2024 BMW 5-Series – The unveiling of the brand-new eighth model of the BMW 5-Series is scheduled for 2023. However, sightings of prototypes disguised in the camouflage of the top automobile, in conjunction with news from insider sources have provided a fairly clear image of what we can anticipate. A speculative rendering by Magnus. Concepts that are based on the prototypes provide an idea of what the next 5er might appear like.
2024 BMW 5-Series Review
The current 5-Series was launched in 2016 and then received the facelift in 2020. It is expected that a new clean-sheet design to be introduced in 2023. The next generation will be built upon the CLAR platform, and, in keeping with the “Power of Choice” strategy of the Bavarian automaker, it will be available in diesel, petrol plug-in hybrids, and completely electric versions which are likely to be branded with the name i5.
Plug-in hybrid models of the 5-Series were observed in the streets of Munich showing a vibrant shape with traditional three-box proportions. The body is more refined in comparison to the current model but it retains the iconic Hofmeister kink, which has been reported to have disappeared out of the four-Series. On the front, we have two aggressive headlights as well as a slightly bigger kidney grille. On the back, we see an angular roofline that resembles a coupe. smaller taillights that are likely linked by some LED strips.
Inside, we’re hoping to be able to see the Curved Display we have seen on the iX which combines the 12.3-inch electronic instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. It will be running the latest BMW Operating System 8 with advanced connectivity features as well as the modern ADAS with semi-autonomous driving features.
This engine range will come with upgraded versions of the existing four- and six-cylinder models with mild-hybrid technology to increase efficiency. Plug-in hybrid versions will incorporate an engine that is turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with either two or more electric motors that can produce as much as 500 horsepower (373 kW or 507 PS). In addition, the first fully-electric M car scheduled for replacement of the M5 could utilize a plug-in hybrid, combining twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 and electric motors, which allows for outputs that are close to 750 horsepower (559 kW/760 PS) and supercar-like acceleration numbers. In the case of the all-electric BMW i5, it will be distinguished by the grilles and blue accents on the intakes and aerodynamic wheel designs and the absence of exhaust pipes. The basic model tends to come with RWD with one electric motor located at the rear axle that produces around 300 horsepower (224 kW/304 PS) and 70 kWh of battery that is derived from an iX SUV. The more robust xDrive50 may include two motors (one on each axle) with more than 500 horsepower (373 507 PS or kW) together with an additional 100 kWh battery with 600 kilometers (373 miles) of WLTP range. There are also rumors of an i5 rival to the M-class that could have up to 800 horsepower (597 kW or 811 PS) however we’d recommend taking this one with a grain of salt.
2024 BMW 5-Series Rumors
The electric vehicle will be a direct rival with that of the Mercedes-Benz EQE that was unveiled recently in Munich as well as the new Audi A6 e-Tron, and the next-generation Tesla Model S. Although BMW hasn’t officially confirmed it a 5-Series Touring model will likely be similar to the four-door sedan that offers greater cargo space and functionality. We’ll get more information regarding the details as we get closer to the 2023 launch date of the 5-Series which will certainly be the last to be powered by ICE before the time when BMW’s range is completely electric.