A quick glance at BMW i5 Touring Electric Wagon

A quick glance at BMW i5 Touring Electric Wagon

The BMW i5 Touring electric wagon, a battery-powered version of the German brand’s renowned 5 Series wagon, promises an exclusive combination of sporty elegance, modern functionality and emission-free driving pleasure. The BMW i5 Touring stands out in a segment where premium battery-powered wagons are a rarity. In comparison to its sedan counterpart, the electric wagon boasts a larger trunk with a cargo volume of 570 to 1,700 liters (approximately 20.1 to 60 cubic feet), offering greater practicality for diverse lifestyles.

Under the hood, the base i5 Touring, which has been labeled as eDrive40, features a single rear-mounted electric motor (e-motor) capable of producing 230 kilowatts (308 hp) in standard driving conditions and 250 kW (335 hp) when engaged in Sport mode. Torque has been reported at 295 pound-feet (400 Newton meters) but it reaches 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) momentarily during Sport Boost or Launch Control activation. The WLTP driving range for the eDrive40 Touring has been reported at an impressive 300 to 348 miles (483 to 560 kilometers).

Charging capabilities of the i5 Touring are also quite impressive, accepting up to 205 kW from DC sources and up to 11 kW from an AC source. The company is also offering an optional 22 kW onboard charger.

For those seeking even more power, the luxury brand is offering the i5 M60 xDrive Touring, which boasts a dual-motor all-wheel-drive (AWD) setup. It delivers 380 kW (509 hp) regularly and 442 kW (592 hp) in performance-oriented modes. Torque levels are elevated to 586 lb-ft (795 Nm) consistently and 604 lb-ft (820 Nm) when M Sport Boost or My Mode Sport is used. The range for the i5 M60 xDrive Touring spans 276 to 314 miles (445 to 506 km) between two charges.

In the plug-in hybrid domain, the electric wagon offers 530e and 530e xDrive models, combining a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with an e-motor for a total output of 220 kW (295 hp) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm). The WLTP-rated fully-electric driving range for these plug-in hybrid models spans between 49 and 59 miles (79 to 96 km).

The lineup encompasses numerous powertrain options, including plug-in hybrid gasoline models, mild-hybrid diesel variants, as well as all-electric trims. The German luxury automaker’s European and Asian markets will get these vehicles as soon as early next year, with a starting price of 72,200 Euros in Germany. Unfortunately, the i5 Touring and the 5 Series Touring plug-in hybrid aren’t destined for the United States.

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