The i5 May be the Most Anticipated BMW of 2024 – Here’s Why

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2024 BMW i5 | BMW

One of the most highly anticipated EVs from BMW is the all-electric 5-Series, known as the 2024 BMW i5.

Set to be delivered this fall, the 2024 BMW i5 aims to live up to the expectations of an electric BMW.

Overall, BMW is making significant strides in electrifying its lineup to ensure it stays competitive as electric vehicles (EVs) become increasingly popular.

The German automaker has already introduced several electric models in the North American market, including the BMW i3, BMW i4, BMW iX, and BMW i7.

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Interior of the new i5 eDrive40. | BMW

And now comes the 2024 i5, which will be available in two configurations: the i5 eDrive40 and the i5 M60 xDrive.

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The i5 M60 xDrive boasts incredible power, thanks to its dual motors that deliver up to 590 horsepower and 586 lb-ft of torque.

With such impressive performance, the i5 M60 xDrive can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. This means that the electric i5 M60 xDrive outperforms its gas-powered counterpart, the 5-Series, in terms of speed and power. 

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2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive. | BMW

Notable features:

  • The all-electric i5 M60 boasts standard xDrive dual-motor all-wheel drive and dual electric motors for exhilarating performance and efficiency.
  • Standard on the i5 M60 Sedan, the powerful 17-speaker, 655-watt Bowers & Wilkins Surround System fills the cabin with rich and layered sound.
  • Standard M Sport Brakes with blue calipers – or your choice of red calipers with the optional M Sport Professional Package – make a powerful pairing on the pavement with up to 21-inch M Wheels.
  • Adaptive Suspension Professional is standard in the 2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive. You’ll experience the feel of complete control on every drive – thanks to electronically controlled dampers.

The i5 eDrive40 is equipped with a rear motor that produces 335 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

While it may have less power than the i5 M60 xDrive, it offers a longer electric range. The BMW i5 eDrive40 can travel up to 295 miles on a full battery charge, whereas the i5 M60 xDrive has a range of up to 256 miles. The sedan accelerated from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds.

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The new BMW i5 offers a longer electric range, more power, and more efficiency. | BMW

This range difference is due to the i5 M60 xDrive’s higher power output, which demands more energy.

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  • The modern glass BMW Interaction Bar with Ambient Lighting reacts to your touch and casts soft and soothing light throughout the cabin.
  • Luxury isn’t just seen, it’s felt. The available Glass Controls – on the iDrive controller, Start/Stop button, and rocker switch for gear selection – add a luxurious, exquisite touch to the cabin.
  • The available Luxury Seating Package includes Front Ventilated and Heated Multi-Contour Seats and Rear Heated Seats – for comfort that rivals any high-class lounge.
  • Amplify the energy of any moment with the Harman Kardon Premium Sound System, standard on the 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40. This 12-speaker and 205-watt system immerses you and your passengers in a rich symphony of sound.
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When you step inside the new i5, its interior envelopes you in luxury, comfort, and safety. | BMW

The BMW i5 will also introduce an innovative feature: in-car gaming.

BMW will debut a gaming platform called the AirConsole, which allows occupants to play video games on the car’s 12.3-inch curved display. This feature adds an element of entertainment during parked moments.

BMW is also exploring the possibility of incorporating virtual reality (VR) technology into its future models. The ability to change settings in the BMW i5 using hand gestures suggests that VR integration may be closer than we think. For those who prefer smartphone apps, the BMW i5 also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless integration.

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Explore the BMW i5’s tech features: | BMW

Tech features:

  • A curved panel integrates a 12.3-inch digital gauge display along with a 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen.
  • BMW’s newest iDrive 8.5 interface offers user-friendly operation and can receive updates through over-the-air updates.
  • Optional head-up display
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto.
  • In-dash navigation
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Harman/Kardon stereo system
  • Onboard Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Safety and convenience are also at the forefront of the BMW i5’s design.

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Safety features of the new BMW i5: | BMW

The vehicle comes equipped with an autonomous driving feature that operates up to 85 mph on the highway. Additionally, the driver assistant system allows for automatic lane changes, reversing, and parking, enhancing the overall driving experience.

Standard safety features include:

  • Front collision mitigation with left-turn warning
  • Rear cross-traffic warning with brake intervention
  • Lane keep assist with active blind-spot detection
  • Parking assistant

As BMW continues to electrify its lineup, the BMW i5 represents a significant step forward in the brand’s commitment to sustainable mobility.

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The i5 represents BMW’s forward thinking into the future. | BMW

With its powerful performance, extended range, in-car gaming capabilities, and advanced safety features, the BMW i5 is poised to make a mark in the growing EV market. It also offers fast charging capabilities – charging from 10 to 80 percent in 30 minutes

Car & Driver has also provided some insights into the 2024 i5.

According to the Car & Driver, the BMW i5 will feature a sleek design with a dynamic silhouette and a spacious interior. The magazine suggests that the i5 will be built on BMW’s new EV platform, which allows for a flat battery pack and an optimized interior space.

The i5 is expected to offer impressive acceleration and handling, making it a true driver’s car.

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Visit BMW of Palm Springs for inquiries about the new BMW i5. | BMW

So what about pricing?

The 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 starts at $68,800, while the more powerful i5 M60 xDrive begins at $85,750.

The new BMW i5 is the pinnacle of innovation, luxury, and driving pleasure. Check out our 2024 BMW i5 inventory at BMW Palm Springs.

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