The i5 wagon will join the current i5 sedan with a large 570 litre boot, over 500km of range and a $200k+ price tag
The new wagon version will join the electric i5 sedan in the Australian market, priced from $219,900 before on-road costs.
Available in a sole M60 variant, the i5 Touring is priced $4000 more expensive than its sedan equivalent, or a significant $64,000 more than the base i5 eDrive40 M Sport.
The BMW i5 Touring joins 15 other electric variants across seven models in the local BMW lineup.
The first-ever fully electric BMW wagon, or Touring, is due in Australia during the third quarter of 2024.
In terms of dimensions, the i5 Touring measures in at 5060mm long, 1900mm wide and 1515mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2995mm. That makes the Touring larger in every proportion than an Audi A6 allroad wagon.
As for practicalities, the i5 Touring will have a 570 litre boot which can expand up to 1700 litres with the second row seats folded. This is significantly bigger than the sedan’s 490 litre boot.
The BMW i5 Touring in its M60 xDrive guise is powered by a 442kW/820Nm (the torque figure is boosted during M Launch Control or M Sport Boost) dual electric motor setup. BMW claims a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.9 seconds. That’s only slightly slower than the sedan’s 3.8 second claim.
Powering the big Bavarian wagon is a 81.2kWh usable battery pack that provides up to 506km of range (WLTP).
Charging the new electric BMW wagon can be done at up to 22kW AC, or 205kW DC.
The new BMW i5 Touring will come standard with M Sport suspension, M Sport braking system and rear-wheel steering.
Other features include rear axle air suspension, 50:50 weight distribution and what BMW calls “active roll comfort’, essentially active anti-roll bars which compensate for rolling movements during hard driving or on uneven road surfaces.
BMW’s first ever electric wagon will come standard with the following list of features:
The following packs are available as options:
The new BMW i5 Touring (wagon) has not yet been tested by ANCAP, however the related BMW 5 Series received a five-star rating in 2023, with its best scores being 89 percent for adult occupant protection and 87 percent for child occupant protection.
As standard, the new electric BMW i5 Touring will come fitted with the following safety features:
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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