After teasing the i5 Touring final 12 months, BMW has now launched an official preview of the M Efficiency model. The M division took to the X (previously Twitter) social media platform to share a shadowy video of the i5 M60 wagon forward of its world premiere. When is that going down? Originally of the 12 months, we completely reported that the large debut is locked in for subsequent month. The reveal ought to occur in early February.
The teaser doesn’t reveal a lot, however that’s not a problem since we have already got a reasonably good understanding of how the 5 Collection Touring goes to look. We’ve seen loads of spy pictures depicting the luxurious wagon codenamed “G61” all through 2023, leaving little to the creativeness. The long-roof i5 will sit on the identical CLAR platform because the variations geared up with combustion engines, which means the design goes to be largely the identical no matter what’s underneath the hood.
The i5 M60 Touring ought to echo its sedan sibling by having the identical pair of electrical motors delivering a mixed output of 593 hp and 605 lb-ft (820 Nm). Thoughts you, that huge torque is obtainable when the M Increase operate is activated or when the launch management system is engaged. With out them, torque sits at a barely decrease 586 lb-ft (795 Nm).
Anticipate BMW’s first electrical M Efficiency wagon to be a heavy automobile, contemplating the i5 M60 Sedan already weighs 5,081 lbs (2,305 kg). It ought to be capable of ship a sub-four-second dash to 100 km/h (62 mph) for the reason that saloon does it in 3.8 seconds. Logic tells us that it’ll inherit the battery pack with its usable capability of 81.2 kWh. Nevertheless, the vary is prone to take successful due to the added weight, so search for the numbers to be a smidge beneath the i5 M60 Sedan’s WLTP score of 283-321 miles (455-516 kilometers).
And now for the much less favorable information. The i5 M60 Touring is just not coming to america, the place BMW additionally received’t be promoting the common i5 Touring or the 5 Collection Touring, for that matter. Nevertheless, in line with our sources, the M5 Touring’s US visa has been accredited. The “G99” tremendous wagon will debut later in 2024 as the only 5er wagon coming to North America.
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