Athletic, elegant, sophisticated, these are the words that will spring to mind from the very moment you see the BMW i5 for the first time. However, this is only the beginning of what makes the electric i5 such an engaging vehicle.
The new BMW i5 exudes sophisticated elegance. The modern interpretation of the classic BMW silhouette draws the eye to the front. The almost-vertically stacked LED headlights are not only daytime running lights but also the indicators. The BMW kidney grille instantly identifies the pedigree of the i5. And now with the optional BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting, the presence of the i5 projects boldly forward.
Precisely traced character lines will lead your eye down the flank of the BMW i5. The high shoulder and powerful, impactful surfaces accentuate the i5’s strong, athletic form. The black side skirts, flush door handles and embossed 5 on the c-pillar encourage your gaze to linger as your eye wanders down the i5 before the hallmark L-shape flows into the rear of the vehicle.
The exquisite exterior detailing of the BMW i5 just hints at what is to come. The electric BMW i5 is designed, built and delivered with driving pleasure at its very core. From the everyday commute in traffic to the wide-open, winding roads best enjoyed over weekends, the i5 handles each driving occasion with characteristic aplomb. The hallmarks of the world’s most successful business sedan have been refined and distilled to emphasise and accentuate your driving pleasure.
The cockpit of the BMW i5 wraps around the driver, with every function and capability within easy reach, allowing you, as the driver, to remain fully committed to the road ahead. The BMW Curved Display with 12.3-inch Information Display and 14.9-inch Control Display is the centrepiece and focus of the driving experience. Through the digitising of functions, the centre console has been streamlined, with clean ergonomics ensuring that the driver’s seat of the i5 is where you will want to spend as much time as possible.
Sports seating is now standard across the range of BMW i5 vehicles, and the i5 is the first BMW to now feature a fully vegan leather interior appointment as standard. This includes the surfaces of the seats, the dashboard and the door panels, as well as the steering wheel. This Veganza interior adds to the premium feel of the BMW i5, while also contributing to the improved sustainability of the model.
However, perhaps the most thrilling aspect of the BMW i5 is its performance. The enhanced fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology effortlessly combines efficiency and an exciting driving experience. 442 kW is delivered through the front and rear axle motors to give the i5 electric all-wheel drive, while propelling you to 100 km/h in an astoundingly quick 3.8 seconds. With a range of up to 516 km on a single charge, your i5 has the legs it needs to get you where you want to go.