BMW has officially unveiled the eight generation 5 Series. The big sedan, internally known as G60, will be available globally with gasoline, diesel, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric powertrains.
The new generation is slightly bigger compared to the old one. There are pluses on all four dimensions (lenght, height, width and wheelbase).
On the design side thare are massive changes: a different front part, a more muscular lateral view and a toned-down rear end.
Inside the cabin there is a new infotainment system with BMW Operating System 8.5. The cabin will feature a digital instrument cluster, a massive central display and an interactive head-up display.
There are lots of technologies added to this new model on safety and assistance side.
On the engine side, the US entry level will be the 530i. It has a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine producing 255 hp and 295 lb-ft. The next on line is 540i xDrive: 3.0-liter, inline-six engine has been massaged to deliver 375 hp and 384 lb-ft.
The i5 – the electric variant of the car – will be available in eDrive40 and M60 xDrive. The first one has one motor with 335 HP, while the second one comes with two motors and 601 HP (when Boost function is active).
Both electric versions will have an 84.3 battery pack which will be good for over 500 kilometres of range in the M60 xDrive. In the eDrive40, the same battery will offer over 580 km of range.