2024 BMW i5 eDrive40: All you need to know

2024 BMW i5 eDrive40: All you need to know

Malaysia now has the updated version of the BMW i5 EV that was launched only four months ago. Called the all-new 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport, the executive electric sedan has had its specs sheet revised with some noticeable inclusions.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 cost?

    The new and updated version of the BMW electric sedan costs RM 399,800 (on-the-road without insurance).
  • What powers the2024 BMW i5 eDrive40?

    Powering the 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 is a single rear-mounted motor that churns out a maximum power output of 313 PS along with a peak torque of 400 Nm.
  • 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport for Malaysia benefits from following updates -

    • The previous 11 kW chargers is replaced by a 22 kW AC charging unit
    • 21-inch Style 954M wheels are replaced by smaller 20-inch Style 939M united
    • Cabin now gets a new color option called, Leather Merino Silverstone
    • The EV is now offered in 4 new exterior color options namely, Sophisto Grey Metallic, Oxide Grey Metallic, Cape York Green Metallic, and Fire Red Metallic.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40

    Let us get to know the all-new 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 in detail -

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 price

    The new and updated version of the BMW electric sedan is more expensive than the previous gen model. However, the bump is of RM 300 only, which puts RM 399,800 on the car’s retail price tag (on-the-road without insurance). With the service and repair package (five-year warranty and six-year maintenance) included, the total price jumps to RM 420,100.

    Each purchase is accompanied by a standard two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 powertrain

    Powering the 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 is a single rear-mounted motor that churns out a maximum power output of 313 PS along with a peak torque of 400 Nm. These figures can be boosted to 340 PS and 430 Nm with the My Mode Sport and Sport Boost/Launch Control function engaged.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 performance

    The above-mentioned powertrain configuration allows the car to complete a century sprint in just 6.0 seconds and attain a top speed of 193 kmph. Interestingly BMW also offers a range of iconic sounds crafted by renowned composer Hanx Zimmer.

    As for range, the car's 83.9 kWh battery offers a range of up to 582 km. BMW has also integrated the car with a Max range function which enhances the range by 25%. How? By limiting the speed, power, and deactivating comfortable option.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 charging setup

    The BMW EV comes with a 83.9 kWh battery placed in the floor pan, it can be charged via an AC wallbox charger at 11 kW that takes eight hours and 15 minutes for 0-100% SoC. Also present is DC fast charging at max rate of 205 kW that takes the battery from 10-80% SOC in 34 minutes.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 dimensions

    The BMW i5 eDrive40 has always been an eye-catching car with its dimensions fully supporting its stature. For instance, the three-box sedan is 5,060 mm long, 1,900 mm wide, and 1,515 mm tall. The wheelbases measure 2,995 mm.

    As for the cabin, in addition to offering a spacious cabin with sufficient leg and knee room, the car comes with a generous boot space at 490-liters.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 exterior

    The BMW i5 is surely an attractive car, although it misses out on i7 style mega grille there are still elements that make for stunning
    g car. The car exterior showcases general curves and surfacing with the side profile featuring flat door panels and flush handles.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40

    Other highlighting features include -

    • ‘5’ logo at the tail-end of the daylight opening
    • Kidney grille with ‘Iconic Glow’ outline
    • Sportier bumpers at both ends
    • Gloss black trim all over
    • Massive 21-inch BMW Individual aerodynamic 954 wheels in two-tone
    • Adaptive LED headlights
    • Integral Active Steering (four-wheel steering)

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 interior

    On the inside the EV features the most comforting seats wrapped in premium quality leather. The car takes full advantage of the tax-free window for CBE EVs and therefore benefits from features like - a panoramic glass roof, BMW Curved Display combining a 12.3-inch instrument panel and a 14.9-inch touchscreen display, BMW Interaction Bar, and an interior camera on roof (useful for both fun and security purposes). Elaborating on the interaction bar, it is a softly illuminated crystal-like trim that changes colors as a reaction to controls. Not to forget, the car runs on the latest BMW Operating System 8.5.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40

    Other highlighting features on the inside include -

    • Polished glass crystal elements
    • ‘Aluminium Rhombicle’ trim
    • An 18-speaker, 655W Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System
    • Harman Kardon system
    • Leather Merino in Black and Copper Brown
    • Head-up display
    • Smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto)
    • Travel & Comfort system
    • Comfort access system
    • Automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control
    • Front sport seats with electric adjustment and lumbar support
    • Active seat ventilation
    • Wireless charging tray
    • Roller sunblinds
    • M Leather steering wheel
    • M Anthracite headliner
    • Dark silver M accent combines with aluminum rhombicle

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 safety

    As expected the car packs a pretty strong safety kit that offers complete peace of mind to the owner and his/her family. Part of the kit are following gears -

    • Lane Change Warning
    • Rear Crossing Traffic Warning
    • Rear Collision Prevention
    • Exit Warning
    • Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
    • Speed Limit info
    • Automatic Speed Limit Assist
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Front/Rear Crossing Traffic Warning
    • Evasion Assistant
    • Surround View system
    • Remote 3D View
    • Reversing Assistant
    • Active Park Distance Control
    • Lateral Parking Aid
    • Parking: Start-Up Monitoring
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Tyre repair kit

    • Alarm system

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 customer service

    BMW Malaysia offers the EV with its new customer service system called Proactive Care (PC). The service offers impressive services like - Condition Based Service (CBS), Accident Assistance (A-Call), Live Diagnosis and Digital Tyre Diagnosis. The system is capable of triggering an alert in an event of immediate service requirement, wherein it will guide the driver to the nearest dealership.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 color options

    The BMW i5 eDrive40 is offered in four classic hues namely, Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Brooklyn Grey Metallic and Phytonic Blue Metallic.

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40

    2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 competitors

    In Malaysia, one of the competitors of the BMW i5 eDrive40 is the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+.

    What are your thoughts on the all-new 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40? Let us know in the comments.

    Also Read: This is the BMW i16 supercar that never reached production

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