On January 24 that the BMW 5 Series family is about to welcome a new member – the high-performance all-electric touring car BMW i5 M60 Touring. Although the official details of this model have not been officially released, the teaser image released recently has already whetted the appetites of car enthusiasts.
In May last year, BMW finally unveiled the veil of the pure electric i5 sedan, which is slightly larger than the previous generation and is equipped with the brand’s latest software and technology, including the 8.5 version operating system. Positioned between the 3 Series and 7 Series in the BMW product lineup, the 5 Series has always played an important role as the brand’s second best-selling model after the 3 Series, and the addition of the i5 further enriches the diversity of this series. Currently, the eDrive50 and M60 versions of the i5 were launched at some dealers in the United States last year, and will be launched in China on January 25. The eDrive50 model has 335 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, with an 81.2 kWh battery pack providing a range of 475 kilometers. The dual-motor high-performance version i5 M60 can unleash 593 horsepower and 800 Nm of power. Although the latest teaser image does not explicitly indicate the M60 version, BMW has confirmed that the M Sport version is coming. From the blurry teaser image, we can see that the i5 M60 Touring adopts redesigned taillights, a more sporty rear bumper, and a small rear spoiler. In addition, IT Home noticed that the real car photos of the all-new BMW i5 Touring have also been exposed online. From the pictures, we can see that the model of the car is the i5 eDrive40 Touring, with the front of the new car adopting the latest design style of the BMW 5 Series and equipped with the M Sport package. The side uses semi-concealed door handles, and the top is equipped with a luggage rack. The rear adopts a design similar to the XM, with the black surround and diffuser at the bottom further enhancing the sporty feel of the car. The trunk of the car also has a two-layer opening method, and the rear windshield can be opened separately.
According to reports, the i5 M60 Touring, developed by BMW’s M division, will officially hit the market this spring. It is expected to have the same power system as the sedan version i5 M60, with dual motors producing 593 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. The interior will also feature the same 12.3-inch dual-screen design as the sedan version, and will be upgraded with the latest technology and software. As a touring car version, the i5 M60 Touring will offer a more spacious luggage space. However, the price of the touring version will be higher compared to the sedan version.