BMW i5 bookings open in India

 BMW India has started accepting bookings for the all-electric i5. The electric sedan will be brought to the country in limited numbers as a Completely Built Up (CBU) model. The upcoming i5 is now available for booking at BMW dealerships and online.

  1. i5 to be offered in top-end M60 xDrive guise
  2. Smaller wheelbase as compared to next-gen ICE 5 Series
  3. To offer 516km (WLTP) range

BMW i5 M60 xDrive: powertrain

Globally, the BMW i5 is available in two guises - eDrive 40 and M60 xDrive, with the latter set to be available at launch. The M60 xDrive gets an electric motor on each axle putting out a combined 601hp and 820Nm torque, helping the sedan sprint from

0-100kph in just 3.8 seconds before topping out at an electronically limited top speed of 230kph. It gets BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system as standard as opposed to the rear-wheel drive configuration seen on the eDrive 40 variant with a single electric motor.