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Digital, dynamic and now also fully electric: the BMW V series is entering a new era

In a few months, the eighth generation BMW 5 Series Saloon will make its debut. The new model is more dynamic and comfortable than ever and boasts a new interpretation of the characteristically sporty design, not to mention the BMW 8.5 operating system with BMW Curve Display, digital services and the first purely electric drive system. . under the guise of the BMW i5.

The flexible power architecture means that the new BMW 5 Series sedan can be offered in fully electric and plug-in variants, as well as powered by highly efficient petrol and diesel engines with 48V mild hybrid technology.

At the BMW Group Annual Conference 2023, Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, announced more details about the new BMW 5 Series model series, indicating that the V Series Sedan will also be available as a full-fledged BMW. electric “The all-electric BMW i4 M50* shows how BMW perfectly combines dynamic performance and electric mobility,” said Zipse. “The best-selling BMW M model worldwide in 2022. An all-electric version from BMW M GmbH will also be included in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan line.

Zipse has revealed that a new variant has also been added to the brand’s choice of engines for the new BMW 5 Series Touring. “The BMW 5 Series Touring is very popular, especially in Europe,” he commented. “Starting in the spring of 2024, it will also come in an all-electric version, giving us a truly unique point in this segment.”

The arrival of the BMW i5 Sedan in the premium executive segment, after the BMW i5 Touring in 2024, will see the BMW Group continue the systematic expansion of all electric offerings.

The BMW Group already has fully electric vehicles and two cars in several market segments under the BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. Customers can choose from an incomparable variety of vehicles that offer premium mobility with zero local emissions, ranging from small and compact segments to the midsize and luxury class.

The worldwide expansion of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will begin in October 2023.

50 happy years of the BMW V Series in 2012.
50 years of production at the BMW Group Dingolfing plant in 2013.
More than a million BMW V Series has been produced.

Its harmonious balance between sporty driving pleasure and long-lasting comfort has made the BMW 5 Series Sedan a worldwide success. For more than 50 years and seven generations of models, the world’s most successful 5 series has established itself as the seat for this definitive brand, deeply embedded in the heart of the brand. More than ten million BMW 5 Series were produced from 1972 to 2023.

The first generation BMW 5 Series Sedan hit the market in 1972. Its launch also marked the introduction of a new designating system that used a three-digit combination to indicate the model series and engine variant. One year after the 50th anniversary of the model, the latest edition is presented to take its traditional place in the brand’s portfolio of chairs between the mid-range 3 Series and the upmarket 7 Series.

The new BMW 5 Series sedan will be built exclusively at the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing. The facility in Lower Bavaria is the company’s largest manufacturing site in Europe. Production of the new BMW 5 Series will begin in the same year that the plant celebrates 50 years of manufacturing BMW models. Famous cars have been rolling off the production lines at Dingolfing since 1973, and its current portfolio includes the luxury BMW 7 Series and 8 Series models and the all-electric BMW 9 Series. The BMW Group Plant Dingolfing is also home to the company’s competence center for the production of electrical systems, whose activities include the manufacture of electric motors and high-voltage batteries for the BMW i5 directly on site.


BMW i4 M50: electric energy consumption in kWh/100 km, combined: 22.5 – 18.1 (WLTP).

The values ​​of fuel consumption, CO 2 emissions, electrical energy consumption and operating range are determined according to the European regulation (CE) 715/2007 in the applicable version. They mention vehicles in the German market. When the size is revealed, the shapes have the desired impact.

All values ​​were calculated in the new WLTP test cycle. The WLTP values ​​are taken as the basis for determining vehicle tax-related or other labeling based (at least, among other things) on CO2 emissions, as well as eligibility for any subsidies applicable to specific vehicles. Further information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures can also be found at

In addition, information on official fuel consumption figures and specific CO 2 emission values ​​for new passenger cars is included in the following list: ‘Leitfaden uber den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die COrEmissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen’ (Guide to saving fuel, CO 2 emissions. and electricity). energy consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained completely free of charge from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at 2 .

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