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BMW i5 / 5 Series wins World Luxury Car 2024 title

BMW 5 Series claims the title of World Luxury Car 2024.

March 27, 2024
  • Eighth model generation of the world's most successful business sedan wins over international expert jury
  • Dynamic potency, majestic long-distance comfort and digital innovations make a compelling combination during extensive test drives
  • Ninth title win in total for BMW in this prestigious competition

Munich. More dynamic than ever, brimming with digital innovations, with a spacious interior exuding a premium feel and Ė in the shape of the BMW i5, with a fully electric drivetrain for the first time, the new BMW 5 Series reinforces its claim to leadership in the premium executive class. For the members of the World Car Awards expert jury, it was the standout new arrival among the field of luxury vehicles which celebrated their debuts in the worldís car markets over the past 12 months. The international panel of experts therefore handed the BMW 5 Series the crown of World Luxury Car 2024. The results were announced today at the start of the New York International Auto Show 2024 as part of a ceremony broadcast worldwide via streaming services.

The success of the BMW 5 Series was underpinned by assessments carried out during extensive test drives by the around 100 car journalists from 30 countries that made up the jury. These ratings were then recorded in detail by the World Car Awards organisers. The BMW 5 Series fended off competition from a field of 13 new luxury vehicles, winning over the jury not only with the majestic power delivery from its portfolio of electrified combustion engines as well as the electric drive system, but also with its high comfort levels over long-distance journeys and numerous digital innovations. ďWe are very pleased to receive this prestigious award. The verdict of the international jury shows that our strong-character products with their typical BMW qualities convince and inspire demanding target groups all over the world,Ē said Bernd KŲrber, Senior Vice President BMW Brand and Product Management, Connected Company.

BMW 5 Series: Consistent electrification and digital innovations.

The BMW 5 Series displays its progressive character with its powertrain technology, its innovative digital services as well as an elegantly sporty design, generous levels of cabin space, optimised acoustic comfort and a progressive premium ambience for the interior. Advanced assistance systems like the motorway assistant and active Lane Change Assistant with eye confirmation emphasise the long-distance qualities of the BMW 5 Series. With the display and control/operation system BMW iDrive with QuickSelect, the BMW Curved Display and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with extended functionality all on board, the i5 is comprehensively set up for user-vehicle interaction via touch control and natural speech. When the car is stationary, BMW 5 Series occupants can explore the extensive video streaming offering on the control display and enjoy a new form of in-car gaming Ė e.g. to make use of the time when the high-voltage battery is charging.

As a fully integrated member of the new BMW 5 Series model range, the BMW i5 offers locally emission-free driving pleasure. The driving dynamics and efficiency of the BMW i5 have their roots in fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology. This comprises highly integrated drive units and high-voltage batteries with extremely high energy density. In addition, the latest evolution of adaptive recuperation and an intelligent combination of heat pump technology for heating and cooling the interior, drive system and high-voltage battery help the car to achieve a range of up to 582 kilometres (362 miles) in the WLTP cycle, depending on the model and specification. The Combined Charging Unit of the BMW i5 enables AC charging at a rate of up to 22 kW and DC charging at up to 205 kW. This means the carís range can be boosted by up to 156 kilometres (97 miles) within just 10 minutes when plugged into a fast-charging station.

The entire combustion engine portfolio has also been electrified. A flexibly designed drive architecture that was open to different technologies from the outset enables the new BMW 5 Series Sedan to be offered for the first time as an all-electric model, with plug-in hybrid systems and with highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. The combustion engines from the new modular generation of BMW Group Efficient Dynamics engines all feature the latest version of 48-volt mild hybrid technology.

BMW wins title number nine in the World Car Awards.

The World Car Awards were created 20 years ago to stand alongside national and regional distinctions as an acknowledgement of outstanding innovations and new products in car markets worldwide. This year, the awards were presented in a total of five categories in addition to the overall prize.

Over the years, BMW has collected eight wins in the World Car Awards. One of the victors was the BMW 7 Series, which was crowned World Luxury Car in 2016 already. In 2018, the title of World Performance Car was presented to the BMW M5. This ninth title win for the Bavarian premium carmaker is the latest in a long line of distinctions amassed by the new BMW 5 Series over the past few months. For instance, the all-electric version alone adds to the trophy collection with a total of three ĄCar of the Yearď awards from Norway, Denmark and Italy.
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This is great to see, especially in a segment that is already very competitive! Good job BMW!
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Make i5 with range more than 300 miles (like ix). You gonna have way more customers.
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Make i5 with range more than 300 miles (like ix). You gonna have way more customers.
Not as simple as that... for now.

With BMW's current technology adding a bigger battery would add cost and weight.

The Neue Klasse cars are the ones to wait for if you need more than 300 miles of range. I'd argue that charging speed at this point is more important than range, but I don't know your needs.
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"The international panel of experts therefore handed the BMW 5 Series the crown of World Luxury Car 2024"

Another group of "independent" experts and judges. This stuff is hilarious.
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genuine question - how many luxury sedans are left lol? or ones that were even recently released... benz mainly has egg shaped ev's left and audi has nothing new
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The new 5 Series is a good looking car
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Is this award the same as Sky Trax recognizing JFK as one of the world's best airport or saying AA is top notch?
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Not as simple as that... for now.

