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NewsBMW Teases Upcoming i5 EV

BMW Teases Upcoming i5 EV

BMW will offer both an i5 sedan and an i5 Touring, aka wagon

  • It will launch alongside the next-generation 5 Series.

  • All versions of the 5 will be electrified in some way.

BMW is blessed with a series of highly-praised and legendary product lines. The top two are without a doubt the 3 and the 5 Series. The next generation of the latter will be introduced later this year and BMW promises electrification for all including a fully-electric i5.

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The news is all good in fact as every version of the new 5 Series will be electric in one way or another. The German automaker will offer all-electric and plug-in hybrid variants as well as powered by highly efficient petrol and diesel engines with 48V mild hybrid technology. The next M5 is expected to get PHEV technology which will make it the most powerful and fastest of its kind ever. But the one we’re most interested in is the i5.

The main reason is that the i4 is one of our favorite, one of the world’s favorite EVs. According to Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, the i4 M50 was actually “the best-selling BMW M model worldwide in 2022” and BMW’s going to offer an equivalent i5 model. And it gets even better.

A BMW M5 Wagon May Come to North America

Zipse added that, wisely, a wagon variant would also be added to the i5 lineup. “The BMW 5 Series Touring is very popular, particularly in Europe,” he remarked. “From spring 2024 it will also come in an all-electric version, giving us a truly unique selling point in this segment.” Rumour has it that the next M5 Touring will also come to North America which should open the door to the i5 Touring as well.

This is exciting news for EV fans, BMW aficionados, and wagon lovers all at once. BMW expects the worldwide launch of the new 5 Series Sedan will get underway in October 2023.


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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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