In 2023 it will arrive & agrave; on the market the new BMW i5 , the electric version of the future new generation of the 5 Series. This is a very important model for the electrification strategy of the German car manufacturer. Now, two examples of the battery-powered sedan have been intercepted and the new spy photos show some interesting details.
ALSO THE I5 M60 MODEL
Let's start with the first set of images showing a car covered by some tarps. How can you & ograve; note, in this case the sheets serve only to hide the final shapes of the car. This is a sign that this model is fast approaching the moment of its presentation and that the development is; practically come to an end. Looking closely at the sheets on the windows of the car, you can see that this is the BMW i5 40 version.
The second car of the spy photos, on the other hand, presents the camouflage livery ranking already; seen on the vehicles of the German brand. The interesting aspect, however, is that on the exposed sheet we find the indication that it is the BMW i5 M60 , therefore, the top model of the range and the most; performing.
What powertrain will these electric cars adopt? At the moment there are no precise indications yet. However, you can & ograve; try to hypothesize that the BMW i5 40 can have the same powertrain as the BMW i4 eDrive40. So, if that were really the case, the new sedan could have a single 250 kW (340 hp) electric motor powered by an 83.9 kWh (80.7 kWh usable) battery.
By as for the BMW i5 M60 model, it is speculated that it could use the same powertrain as the BMW iX M60, albeit with a slightly lower power. We remind you that the more version performance of the electric SUV can & ograve; rely on two engines and a maximum power of 455 kW/619 hp. If the rumors turn out to be correct, therefore, we must expect a power close to 600 hp. There will be; however, way to find out more.
In addition to these two variants present in the spy photos, & egrave; It is possible that BMW will offer its new i5 also in further versions . All that remains, therefore, is to wait for new information on the debut of the electric sedan which should arrive at the same time as that of the new generation of the BMW 5 Series.
[Spy photo: CarScoops]
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