In Thailand, the BMW i5 2024 is distributed with 2 versions with the following specific prices:
– BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport – THB 4,999,000 (approximately 3.36 billion VND)
– BMW i5 M60 xDrive – THB 5,599,000 (approximately 3.77 billion VND)
The BMW i5 has brought the 5 Series into the era of full electric, although this model has a controversial design. The car is equipped with a kidney-shaped grille with prominent surrounding lines.
Both variants of the i5 for the Thai market come with a sporty exterior package, with the more powerful i5 M60 xDrive variant equipped with BMW Individual aerodynamic 21-inch alloy wheels in Jet Black. The lower variant is equipped with M 20-inch alloy wheels in Black Grey.
The i5 eDrive40 M Sport is powered by a single rear-mounted electric motor with 340 PS and a maximum torque of 430 Nm. The car is equipped with an 81.2 kWh battery pack for a range of 497-582 km according to WLTP standards.
For the i5 M60 xDrive, this version is equipped with two electric motors mounted on both axles, with a combined output of 601 PS and a torque of 795 Nm. When activating the M Sport Boost or M Launch Control feature, the maximum torque increases to 820 Nm, helping the car accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. This version is also equipped with an 81.2 kWh battery pack with a range of 455-516 km according to WLTP standards.
The BMW i5 2024 can charge from 10-80% in about 30 minutes in fast charging mode.
The German automaker stated that the BMW i5 2024 has a weight distribution of 50:50 that is almost perfectly balanced between the front and rear axles. Both variants are equipped with Adaptive Suspension Professional.
In terms of interior equipment, the i5 2024 is equipped with the BMW Curved Display, consisting of two 12.3-inch and 14.9-inch screens running on the BMW 8.5 operating system with QuickSelect. In addition, the i5 also comes with a touch-sensitive BMW Interaction Bar that spans the entire width of the dashboard and extends to the door panels.
For entertainment, the i5 M60 xDrive features a Bowers & Wilkins 17-speaker audio system, while the i5 eDrive40 M Sport uses a Harmon Kardon 12-speaker hi-fi system, and both variants have integrated gaming features.
The safety features provided on the Thailand version of the i5 2024 include the Driving Assistant Professional system, including Lane Keeping and Lane Departure Warning as well as Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function.
Trang Nguyen (Forum.autodaily.vn)