk 5.7 seconds. Additionally, BMW has electronically capped the top speed of the i5 eDrive40 at 120 mph, ensuring a perfect blend of performance and efficiency.
Stepping inside the i5, the emphasis is on driver-centric design, anchored by the immersive digital BMW Curved Display. Complementing this are innovative features like the BMW Interaction Bar, enveloped in ambient lighting across the instrument panel and door area, standard on the i5 model. However, it’s the My Modes that truly set it apart, allowing for a personalized driving and interior experience, enabling you to craft an environment uniquely your own.
Navigating the roads of Portugal, the i5 proved to be an absolute delight, effortlessly maneuvering through traffic while affording us exceptional comfort during our extended journey. Its spacious interior, imbued with contemporary functionality and a remarkable level of acoustic tranquility, is a testament to the use of premium materials, meticulous craftsmanship, and cutting-edge digital services. The interior’s sleek, modern design, coupled with sporty accents and innovative amenities tailored for enhanced travel comfort, underscore the vehicle’s identity as a dynamic sedan perfectly attuned to the demands of the digital era.
The i5 introduces a crucial feature for new EV owners grappling with range concerns: the MAX RANGE mode. This function intelligently restricts drive power and top speed while scaling back comfort functions to conserve precious battery power.
Complementing the astounding technology within the i5 is its exterior design, which imparts a distinctive aesthetic that boldly showcases its athletic proportions. The iconic BMW kidney grille, drawing inspiration from the revered “Sharknose” design of early 5 Series generations, makes a resounding statement. From this perspective, the dynamically elongated proportions, lengthy hood, and prominently upright BMW kidney grille give this electric marvel a standout presence.
The depth of features within the i5 is truly impressive, ranging from stroke-dependent dampers to the advanced New Highway Assistant, complete with Active Lane Change activated by eye movement. The array of driver assistance systems includes intelligent automation for driving and parking, to name just a fraction of its capabilities. The list goes on, demonstrating the remarkable depth of innovation packed into the i5. BMW i5.
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