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BMW i5 India launch, price, BMW EV bookings open

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BMW i5 India launch, price, BMW EV bookings open

BMW India has started accepting bookings for the all-electric i5 both online and at dealerships. The i5 will be brought in to the country in limited numbers as a CBU model.

  1. i5 to be offered in top-end M60 xDrive guise
  2. Smaller wheelbase than next-gen ICE 5 Series
  3. To offer 516km (WLTP) range

BMW i5 M60 xDrive: powertrain

Globally, the BMW i5 is available in two guises – eDrive 40 and M60 xDrive. The M60 xDrive gets an electric motor on each axle putting out a combined 601hp and 820Nm torque, helping the sedan sprint from 0-100kph in just 3.8 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 230kph. It gets BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system as standard as opposed to the rear-wheel drive configuration seen on the eDrive 40 variant with a single electric motor.

While the ICE-powered 5 Series will be available in long-wheelbase guise, the i5 will only be offered with the standard wheelbase.

BMW i5 M60 xDrive: battery pack, range

The i5 comes equipped with an 81.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with the India-bound M60 xDrive variant getting a WLTP-certified range of up to 516km on a single charge. It gets a 11kW AC charger as standard, which can be increased to 22kW with an optional onboard charger. Moreover, the electric sedan also gets 205kW DC charging capability, with BMW claiming a 10-80 percent charge within 30 minutes.

BMW i5 M60 xDrive: price, deliveries

BMW is yet to reveal the prices of the i5 M60 xDrive, and it will have no direct rivals upon launch. However, we expect it to command a significant premium over its ICE sibling and expect it to touch the Rs 1 crore mark. BMW says that deliveries will be done on a first-come-first-served basis starting May 2024.

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