BMW i5 Touring Estate set for Spring unveiling
While the exact boot capacity remains unconfirmed, expectations are high given the previous version's generous 570 litres
As its latest addition to its growing electric vehicle range, BMW has announced the introduction of the i5 Touring estate, an all-electric iteration of its popular 5 Series.
The new model is poised for a full reveal in the spring of 2024.
The i5 Touring estate distinguishes itself from its saloon version with unique rear lights and a streamlined front end featuring a blanked-off grille.
In terms of powertrains, the i5 Touring estate is expected to have a lineup similar to the saloon version, including a rear-wheel drive i5 eDrive40 as the entry-level version. This consists of a 322bhp rear-mounted electric motor and an 81.2kWh battery, enough for 0-62mph in six seconds.
Additionally, the M60 xDrive Touring will be the high-performance model from BMW's M division. It is expected to boast a dual-motor four-wheel drive system with 593bhp and 820Nm of torque, using the same 81.2kWh battery. The M60 in saloon guise can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds, before reaching its top speed of 142mph. While the M60 saloon is said to have a maximum range of 320 miles, the Touring version is expected to offer around 300 miles.
Inside, the i5 Touring estate will resemble the saloon versions, featuring a large, 12.3-inch touchscreen displaying BMW’s iDrive infotainment system.
While the exact boot capacity of the new 5 Series Touring remains undisclosed, expectations are high given the previous version's generous 570 litres.
As for price, while nothing is official yet, it’s likely to see a slight rise over the saloon version, fetching closer to £80,000.