German auto giant BMW will officially take the wraps off its upcoming electric sedan, the i5, tomorrow, May 24. However, ahead of its global debut, the i5 electric sedan has been leaked online on social media, giving people a sneak peek. The EV looks like it has no camouflage. Essentially an electric version of the automaker’s 5 Series, the i5 will join the iX, i7 and other EVs when it goes on sale later this year.
Leaked images of the BMW i5 from social media offer a glimpse of the new electric sedan from the side. It reveals that the design will not differ from that of the upcoming eighth-generation 5 Series. The i5 will get a redesigned grille compared to the one used in the i4. It will also feature a set of headlights, unlike the dual setup on the iX electric SUV. On the side, the i5 will get redesigned door handles and a new set of seven-spoke alloy wheels.
The interior of the BMW i5 will be dominated by the same 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system as the i7 and iX. The cabin is somewhat inspired by the new i7, with light panels spanning the dash and door handles. The central display will feature key climate control elements, providing security alerts and call notifications.
BMW will supply the i5 with an 80.7 kWh battery and a single rear-mounted electric motor. It will likely produce around 335 horsepower and 430 Nm of peak torque. A single charge will likely offer a WLTP range of around 563 kilometers. BMW may later launch a more powerful version with an M badge, using a 105 kWh battery and two electric motors. It will produce 611 bhp of power and 1100 Nm of peak torque.
First published date: May 23, 2023 at 17:17 PM CST