With BMW's current technology adding a bigger battery would add cost and weight.

The Neue Klasse cars are the ones to wait for if you need more than 300 miles of range. I'd argue that charging speed at this point is more important than range, but I don't know your needs.
The issue is not range but the charging infrastructure. I donít drive for more than 3 hours without getting out and stretching my legs. Thatís usually at a gas station to buy a bottle of water or something. Once charging stations are every X number of miles, people will stop talking about range. My sonís Ford Probe GT gets about 180 miles to a tank, but no one talked about range when that car came out in 1993.
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"The international panel of experts therefore handed the BMW 5 Series the crown of World Luxury Car 2024"

Another group of "independent" experts and judges. This stuff is hilarious.
Some pretty tough competition in this segment. Rumor has it the Hongqi E-HS9 was running neck and neck for the win.

https://www.worldcarawards.com/web/e...cles.asp?cat=8
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This new m5 is gonna be lit 🔥
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Had a loaner 5 series, can confirm. That car was a beaut, hid it's weight and floated over the road. Interior was gorgeous.
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This is kind of ridiculous, honestly - like a last man standing competition. But the e class has become somewhat of a strange car with the inside tech heavy and underpinnings basically typical Merc, jaguar is dead, Lexus is ancient, and Audi hasnít been updated in 20 yearsÖ not really much competition, is there? What are all these cars Iíve never heard of Ö China automakers?
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The issue is not range but the charging infrastructure. I donít drive for more than 3 hours without getting out and stretching my legs. Thatís usually at a gas station to buy a bottle of water or something. Once charging stations are every X number of miles, people will stop talking about range. My sonís Ford Probe GT gets about 180 miles to a tank, but no one talked about range when that car came out in 1993.
Iím sick of geriatric apologists and people who canít hold their bladders going on about this. First, EV range is extremely sensitive to driving style. Second, for those of us who actually road trip, we want to be able to drive 4+ hours at 70-80mph without having to stop. Not everyone has the same needs or the same small bladders.

My wife and I can EASILY and safely do 1,000 miles in a day, and an anemic 250-300-mile range, shortened drastically by wind, hills, and higher speed, simply doesnít cut it.
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Iím sick of geriatric apologists and people who canít hold their bladders going on about this. First, EV range is extremely sensitive to driving style. Second, for those of us who actually road trip, we want to be able to drive 4+ hours at 70-80mph without having to stop. Not everyone has the same needs or the same small bladders.

My wife and I can EASILY and safely do 1,000 miles in a day, and an anemic 250-300-mile range, shortened drastically by wind, hills, and higher speed, simply doesnít cut it.
Yep! Tl;dr: have to stop every two hours on the interstate in a Tesla model Y.

My Teslaís range disappears at an alarming rate at 80 mph, so unless Iím drafting someone itís really impractical for long distances.

I took a 112 mile round trip last weekend with half interstate and half country highways - averaged about 60 mphÖ started with 47% range. I would have ended with 2% so had to pop into a supercharger. My wh/mi was 285 or 3.5 mi/kWh. 65 degrees outside and breezy - sunny. Iíve done the same trip albeit a bit longer and took it easy as possible and got 4 mi/kWh which is about 300 miles of range.

So basically 300 miles is the max, and 270 is very optimistic for interstate, which means 220 is a decent estimate for 75-80 mph interstate. Assume I start from a SC at 85% battery thatís 85% of 300 = 255 x 220/300 = 190. Assuming I want to stop at 15% battery remaining to be safe thatís 15% * 75 kWh = 11 kWh * 3.6 = 40 miles of range. So I can go 150 miles or about 2 hours before I stop.

Check my math. Weíve done a trip starting 100% and got 173 miles to our destination averaging 70 mph, then 20 miles to the SC with about 10% battery left. Seems to check out.

Cold or wind or rain would make it even worse.
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The new 5 Series is a good looking car
Itís fine looking. Thereís nothing about it that makes me want to buy one. It just kindaÖ is.
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Iím sick of geriatric apologists and people who canít hold their bladders going on about this. First, EV range is extremely sensitive to driving style. Second, for those of us who actually road trip, we want to be able to drive 4+ hours at 70-80mph without having to stop. Not everyone has the same needs or the same small bladders.

My wife and I can EASILY and safely do 1,000 miles in a day, and an anemic 250-300-mile range, shortened drastically by wind, hills, and higher speed, simply doesnít cut it.
Sorry. I am 67 and suffer from both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. I cannot sit that long even in a car as comfortable as my i5. Come and talk to me in 30 years and see if you are still driving 1,000 miles in one stretch. You probably donít travel with children or pets. This makes you an outlier.
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Sorry. I am 67 and suffer from both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. I cannot sit that long even in a car as comfortable as my i5. Come and talk to me in 30 years and see if you are still driving 1,000 miles in one stretch. You probably donít travel with children or pets. This makes you an outlier.
Exactly. And itís fine it may not work for 3-10% of the population. If 90% go electric, the world will be in a better place.
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Was thinking same
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