Redesigned BMW 5-Sequence to debut in Might, begin gross sales in October

A redesigned BMW 5-Sequence debuts in Might, BMW mentioned on Wednesday, and this time there will likely be a brand new electrical variant to be badged the i5.

The worldwide market launch is locked in for October, although particular timing for the U.S. market hasn’t been introduced. Count on the brand new 5-Sequence to succeed in native showrooms as a 2024 mannequin.

Prototypes for each the 5-Sequence and the i5 have been noticed testing. Additionally out testing are prototypes for an i5 Touring wagon, in addition to the subsequent technology of the M5 tremendous sedan, which is able to pack plug-in hybrid energy.

Whereas the i5 will not get a completely fledged M variant, BMW will supply an M Efficiency model to be badged an i5 M60. This mannequin will include all-wheel drive and adaptive dampers as commonplace, and can seemingly have an output matching or coming near the 610 hp of the iX M60.

BMW 5-Series prototype

BMW 5-Sequence prototype

The brand new 5-Sequence represents the eighth technology of the nameplate. BMW mentioned the vary will likely be extra dynamic and extra snug than the present technology, and it’ll function a digital sprint working an up to date model of the iDrive interface (model 8.5). The updates are aimed toward making the interface sooner and extra intuitive to make use of.

BMW may also supply the newest model of its automated driver-assist system for highways, dubbed Freeway Assistant. A part of the Driving Assistant Skilled package deal, Freeway Assistant will management the automobile in a single lane at speeds of as much as 85 mph on sure freeway sorts. The driving force will nonetheless want to watch issues always and take over at a second’s discover.

BMW 5-Series prototype

BMW 5-Sequence prototype

Freeway Assistant may also carry out automated lane adjustments. To provoke the maneuver, all the driving force has to do is have a look at the aspect mirror within the course of the lane she or he desires to enter. A digital camera tracks the driving force’s eye and when it detects the driving force is a aspect mirror, it would immediate the driving force to present the go forward for an automated lane change, which is able to then be carried out by the automobile if the site visitors scenario permits. The driving force can even provoke the maneuver utilizing the flip indicators.

Underpinning the brand new 5-Sequence would be the newest model of BMW Group’s CLAR platform for rear-wheel-drive autos. Along with common fuel and diesel powertrains, the platform helps mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and totally electrical configurations.

BMW 5-Series prototype

BMW 5-Sequence prototype

Manufacturing will likely be dealt with at BMW Group’s plant in Dingolfing, Germany, beginning this summer time. The plant, which turned 50 this yr, can be the place BMW builds the 7-Sequence, 8-Sequence, and iX.

The i5 is not the one new electrical BMW coming this yr. BMW is creating an electrical iX2 possibility for a redesigned X2 due out later this yr.


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