BMW Has Commenced Bookings For The Upcoming i5 Luxury EV

  • Apr 4, 2024
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Will be available in the country as a completely built unit (CBU) and will deliver a whopping 600 PS and 820 Nm

  • Pre-launch bookings for the BMW i5 M60 commences ahead of its India debut.
  • Will be brought in as a CBU and will be confined to limited units.
  • Boasts 600 PS / 820 Nm and a WLTP-claimed range of 516 km.
  • To be the fifth EV in BMW’s portfolio.

BMW India has started accepting pre-launch bookings for its upcoming i5 EV. It will be introduced in its most powerful M60 XDrive avatar and will be brought in as a completely built unit (CBU), and hence will be limited to fewer units. This model will also mark the debut of the next-gen 5 Series in India, which will also get an ICE version later this year. 

Front 1/4 left Image of i5

The i5 M60 XDrive will be the fifth EV in BMW’s lineup, further expanding its EV portfolio in the country. BMW already retails EVs like the BMW i7, BMW iX, BMW i4 and BMW iX1 in the Indian market. 

Side view Image of i5

The i5, in comparison to its ICE counterpart, looks more aggressive with EV-specific design cues and elements like the covered front grille, aerodynamically designed alloy wheels, and different LED signature elements. It will be feature-loaded, with technology packed up to the brim. You can take a closer look at the i5 in our unveiling story

Front Image of i5

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The i5 M60 XDrive produces 600 PS and 820 Nm, making it sprint from a standstill to 100 kmph in just 3.8 seconds. With its 81.2 kWh battery pack powering dual motors, it gives a WLTP range of up to 516 km. Upon DC charging the i5 M60 XDrive can juice up from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. 

Rear 3/4 left Image of i5

Upon its launch which is expected in the coming weeks, the BMW i5 M60 XDrive is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs 1.5 crore (ex-showroom) and will rival other EV’s in the market such as the Audi e-tron GT.

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