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BMW 5 Series wagon 2024: first all-electric i5 Touring confirmed for Australia


The i5 wagon will join the current i5 sedan with a large 570 litre boot, over 500km of range and a $200k+ price tag 

BMW Australia has confirmed it will bring a Touring version of the all-electric i5 to Australia in 2024.

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.

2024 BMW i5 Touring M60 xDrive side angle static
This is the 2024 BMW i5 Touring M60 xDrive

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. 

The i5 Touring will compete with other large wagons such as the electric Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, as well as the upcoming Audi A6 E-Tron

2024 BMW i5 Touring M60 xDrive interior side angle shot studio
A look inside the 2024 BMW i5 Touring M60 xDrive

Key facts and figures for the new i5 Touring 

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.  

2024 BMW i5 Touring M60 xDrive interior wide angle with screens
Curved Display screens are standard in the new i5 Touring

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. 

2024 BMW i5 Touring M60 xDrive front angle static
The i5 Touring gets a light-up LED grille

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. 

Standard specification for the i5 Touring variant

2024 BMW i5 Touring M60 xDrive rear badging
The Touring will only be available in high-spec M60 guise

BMW’s first ever electric wagon will come standard with the following list of features:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels (21-inch wheels are a no-cost option)
  • M chassis tuning
  • BMW Curved Display with 14.9-inch centre touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system
  • Wireless phone charging 
  • BMW Iconic sounds 
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Panoramic glass roof 
  • Automatic tailgate
  • Adaptive LED headlights 
  • Front seat heating 
  • Sport seats with leather merino upholstery
  • Tyre pressure monitoring 
  • Ambient lighting 
2024 BMW i5 Touring M60 xDrive front end detailing
The i5 Touring will have a 570 litre boot and plenty of practicalities

The following packs are available as options:

  • Comfort package ($2700)
  • Steering wheel heating 
  • Roller sunblinds for rear side windows
  • Comfort front seats 
  • Rear seat heating 
  • M Sport Plus ($3000)
  • 21-inch BMW Individual aerodynamic in jet black
  • M lights shadow line 
  • M red brake calipers 
  • M seat belts 
  • High gloss black radiator grille frame
  • High gloss black tail light trim strips
  • M carbon exterior mirror caps 
2024 BMW i5 Touring M60 xDrive front 3/4
The BMW i5 Touring is due in Australia during the third quarter of 2024

How safe will the new BMW i5 Touring be?

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:

  • Driving assistant professional
  • Steering and lane control assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Parking assistant professional
  • Four surround-view cameras and an ultrasonic sensor

BMW i5 2024: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • i5 sedan eDrive40 M Sport: $155,900
  • i5 sedan M60 xDrive: $215,900
  • i5 M60 Touring xDrive: $219,900 (NEW)

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