Harry Leahey

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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. 

Its range is anticipated to be slightly less than the saloon’s 362 miles due to the extra weight,  though its 205kW charging speed should deliver a 10-80 per cent recharge in 30 minutes. 

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.

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Harry Leahey 23/01/24