2024 BMW i5 Touring – Our friends at BMWBlog have been informed by sources that the BMW i5 Touring has been under consideration. A market launch is anticipated for 2024. According to the report, at least one of the G61 5 Series Touring models will be all-wheel-drive i5 Touring versions. This is because the station wagon body style remains popular in European markets.
2024 BMW i5 Touring Review
LMC Automotive, an analyst firm, reported that the station wagon is slowly losing its popularity in favor of the SUV. However, 1.5 million estate cars will still be sold by 2025, with Europe accounting for approximately 75 percent of the market. As governments set deadlines for the elimination of combustion engines, electrified models have been in demand. Northern Europe is a market that is particularly strong for estates and is pushing for electric vehicles. This makes it a strong argument for BMW to approve this project. It is interesting to note that the MG5 is the first and possibly only electric estate available for sale in the UK, and soon in Europe.
The BMW Laserlight with Matrix function will be featured on the i5 Touring and i5 Touring. It is also available on the iX. Shkelqim Amethi (Instagram), a speculation rendering of the BMW i5 Spy shots of the BMW iX and the BMW i4 have revealed that the BMW designers will keep the subtle kidney grille design from the G60 5 Series. This should also translate to the BMW i5. The question is though the BMW i5 Touring will be able to remove scratch marks from its grille due to the manufacturer’s additional polyurethane coating. The BMW i5 Touring’s design should be very similar to the current business estate. It will also feature a greater focus on aerodynamics, which explains why flush doors can open automatically and electronically.
The BMW i5 interior should be minimalist in design with a relaxing lounge-style ambiance. The iX-type dashboard is low-profile and features simple surfacing and delicately-designed air vents. There are also discreetly integrated speakers and HUD projectors. The dashboard should have enough space between it and the center console. This may contain an electronic gear selector and iDrive8 function scroller and selector as well as a volume adjuster, start button, stop button, and an electronic parking brake. These items are likely to be made of premium materials such as glass and wood. Touch control buttons and haptic feedback may be featured on the center console. The cabin would reflect the principle of shy tech and reduce to the essentials.
Engine & Battery
The BMW i5 Touring and i5 will borrow powertrains from BMW i4, which has rear-wheel drive and twin-motor variants. The former, eDrive40, has 335 horsepower while the latter, M50 xDrive, has 536 horsepower. The BMW i5 will share the 80.7 kWh battery and the i4 with a WLTP range of around 350 miles. As the BMW Die Neue Klasse platform is still in its infancy, we don’t expect any significant improvements in performance or features for the 2024 BMW i5 compared to the 2022 model Bimmers. The next milestone in BMW engineering (with the BMW i5 and i4) will be in 2025.
2024 BMW i5 Touring Production & Launch
It could take 2025 for an M5-equivalent electric sedan to become reality. It is not known if BMW will bring back the sport-wagon segment by launching an electric i5 Touring. Oliver Zipse (Chairman of the Board of Management at BMW) confirmed that the G60 series 5 Series as well as its electric counterparts, which now would include i5 Touring, will be manufactured at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. The BMW i5 sedan will be available by the end of 2023. A 2024 launch is possible for the i5 Touring.
The BMW i5 range will be available starting at 65,000 EUR. The i5 sedan would be priced the same as the ICE version. There wouldn’t be a significant difference between the touring and the touring versions.