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      03-15-2023, 08:47 AM   #1
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BMW Officially Teases G60 5 Series in i5 EV Form

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Announcements made at the BMW Group Annual Conference: BMW 5 Series Sedan will also come as all-electric Performance model from BMW M GmbH +++ Launch gets underway in October 2023 +++ BMW i5 Touring due to arrive in spring 2024 as only all-electric model in the estate car segment

March 15, 2023

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In just a few months’ time, the eighth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan will make its debut. The new model is more dynamic and more comfortable than ever and boasts a fresh interpretation of its signature elegantly sporting design, not to mention BMW Operating System 8.5 with BMW Curved Display, innovative digital services and, for the first time, a purely electric drive system in the guise of the BMW i5.

The flexible powertrain architecture means the new BMW 5 Series Sedan can be offered in all-electric and plug-in hybrid variants as well as powered by highly efficient petrol and diesel engines with 48V mild hybrid technology.

At the BMW Group Annual Conference 2023, Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, announced further details of the new BMW 5 Series model range, indicating that the 5 Series Sedan would also be made available as an all-electric BMW M Performance model. “The all-electric BMW i4 M50* shows how BMW blends dynamic performance and electric mobility to perfection,” said Zipse. “It was the best-selling BMW M model worldwide in 2022. A fully electric Performance model from BMW M GmbH will also be included in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan line-up.”

Zipse revealed that a new variant would also be added to the familiar choice of engines for the new BMW 5 Series Touring. “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.”

The arrival of the BMW i5 Sedan in the premium executive segment, followed by the BMW i5 Touring in 2024, will see the BMW Group continue the systematic expansion of its all-electric offering.

The BMW Group already has all-electric cars and two-wheelers in the vast majority of the market segments it serves with the BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. Customers can choose from an unrivalled variety of vehicles offering premium mobility with zero local emissions, ranging from the small and compact segments to midsize models and the luxury class.

The worldwide launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will get underway in October 2023.

50 years of BMW 5 Series success in 2022.
50 years of production at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing in 2023.
More than ten million BMW 5 Series produced.

Its harmonious balance of sporty driving pleasure and long-distance comfort has made the BMW 5 Series Sedan a worldwide hit. Over the course of 50 years and seven model generations, the 5 Series has established itself as the most successful business sedan in the world thanks to this defining characteristic, ingrained deep in the core of the brand. More than ten million BMW 5 Series were produced from 1972 to early 2023.

The first generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan arrived on the market in 1972. Its launch also marked the introduction of a new system of model designations that used a combination of three digits to denote the model series and engine variant. One year on from the model’s 50th anniversary, the latest edition is ready to take its traditional place in the brand’s sedan portfolio between the midsize 3 Series and the luxury 7 Series.

The new BMW 5 Series Sedan will be built exclusively at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. The facility in Lower Bavaria is the company’s largest manufacturing site in Europe. Production of the new BMW 5 Series will start in the same year the plant marks 50 years of manufacturing BMW models. The brand’s cars have been rolling off the production lines in Dingolfing since 1973, with its current portfolio including the BMW 7 Series and 8 Series luxury models and the all-electric BMW iX. BMW Group Plant Dingolfing is also home to the company’s competence centre for electric drive system production, whose tasks include manufacturing both the electric motors and the high-voltage batteries for the BMW i5 directly on site.

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      03-15-2023, 08:52 AM   #2
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      03-15-2023, 09:13 AM   #4
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It would be interesting to learn if the new i5 contains any incremental battery performance improvements. Standing by for updates.
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I'm waiting for the (hopefully) proper one on the NK platform. i4 is too tubby, can't imagine what this will weigh.
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Wasn't the G60 supposed to be announced in May and going to production from July? Is it pushed back to October now?
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odds the designer of this looked at an e39 and said "eww, what's that thing"

I'm kidding, but from the renders I'm expecting a massive amount of distance between the bottom of the car up to the A-pillar for no valid reason, as well as a GT63 bulbous shape. Eh.
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They might somewhat ruin the design language of ICE variants to accommodate the electric motors and making the car look bulbous. i4 came about from an existing design requiring a lot more creativity. With a new platform we might see some trade offs.

G30 is looking more and more attractive if there is another 6months of wait for G60 reveal, and likely a year before first units delivered.
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They might somewhat ruin the design language of ICE variants to accommodate the electric motors and making the car look bulbous. i4 came about from an existing design requiring a lot more creativity. With a new platform we might see some trade offs.

G30 is looking more and more attractive if there is another 6months of wait for G60 reveal, and likely a year before first units delivered.
Does that mean they will continue to produce G30 past what everyone thought was an April cut off ??
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Whatís the chances we are getting the Touring in the US?

Also.. isnít the taycan (wagon variant) the first and already available electric estate in Europe?
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Looks like the unremarkable DRL design prediction was accurate. Hereís hoping itís only for the i5, and the petrol 5er gets a more distinct look.
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Wasn't the G60 supposed to be announced in May and going to production from July? Is it pushed back to October now?
I don't think that has changed, with oversees production there's shipping, EPA holds due to new model and likely coming from overseas, etc..

Let's just say production starts July 15th. The first units are done maybe a week later? Add 30ish days for shipping and youre towards the end of August/beg Sept. Then EPA hold, loading onto trucks to get to dealers may add another 1-3 weeks depending on east coast/west coast, you're almost at October. Build in a little contingency time or to allow dealers to build up a few cars worth of inventory?
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Whatís the chances we are getting the Touring in the US?

Also.. isnít the taycan (wagon variant) the first and already available electric estate in Europe?
High chance I believe as the new M5 is supposed to have a US Touring model so possible the range may come.

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I don't think that has changed, with oversees production there's shipping, EPA holds due to new model and likely coming from overseas, etc..

Let's just say production starts July 15th. The first units are done maybe a week later? Add 30ish days for shipping and youre towards the end of August/beg Sept. Then EPA hold, loading onto trucks to get to dealers may add another 1-3 weeks depending on east coast/west coast, you're almost at October. Build in a little contingency time or to allow dealers to build up a few cars worth of inventory?
The teaser states --- The worldwide launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will get underway in October 2023.
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The teaser states --- The worldwide launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will get underway in October 2023.
Yes, I know, i was responding to the person asking if this is a delayed date
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