A redesigned BMW 5-Collection will debut in October together with a brand new electrical variant to be badged the i5, BMW Group CEO Oliver Zipse introduced on Wednesday through the automaker’s annual normal assembly.
Prototypes for each the 5-Collection and the i5 have been noticed. Additionally out testing are prototypes for an i5 Touring wagon and the following era of the M5 tremendous sedan.
The i5 Touring is confirmed to debut subsequent spring whereas the brand new M5 ought to floor later subsequent 12 months.
Whereas the i5 will not get a totally fledged M variant, there shall be a tamer M Efficiency model just like the present i4 M50, which was the top-selling automobile from BMW M in 2022.
The brand new 5-Collection and i5 ought to arrive as 2024 fashions. The i5 Touring will not doubtless attain the U.S., given BMW’s present reluctance to promote any wagons right here. The M5 will doubtless be a 2025 mannequin 12 months arrival.
The brand new 5-Collection represents the eighth era of the nameplate. BMW mentioned the vary shall be extra dynamic and extra snug than the present era, and have a digital sprint operating an up to date model of the iDrive interface (model 8.5). The updates are geared toward making utilizing the interface sooner and extra intuitive.
Underpinning the automobile would be the newest model of BMW Group’s CLAR platform for rear-wheel-drive automobiles. Along with common fuel and diesel powertrains, the platform helps mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electrical configurations.
Manufacturing shall be dealt with at BMW Group’s plant in Dingolfing, Germany. The plant, which turned 50 this 12 months, can also be the place BMW builds the 7-Collection, 8-Collection, and iX.
BMW on Wednesday additionally confirmed an electrical iX2 choice for the redesigned X2 compact crossover. The redesigned X2 debuts late this 12 months.