The electric version of the BMW 5 Series in its upcoming fifth generation will be called the i5. Finally, spy photos of the car appeared. BMW confirmed about a year ago that it would make an all-electric version of the 5 Series to join its growing range of electric vehicles, such as the i4 and iX. And while there will be a traditional fifth-generation petrol-powered, we expect the electric version to be called the i5.
Spy photos give a good idea of the car’s overall dimensions, which look stylish and better than the 4 Series. The front end also has a bit of an E39 design. The rear of the car also has more in common with the latest 5 Series. The lighting elements are still too camouflaged to be seen clearly. And with stiff competition coming from cars like the Mercedes EQE and Audi A6 e-tron, the i5 will have to deliver comfort and performance.
The i5 is also expected to be able to carry a 70 kWh and 100 kWh battery and offer up to 400 km of range, which will help it stand up to its German rivals, as well as the Tesla Model S. The M version is also able to compete Tesla Model S Plaid.
The current 5 Series was revealed in 2016 and only got an update last year, so the new generation won’t come before 2023 or 2024.