2024 BMW i5 Review: The 5 Series Goes Electric

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
On the Road
BMW invited us to the company’s Performance Center in South Carolina to spend time with the new i5, and we spent most of our time in the high-performance M60. With plenty of torque on tap and the grip of all-wheel drive, the i5 is very quick off the line. BMW’s claim of 3.7 seconds to 60 mph seems conservative based on our experience, and the big sedan continues to accelerate strongly well past the 60 mph mark. Accelerating to freeway speeds is smooth and effortless, and the powertrain is whisper quiet. There’s very little wind or road noise when cruising at 70 mph, and the i5 delivers a solid, comfortable ride. Even when the road gets bumpy, the i5 remains unphased. There’s always plenty of power on tap, and acceleration is still strong from 70 mph.

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