BMW 5 Series 2023
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New BMW 5 Series 2023 Redesign – According to a report on the BMW Blog, the next-generation BMW 5 Series design for the 2023 model has already been finalized, and as announced by BMW in its product roadmap, a 2023 electric BMW 5 Series is in the works.
The renders of the Avarvarii give the BMW 5 Series a new look by incorporating designs from the new 4 Series and M3/M4. However, it should be noted that the BMW 5 prototype has not yet been seen on public roads. Therefore this rendering is still a ‘what could happen’ scenario.
What is certain is that the profile will not be aerodynamic like the Mercedes EQE because the silhouette tends to be like a sedan, not a coupe. In addition, the A-pillar and C-pillar may not be as slanted, and the roofline isn’t as curved as on the three-pointed star EV.
BMW 5 Series 2023 Redesign
In terms of exterior equipment, the BMW 5 Series 2023 comes with Adaptive LED Matrix headlights, gets Shadow Line treatment with glossy black exterior finishing. In addition, BMW Individual Exterior Line Aluminum Satinated frames the latest BMW 5 Series model.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
It is expected that the BMW 5 Series 2023 (or BMW i5) will likely follow the burn of the G60 5-er in late 2023. Interestingly, not only will the BMW 5 Series be electric, but there will also be an electrified variant of the BMW 5 Series EV. BMW M5 with a 750 hp powertrain.
The latest generation BMW i5 should inherit some of the specs of the BMW iX xDrive40: an electric motor at the rear, and an optional one on the front axle as well, with a combined output of 300 hp enabling 0-100 km/h in about 6 seconds, and a 70 kWh battery pack with a range above 400 km. BMW could also consider a higher ’50’ variant with 100 kWh and 500 hp batteries.
To date, the BMW Group has not confirmed, but it is safe to assume that the 5 Series’ mains operating voltage will be 400 volts or slightly lower. Therefore, fast charging at 200 kW levels can be expected, but not fast charging at 300-350 kW levels, usually with 800-volt architectures. Charging at around 200 kW for ten minutes should offer a range of more than 120 km (75 miles), although top charging speeds may only be available in the 100 kWh configuration. BMW may limit the charging capacity of the 70 kWh configuration to 150 kW.
2023 BMW 5 Series Features
The electric BMW 5 Series 2023 will borrow many of the premium features of the iX and i4. Expect rival Tesla Model S to be available with LED headlights with BMW Laserlight and matrix function, BMW iDrive 8.0, BMW Curved Display which integrates a fully digital instrument cluster and central display on a one-piece curved panel, BMW Digital Key Plus with Ultra-Wideband ( digital button 3.0), 5G connectivity, panoramic sunroof, and more.
Automated driving and parking functions should be possible on the electric 5 Series from day one, with software upgrades that enhance autonomous driving capabilities later in the life cycle. Level 3 autonomous driving could be a long-term target for this model.
For safety, the 2023 BMW 5 Series is equipped with a Driving Assistant package which includes Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning, front collision alert with brake intervention (AEB), rear collision prevention, and crossing traffic warning. In addition, there is also a Parking Assistant Plus feature for automatic parallel and perpendicular parking.
BMW 5 Series 2023 Release Date
The BMW Group has not announced the production location of the BMW 5 Series EV. Still, it has been revealed that the Dingolfing E-Powertrain Competence Center (Germany) will be in charge of the car’s battery module, battery cell coating, high-voltage battery assembly, and e-engines (electric motors).
The facility has been manufacturing BMW iX3 electric motors since 2020 and began manufacturing iX and BMW i4 batteries and battery modules this month. The iX and i4 will get their electric motors too from this facility. The final assembly of the Series 5 electricity can be done in Germany for global sales and in China for domestic sales.