More dynamic than ever, featuring a wealth of digital innovations
and, for the first time, all-electric drive – this is how the new BMW
5 Series Sedan steps up to the plate. As the BMW i5, the new edition
of the world’s most successful business sedan takes the lead on the
road to sustainable premium mobility in the upper mid-range vehicle
segment. Consistent electrification, advanced BMW iDrive display and
control system with “QuickSelect“, new digital services, and increased
sustainability throughout the entire product life cycle characterise
the progress made in the fields of the future which are centrally
important in the current transformation of the BMW Group.
The market launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will begin in October
2023. The new model generation will be offered worldwide with
all-electric drive and, depending on the market region, also with
plug-in hybrid systems as well as with highly efficient petrol and
diesel engines including 48-volt mild hybrid technology. Like all
previous model generations, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan is produced at
the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, where the electric motors and
high-voltage batteries for the BMW i5 are also manufactured.
Sporty elegance and striking presence with a new design language.
A clear and reduced design language emphasises the new 5 Series
Sedan’s sporty elegance and presence. Compared to the predecessor
model, the new edition has grown in length by 97 millimetres to 5,060
millimetres, in width by 32 millimetres to 1,900 millimetres and in
height by 36 millimetres to 1,515 millimetres. Its wheelbase was
lengthened by 20 millimetres to 2,995 millimetres.
The front view of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan is characterised by a
modern interpretation of the twin headlights and BMW kidney grille.
LED elements arranged almost vertically serve as turn indicators and
daytime driving lights. The BMW kidney grille, which projects far
forward, features a wide surround and optional BMW Iconic Glow contour lighting.
In the side view, the high shoulder line, powerfully designed
surfaces and two precisely traced character lines shape the vehicle’s
athletic body. Black side skirts, flush-mounted door openers and an
embossed number 5 at the base of the C-pillar are further
eye-catchers. The dynamically stretched proportions flow into a
powerful rear end. Flat rear lights divided by a chrome strip
interpret the hallmark L-shape expressively.
The dynamic character of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan can be further
enhanced with the optional M Sport Package and the M Sport Package
Pro. The range of paintwork already includes three BMW Individual
paint finishes at market launch.
Driving pleasure and travel comfort combined with innovative flair.
The new BMW 5 Series Sedan offers ideal conditions for enjoying
hallmark BMW driving pleasure in everyday traffic and a high level of
comfort on long-distance journeys. Generous space, modern
functionality, a high level of acoustic comfort as well as
high-quality, precisely processed materials, fine workmanship and
advanced digital services characterise the ambience in its interior.
The cockpit of the new BMW 5 Series has a significantly reduced
number of buttons and controls compared to the predecessor model. This
is achieved by consistently digitalising functions. The BMW Curved
Display reinterprets the brand’s hallmark idea of driver orientation.
The fully digital display system consists of a 12.3-inch Information
Display and a 14.9-inch Control Display. The steering wheel has also
been redesigned with a flattened lower section and haptic feedback on
the control panels, and the selector lever on the centre console. The
optional BMW Interaction Bar is another highlight. The effectively
backlit functional unit with crystalline surface structure extends
across the entire width of the instrument panel far into the door
panels and includes touch-sensitive control panels.
A first at BMW: Fully vegan interior.
Newly designed sports seats are standard equipment. The optional
comfort seats offer a wide range of electrically operated adjustment
options. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is the brand’s first model to
feature a fully vegan interior as standard. This includes the surfaces
of the seats, the dashboard and the door panels, as well as the
steering wheel for the first time. The seat surfaces in the Veganza
version with leather-like properties are also optionally available
with a decorative perforation. Further optional equipment includes BMW
Individual Merino leather upholstery in several bicolour variants.
All-electric BMW i5 M60 xDrive as the top model.
The all-electric BMW i5 is equipped with extensively enhanced
fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology and is being launched in two
variants. The BMW i5 M60 xDrive (combined power consumption according
to WLTP: 20.6 – 18.2 kWh/100 km (62 miles)), which combines an up to
442 kW/601 hp drive with hallmark M performance and specific design
features. Two highly integrated drive units on the front and rear
axles make up an electric all-wheel drive. The system torque generated
is up to 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) when M Sport Boost or the M Launch Control
function is activated. This enables the BMW i5 M60 to accelerate from
zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, its top speed is
electrically limited to 230 km/h (143 mph).
The BMW i5 eDrive40 (combined power consumption according to WLTP:
18.9 – 15.9 kWh/100 km (62 mph)) is also available. Its electric motor
drives the rear wheels and generates a maximum output of 250 kW/340 hp
and a maximum torque of up to 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) with Sport Boost or
Launch Control function. The BMW i5 eDrive40 accelerates from zero to
100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, its top speed is 193 km/h (120 mph).
