BMW has just unveiled the new 5 Series and i5 G60 models

2023-07-01 16:45:54 Author: Alfa Rent a Car
BMW has just unveiled the new 5 Series and i5 G60 models

The BMW 5 Series G60 is the new benchmark of elegance and performance. BMW recently launched the newest model in their flagship series, the 5 Series G60. Combining refined elegance with advanced technology and exceptional performance, the new 5 Series G60 sets new standards in the luxury car industry. With an expressive design and flowing lines, this sedan impresses from the first glance. The new 5 Series G60 represents an evolution both in terms of aesthetics and in terms of the technologies and innovations used, thus strengthening BMW's position as a leader in the luxury car segment.

The 8th generation BMW 5 Series is finally here, and for the first time it is also available as a purely electric car called the i5. What's more, BMW also revealed the electric version of the M division with over 600 horsepower, and the Alfa Rent a Car Cluj Napoca airport office presents you with all the spicy details in the lines below:

  • BMW unveiled the new 5 Series models from the 8th generation G60
  • The 5 Series is available as an all-electric car for the first time
  • The interior is inspired by the new 7 Series model
  • The electric version of the i5 is also available as the M60 model with 601 horsepower
  • Autonomy of up to 580 km for the i5
  • It is currently for sale from €56,000

The new BMW 5 Series G60 and the electric i5 G60 impress with their sophisticated and modern exterior design and even though they are completely different under the body they look similar on the outside. Fortunately, the AlfaRent a Car Airport Cluj agency will let tou know that the new Series 5 G60 has escaped the design trend that has taken over the new models Series 4, Series 7 and X7 where the radiator grill has the shape of two beaver teeth, the new Series 5 retained the kidney-shaped design of the previous model. Both models combine the classic elegance of the 5 Series with innovative and distinctive elements. The cars front grille is bigger and more imposing, adding an aggressive and unique look. Slim headlights with LED or laser technology complement the sculpted front line of the car. Balanced proportions, with an elongated hood and a robust profile, give it a strong and dynamic presence on the road. Intelligent aerodynamic elements such as integrated air intakes and deflectors not only enhance the aesthetic appearance, but also optimize the airflow, contributing to the car's efficiency and performance. Premium details and high-quality finishes, such as integrated rear-view mirrors and subtle body lines, complete the elegant and refined appearance of these models. The i5 G60 variant also brings elements specific to electric cars, such as the closed front grille and blue details, emphasizing the ecological nature and electric technology of the car. Overall, the exterior design of the new BMW 5 Series and i5 G60 demonstrates the brand's attention to detail and innovative approach, offering a contemporary and impressive look on the road. The new BMW 5 Series G60 comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, but 20- and 21-inch alloy wheels can be optionally chosen. The door handles have a new design, they are now integrated into the doors.

The interior of the new BMW 5 Series and i5 models impresses with its modern design and elegance. High quality materials and premium finishes create a sophisticated and comfortable atmosphere. Both models are equipped with the latest generation of BMW's infotainment system, which integrates a 31 cm screen behind the steering wheel and a larger one with a diameter of 38 cm in its continuation in the center console. It provides access to various features and services such as GPS navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone compatibility through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system can also be controlled via voice commands or via a touchpad located near the gear shifter. The new BMW 5 Series and i5 models offer a variety of upholstery options to satisfy the tastes and preferences of each customer. You can choose between high-quality natural leather upholstery, mixed leather and fabric upholstery or premium fabric upholstery. Thus, you can customize the appearance and comfort of the car's interior. Another interesting aspect of the interior is the ambient lighting system. It allows you to customize the interior lighting, creating a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere in the car. You can choose from a range of colors and intensities to suit your preferences and mood. BMW 5 Series and i5 models are designed to offer a high level of comfort and ergonomics. The seats are electrically adjustable and can be equipped with heating, ventilation and massage functions. The multifunction steering wheel features integrated controls, allowing you to control various functions without having to take your hands off the wheel.

The new BMW 5 Series G60 comes equipped with a varied range of engines, which offer outstanding performance and efficiency, and the Alfa Rent a Car Airport Cluj Napoca company shows you what they are in the lines below:

  • Petrol engines: The range of petrol engines includes 4, 6 or 8 cylinder units with TwinPower Turbo technology. They offer outputs ranging from around 250 horsepower to over 500 horsepower, depending on the model and version chosen. These engines ensure quick acceleration and a dynamic driving experience.
  • Diesel engines: For those who prefer diesel engines, the 5 Series G60 offers 4- and 6-cylinder options, also with TwinPower Turbo technology. Powers range from around 190 horsepower to 330 horsepower, delivering impressive torque and fuel efficiency.
  • Plug-in hybrid variants (PHEV): The BMW 5 Series G60 also includes plug-in hybrid versions, which combine a petrol engine with an electric motor. They offer a significant electric range and reduce CO2 emissions. The combined outputs of the hybrid system vary by model, but can reach around 300 horsepower or even more.

BMW will also offer an all-electric variant for the 5 Series for the first time. This is called the i5 and will be available in two versions at launch. The most affordable model is called the BMW i5 eDrive 40 and has a single electric motor that provides traction to the rear wheels. This engine develops 240 horsepower and a torque of 400 Nm, and in boost mode it develops a torque of 430 Nm for a very short short period. The BMW i5 eDrive 40 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds, slightly faster than the competition Mercedes EQE 350. If customers want higher performance, then the Alfa Rent a Car Cluj Napoca Airport office informs you that there is an i5 version much fastest available. This is called the BMW i5 M60 and it also has an engine located on the front axle, which together with the rear one provides all-wheel drive and develops 601 horsepower and 820 Nm of torque. It is almost as powerful as the BMW M5 Competition. The BMW i5 M60 reaches 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

Both the new BMW i5 eDrive 40 and the i5 M60 share the same battery pack. They have a usable capacity of 81.2 kWh, which is less than the 89 kWh capacity that the Mercedes EQE is equipped with. BMW claims the eDrive 40 has a range of up to 580 km, close to the 600 km range of the Mercedes EQE 300 competition. The BMW i5 M60 has a range of 500 km, less than the eDrive 40, but more than the 450 of km that Mercedes EQE has for the AMG 53 variant.

The trunk of the new BMW 5 Series G60 has a volume of 520 liters which is 10 liters less compared to the previous model which offered 530 liters. Unfortunately, in the electric version of the BMW i5 G60, the volume of the trunk is even smaller because the electric motors and batteries occupy the space under its floor, thus the volume is 490 liters. On the bright side, BMW has confirmed that an i5 Touring combi variant will be available next spring.

The new BMW 5 Series G60 model can be ordered right now and the starting price is 56 thousand euros for the 520i version. The electric variant BMW i5 eDrive 40 starts from 85 thousand euros while the i5 M60 model costs over 110 thousand euros. Hybrid variants 530e and 550e will be available in early 2024, both are plug-in hybrids and have a range of up to 100 km in electric mode.



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