2023 BMW 5 Series electric design finalized – Report

According to a report on BMW Blog, the design of the next generation BMW 5 Series (BMW G60) has been finalized, and as announced by BMW in their product roadmap, a 2023 BMW 5 Series electric is in the making.

The rendering from Avarvarii provides a look at the new 5-er with design inputs borrowed from the latest 4 Series and M3/M4. It is to be noted that prototypes of the BMW G60 have not been sighted on public roads, hence this rendering is still a ‘what it could be’ scenario.

The BMW 5 Series EV (or the BMW i5 as it could be called) is likely to follow the combustion G60 5-er by late 2023. Interestingly, not just a regular BMW 5 Series electric, but there will also be electrified variants of the BMW M5: an 800 hp hybrid and a 1000 hp all electric.

In future, models such as the high-volume BMW 5 Series and the X1 as well as the BMW 7 Series will be available with four different types of drivetrain – all-electric, plug-in hybrid, petrol and diesel.

A clip from the BMW Group Report 2020

The standard 5 Series electric however should inherit some of the specification of the BMW iX xDrive40: an electric motor at the rear, and optionally one at the front axle too, with a combined output of 300 hp allowing for 0-100 km/h in about 6 seconds, and a 70 kWh battery pack with a range in excess of 400 km. A higher ’50’ variant with a 100 kWh battery and 500 hp could also be under consideration.

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Note the BMW 5 Series BEV on the company’s investor presentation from November 2020. Image: BMW Group.

Depending on the spec, the 5 Series electric should allow for charging at 200 kW or at least 150 kW DC fast charging.

Further details about the electric 5 Series should follow in the months to come, including whether a modified version of the CLAR platform will underpin the electric 5 Series.

2023 BMW 5 Series electric FAQs

What is the release date of the 2023 BMW 5 Series?

The 2023 BMW 5 Series ICE & electric should be out by end of 2023, going by the product map released in Nov 2020.

What are the rivals to the 2023 BMW 5 Series electric?

The 5 Series electric will go up against the Mercedes EQE and the upcoming Audi E6.

What is the price of the 2023 BMW 5 Series electric?

The 2023 5 Series electric should have a starting price from 65,000 EUR.