The BMW i5 eDrive40 Sedan features a 335 hp electric motor and rear-wheel drive for a dynamic driving experience. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, and for those who like more power, the i5 M60 xDrive version is available with 601 hp and acceleration to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
The BMW i5 eDrive40 delivers excellent levels of safety, achieving scores of 89% for adult occupant protection and 85% for child occupant protection according to Euro NCAP's 2023 ratings. The car also includes standard safety features such as a blind spot warning system, lane control and a stabilisation system.
With a usable battery capacity of 81.2 kWh, the BMW i5 eDrive40 offers a claimed WLTP range of up to 497 km in heavier conditions (TEH) and up to 582 km in lighter conditions (TEL). In real-world conditions, the range may vary depending on driving style and weather conditions.
The interior of the i5 eDrive40 is modern, with fewer buttons and larger screens, reflecting BMW's latest technological innovations. Passenger space is generous, with plenty of legroom for rear passengers and a 490-litre boot.
The BMW i5 eDrive40 has a length of 5,060 mm and is 97 mm longer than the previous model in the series, which adds to the space and comfort. The exterior design retains BMW's sporty spirit, but has been simplified compared to previous models.
BMW includes a variety of driving modes called 'My Modes' that change not only the response to the accelerator pedal, but also the colours of the 'BMW Interaction Bar' in the interior. The car also offers different sound environments created by Hans Zimmer that add a unique audio element to the driving experience.
The BMW i5 eDrive40 supports fast charging with up to 205 kW, allowing charging from 10 to 80% in approximately 28 minutes. For home charging, the vehicle is equipped with a Type 2 port and can be charged with a maximum output of 11 kW, which means that charging from 0 to 100% takes approximately 8 hours and 45 minutes.