The space-saving high-voltage battery is located in the underbody and
provides a usable energy content of 81.2 kWh. In addition to the
efficient electric motors, the latest version of adaptive recuperation
and an intelligent combination of heat pump technology for heating and
cooling the interior, drive and high-voltage battery contribute to the
long range. The respective WLTP values are 455 – 516 kilometres (282 –
320 miles) for the BMW i5 M60 xDrive and 497 – 582 kilometres (309 –
361 miles) for the BMW i5 eDrive40. With the new MAX RANGE function,
the range can be increased by up to 25 percent if required by limiting
power and speed and deactivating comfort functions.
Innovative eCharging solutions from BMW Charging.
The Combined Charging Unit (CCU) of the BMW i5 enables AC charging
with an output of up to 11 kW as standard and up to 22 kW as an
option. The high-voltage battery can be charged with direct current
with a power of up to 205 kW. For example, the battery charge level in
the BMW i5 can be raised from 10 to 80 percent in around 30 minutes.
The new Connected Home Charging is offered for the BMW i5 as well as
for the plug-in hybrid models. It creates the conditions for solar and
load-optimised charging (stage 1) and for cost-optimised charging
based on a dynamic electricity tariff contract (stage 2, from 2024).
In addition, the offer of BMW Charging and its strategic cooperation
partner E.ON lays the foundations for networking with the energy
market through bidirectional charging in future generations of
vehicles. The all-electric models in the new BMW 5 Series are also the
first BMW vehicles of the brand to be suitable for use with the Plug
& Charge function. This enables the vehicle to authenticate itself
automatically at compatible public charging stations without having to
use an app or charging card.
A unique feature is the Multi
Contract Option, which allows customers to digitally store up to five
individual Plug & Charge-enabled power contracts from different
providers in the vehicle.
New petrol and diesel engines with 48-volt mild hybrid technology.
Petrol and diesel engines from the new modular generation of BMW
Group Efficient Dynamics engines will be offered in a market-specific
selection. They now feature 48-volt mild hybrid technology throughout
and are combined with a new 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard.
In Europe, the market launch will see the four-cylinder BMW 520i
Sedan models (fuel consumption combined: 6.4 – 5.7 l/100 km (62
miles); CO2 emissions: 144 – 130 g/km according to WLTP)
with 153 kW/208 hp, the BMW 520d Sedan (combined fuel consumption:
5.6 – 5.1 l/100 km (62 miles); CO2 emissions:
147 – 133 g/km according to WLTP,) and the BMW 520d xDrive Sedan
(combined fuel consumption: 6.0 – 5.5 l/100 km (62 miles);
CO2 emissions: 157 – 143 g/km according to WLTP) with 145
kW/197 hp each. Other petrol engines with four and six cylinders are
available outside Europe. The model range will be supplemented in
spring 2024 by two variants with plug-in hybrid drives of the latest
generation. A new in-line six-cylinder diesel engine will be available
for the BMW 5 Series Sedan from 2024. Another variant of the BMW i5
with electric all-wheel drive will also follow in the course of 2024.
Unique balance between driving dynamics and travel comfort.
The BMW 5 Series Sedan’s characteristic balance between maximum
sportiness and high-level long-distance comfort is enhanced once again
in the new edition. The longest wheelbase in the upper mid-range
vehicle segment, increased track widths at the front and rear axles,
an almost perfectly balanced 50 : 50 ratio axle load distribution,
intelligent lightweight construction and increased body and chassis
connection rigidity contribute to this.
The extensively advanced chassis technology, like the control
systems, has been model-specifically adapted to the weight balance
associated with the respective drive technology. It includes directly
controlled wheel slip limitation, integrated braking system and sport
steering with variable steering ratio as standard. An M sport
suspension, an M sport brake system and the Adaptive Suspension
Professional (standard in the BMW i5 M60 xDrive) with electronically
controlled shock absorbers, Integral Active Steering and new vertical dynamics management are available as
options. The optional Adaptive M Suspension Professional also includes
Active Roll Stabilisation with Active Roll Comfort. Light alloy wheels
in 18-inch or 19-inch sizes (BMW i5 and plug-in hybrid models) are
standard equipment. Light-alloy wheels up to a size of 21 inches and
performance tyres are offered as options.
Intense partially automated driving experience: New Highway
Assistant, unique Active Lane Change Assistant.
A significantly expanded range of systems for partially automated
driving and parking is available as standard or as an option for the
new BMW 5 Series Sedan. An innovative technology kit creates the
conditions for their outstanding functionality.
The highlight of the range is the optional Driving Assistant
Professional including Steering and Lane Control Assist and Distance
Control with Stop & Go function. In the automotive markets in the
US and Canada, as well as in Germany, it includes the Highway
Assistant, which relieves the driver of steering tasks on highways
with structurally separated directional lanes. At driving speeds of up
to 130 km/h (85 mph), it is possible to take your hands off the
steering wheel and position them comfortably as long as you keep a
close eye on the traffic. As a world first, the system in the new BMW
5 Series now also includes the Active Lane Change Assistant with eye
confirmation. This comfort feature now achieves a new level of
interaction between the driver and the vehicle. The vehicle suggests a
lane change and this can be carried out for the first time by looking
in the exterior mirror to confirm the lane change. The Active Lane
Change Assistant takes over the necessary steering movements
automatically, the traffic situation permitting.
