BMW unveils £69k 5 Series Touring with electric and hybrid power options
The all-electric i5 estate is said to offer up to 348 miles of range
BMW has introduced the latest iteration of the BMW 5 Series Touring, showcasing advancements in powertrain technology with exclusive plug-in hybrid and all-electric options for the UK market.
Internationally, additional options include mild-hybrid petrol and diesel variants.
The UK market only gets the fully electric variant, the i5 Touring, followed by the plug-in hybrid 530e later in 2024.
The i5 Touring leads with two electric powertrain configurations. The entry-level eDrive40 features a 334bhp electric motor coupled with an 81.2kWh battery, promising a range of 300 to 348 miles and achieving 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds.
For those seeking higher performance, the M60 variant introduces a dual-motor setup boosting power to 592bhp, allowing for a 0-62mph sprint in 3.9 seconds but with a slightly reduced range of 277 to 314 miles.
The 530e plug-in hybrid, arriving later, will mirror the saloon's 294bhp system, combining a 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor for 52 to 60 miles of electric-only range.
The exterior design of the new 5 Series Touring incorporates a practical two-box estate shape, offering significant cargo space. It provides a boot capacity of 570 litres with seats up and 1,700 litres when folded.
For a more sporty aesthetic, a Sport Edition is available as an option featuring a non-M Sport body and 19-inch wheels, aiming to offer a more accessible entry point into the range.
Inside meanwhile, the 5 Series Touring borrows heavily from its saloon counterpart, inheriting the large, dual screen setup running the latest iDrive infotainment system.
Several safety features include Parking Assist, Trailer Assist, and Reverse Assist. Additionally, the car offers the convenience of automated parking, which can be controlled via a smartphone from a distance of up to 200 metres.
Pricing for the BMW 5 Series Touring in the UK begins at £69,040 for the base eDrive40 Sport, extending up to £99,090 for the high-performance M60 variant.
Details regarding the cost of the 530e plug-in hybrid will be disclosed closer to its launch date.