The new 5-series wagon, the BMW i5, is now available. It will sport aggressive styling cues and a modern dual-screen interior layout. As a wagon, it will also have the added convenience of a spacious interior that offers lots of space. The 5-series’ electric version will launch in conventional powertrain options, including gasoline, diesel, and plug-in hybrid. This expands the product line from its predecessor. It will compete with the Porsche Taycan Turismo.
2024 BMW i5 Touring Review
G60, the eighth generation of the 5-series lineup, will be completely different than the previous model. It features a new exterior, interior, and engine options. This will be the first 5-series to come in an all-electric model. The i5 Touring is another example of the sleek-looking German car manufacturer. The camouflaged photos of the wagon show that it will follow the design language for the new-gen beamers, which features a larger grille and sharp lines with funky LED lighting all around. This one is an M-sport trim, as evident by the aggressive bumpers and red calipers.
The i5 tour will share the same underpinnings as CLAR regular ICE 5-series ICE 5-series. It should also have the same powertrains and motor options as its younger sibling i4 which has two motor options. One is in RWD configuration, the other one being AWD or xDrive. The powertrains are not yet known.
More significant are the interior changes. The i7’s twin-screen layout is its inspiration. The physical HVSC controls are gone and most functions can be controlled via the iDrive. The iDrive controls and a joystick-like gear selector are now located in the center console.
Expect the electric motors to be identical to i4 except that the lower trim has a single 80.7kWh battery, while the higher trim has a dual-battery system with 105kWh batteries. As of right now, there is no confirmation on the power figures. It will come with all safety gear, just like the predecessor. Bavarian manufacturer i5 has never compromised on safety and the new i5 will be equipped with all active and passive safety features.
2024 BMW i5 Touring Rumors
Although no one knows the price yet, with all the new tech and industry trends, it is possible to see an increase in the cost of the wagon’s pricing. The 5-series has been a top seller for the brand and the G80 series will be a big hit.