BMW 5-Series All-electric Spotted
The next-generation BMW 5-Series will use all types of power plants: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and all-electric. In the summer, insider information appeared that the model would receive two battery modifications at once, and now eyewitnesses were able to confirm it by photographing the corresponding prototypes with documentation from the manufacturer on the windshields.
The younger modification of the i5 eDrive40 will receive a 335-horsepower electric motor and only rear-wheel drive. The second car – the one that has the camouflage pasting already familiar to us – is the older i5 M60 xDrive. It is expected that it will be equipped with a 590 hp twin-engine all-wheel drive unit.
Earlier this month it became known that the new BMW 5-Series will not have the "usual" options with V8: the eight-cylinder engine is reserved exclusively for the M5 sports car, and it will be included in the hybrid power plant with the ability to charge from the mains. It will be the same internal combustion engine with the S68 index, which is put on the current 760i sedan and X7 M60i crossover. A step below will be a brand new M560e – also a "socket" hybrid, but with an in-line "six". In addition, depending on the market, 520i, 530i, 520d modifications will be available to buyers.
Production of the model should start only in the middle of next summer, but it can be declassified this year. "M" – including the revived M5 Touring – are expected in 2024 – as is an elongated version of the sedan for China.
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