The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is equipped with Parking Assistant,
including Reversing Assist, as standard. With the optional Parking
Assistant Professional, automated parking and manoeuvring of up to 200
metres can be controlled in the vehicle or by smartphone outside the vehicle.
Intuitive operation and new digital experiences: BMW iDrive
with “QuickSelect” and BMW Operating System 8.5.
The enhanced BMW iDrive display and control system with
“QuickSelect” also contributes to the characteristic driving
and travelling experience in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. It is based
on the BMW Operating System 8.5 and features a redesigned home screen
with vertically arranged function icons on the driver’s side.
“QuickSelect” enables functions to be accessed directly without
having to switch to a submenu. This means that the system has received
an improved menu structure, oriented towards devices from the consumer
The new BMW iDrive is also combined with the BMW Curved Display and
the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. It is consistently designed to
be operated by means of a touch display and natural language. In
addition, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan also features steering wheel
buttons and the BMW iDrive Controller on the centre console. The
optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional includes the BMW Head-Up
Display and Augmented View on the Control Display or instrument
cluster. The BMW Natural Interaction option is also available for
controlling functions using gestures.
In-car gaming premieres in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan.
In addition, BMW Operating System 8.5 offers a wider range of digital
content for information and entertainment, faster update cycles for
functions, improved information on charging points for electric
vehicles and optimised access to many specific online services. Video
streaming is possible on the Control Display, as is an innovative form
of in-car gaming presented for the first time in the new BMW 5 Series
Sedan with the AirConsole platform. Driver and passengers can play
so-called casual games while the vehicle is stationary, for example to
bridge waiting times while charging the high-voltage battery of the
Optimised networking with up to four 5G mobile antennas.
Other innovations include the Welcome Scenario with light show and
personal welcome, which optionally also includes the dynamic light
carpet. The BMW Digital Key Plus is now available for suitable
smartphones with the iOS or Android operating systems as well as for
the Apple Watch. With two 5G mobile phone antennas as standard and
four as an option, the new business sedan provides optimised
connectivity and phone quality. The Personal eSIM fully integrates the
vehicle into the customer’s digital ecosystem. In selected countries,
the BMW ID enables automatic payment of parking fees from the vehicle.
The new BMW 5 Series Sedan offers a choice of up to six My Modes to
deliver an all-immersive vehicle experience. The standard equipment
also includes optimised smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and
Android Auto™. With the Remote Software Upgrades function, the vehicle
always stays up to date with the latest software. With BMW
ConnectedDrive Upgrades, customers can also test selected functions
free of charge for a period of one month and then book them for a
The market launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan marks the beginning
of a new chapter in the field of customer service. With Proactive
Care, BMW is creating a new platform for exchanges with customers when
different types of car servicing is required. The focus is on
recognising the vehicle’s service needs also by using artificial
intelligence and proactively offering solutions to the customer.
BMW i5 eDrive40*:
Power consumption combined in WLTP cycle: 18.9 – 15.9 kWh/100 km
Electric range in WLTP cycle: 497 – 582 km
BMW i5 M60 xDrive*:
Power consumption combined in WLTP cycle:
20.6 – 18.2 kWh/100 km
Electric range in WLTP cycle: 455 – 516 km
BMW 530e (from spring 2024)*:
in l/100km combined in WLTP cycle: 0.8 – 0.6
in kWh/100 km combined in WLTP cycle: 21.4 – 18.9
in g/km combined in WLTP cycle: 19 – 14
BMW 550e xDrive (from spring 2024)*:
consumption in l/100km combined in WLTP cycle: 1.1 – 0.8
consumption in kWh/100 km combined in WLTP cycle: 22.5 – 20.1
CO2 emissions in g/km combined in WLTP cycle: 24 – 19
Fuel consumption in l/100km combined
in WLTP cycle: 6.4 – 5.7
CO2 emissions in g/km combined in WLTP
cycle: 144 – 130
BMW 530i (US, not available in Europe)*:
consumption in l/100km combined in WLTP cycle: 7.2 – 6.3
emissions in g/km combined in WLTP cycle: 165 – 144
BMW 530i xDrive (US, not available in
Fuel consumption in l/100km combined in WLTP
cycle: 7.5 – 6.6
CO2 emissions in g/km combined in WLTP cycle:
171 – 151
BMW 540i xDrive (US, not available in
Fuel consumption in l/100km combined in WLTP
cycle: 7.7 – 6.8
CO2 emissions in g/km combined in WLTP cycle:
176 – 156
Fuel consumption in l/100km combined
in WLTP cycle: 5.6 – 5.1
CO2 emissions in g/km combined in WLTP
cycle: 147 – 133
BMW 520d xDrive*:
Fuel consumption in l/100km
combined in WLTP cycle: 6.0 – 5.5
CO2 emissions in g/km combined
in WLTP cycle: 157 – 143
*All figures are preliminary values.