BMW”s new 5-Series – aspiration for the masses
It’s a car many will aspire to, a car to signify your good taste and life success. Yep, the
5-Series BMW is a road companion of great merit for decades and now in its eight
generation, new owners will enter a motor world where a wealth of digital
innovations and all-electric drive await. This latest model 5-Series is due here in
Like all previous model generations, the new BMW 5 Series Saloon is manufactured
at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. In 1973, the first vehicle manufactured at the
plant was a first-generation BMW 5 Series Saloon.
Models & Pricing
CO 2 (WLTP)
208 330 N/A 130 - 140 N/A €69,850
340 430 477 -
0 19.5 - 15.9 €90,110
601 820 455 -
0 20.6 - 18.2 €119,210
The instantly recognisable exterior design of the new 5-Series wears the BMW
brand’s current design language. This latest, eight-generation vehicle, has grown in
length by 97mm to 5,06mm, in width by 32mm to 1,900mm and in height by 36mm
to 1,515mm. The wheelbase has been increased by 20mm to 2,995mm , providing for
improved seating comfort, especially in the rear.
The front view of the new BMW 5 Series Saloon wears the brand’s signature twin
headlights and BMW kidney grille. The LED headlights show the hallmark four-eye
face in a modern and reduced form. Daytime driving lights and turn indicators are
generated by two nearly vertical LED elements arranged on the outside. The
Adaptive LED Headlights incorporate both the cornering light and the Matrix High
Beam including the glare-free High Beam Assist BMW Selective Beam. M Shadow
Line lights with black trim for the inside of the headlight housings are standard on M
Sport Pro models.
The BMW kidney grille, inspired by the “Sharknose” and projecting far forward,
functions as the visual centre. With its wide surround and BMW Iconic Glow
standard on M Sport Pro and i5 M60 xDrive models, the BMW kidney grille gives the
5 Series a distinctively sporty appeal.
This new 5-Series is the first BMW in Ireland to feature Veganza upholstery as
standard from launch, encompassing the seats, dashboard and door panels while the
BMW Interaction Bar first seen in the BMW 7 Series is now incorporated in the new
BMW 5 Series. Furthermore, the saloon is now available with a panoramic roof – the
first time in the model’s history – and the digital experience is taken to a new high
with cutting-edge additions of AI-driven servicing notifications and the introduction
of in-car gaming.
The newly designed steering wheel has three spokes and a rim that is flattened in the
lower section, with contrast stitching in BMW M GmbH colours. With BMW i5 M60
xDrive, a red centre marker on the steering wheel emphasises its sporty character. A
steering wheel heating function is offered on all models as part of the Comfort Pack.
The control panel on the centre console has also been redesigned. The iDrive
Controller, new gear selector switch, start/stop button, My Modes buttons, volume
control and other buttons are clearly arranged on the centre panel. With the
CraftedClarity option, crystal glass applications for selected controls add a luxurious
A wireless charging tray is included as standard on all models. Two USB-C ports are
fitted as standard in the front and two further USB-C ports in the back. Optionally, a
further USB-C port is available in the backrests of the front seats.
New Seats – more space
The newly designed seats promise increased comfort with optimised adjustment
options. Sport seats are included as standard and incorporate electric height and
inclination adjustment as well as a heating function. Active seat ventilation is
available as part of the Comfort Plus Pack.
The backrests of the outer rear seats extend far into the door areas, increasing
comfort. The rear seats can be heated as part of the Comfort Plus Pack. The entire
rear seat backrest is now divided as standard in the ratio 40:20:40. The luggage
compartment of the new BMW 5 Series Saloon has a total storage volume of up to
520 litres (490 litres on i5 models). Despite their drive units being integrated in the
rear axle, the all-electric BMW i5 models have a luggage compartment volume that is
almost equivalent to the other variants.
The Travel & Comfort System, available as part of the Comfort Pack, adds ambient
lighting elements to the backs of the front seats to emphasise the atmospheric
The standard M Sport specification includes an anthracite-coloured roof lining, while
M Sport Pro models also feature M seat belts.
Available in three, well specified trim levels in Ireland – M Sport, M Sport Pro and
the exclusive BMW i5 M60 xDrive – the new BMW 5 Series Saloon is available to
order now, priced from €71,690 RRP.
Those who like their sounds are well catered for, with the standard Harman Kardon
Surround Sound System provides a high-level sound experience with 12 speakers and
a 205 watt amplifier, which provides 18 speakers and amplifier output boosted to 655
watts, the optional Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System guarantees a high-
level acoustic experience. A seven-channel digital amplifier creates a clear sound
experience in all seats.
The new BMW 5 Series Saloon is to be offered for the first time with the choice of all-
electric models. The new BMW i5 is being launched with two model variants: the
BMW i5 M60 xDrive performance model is positioned at the top of the model series.
Both it and the BMW i5 eDrive40, are equipped with enhanced fifth-generation
BMW eDrive technology.
BMW i5 eDrive40:
The BMW i5 eDrive40 combines advanced BMW eDrive technology with traditional
rear-wheel drive. The electric motor is located directly in the rear axle and generates
maximum output of 340hp and maximum torque of 400Nm or 430Nm with the
Sport Boost or Launch Control function.
BMW i5 M60 xDrive:
The BMW i5 M60 xDrive is the new top model and combines a 601hp (with M Sport
Boost or M Launch Control) electric drive with hallmark M performance and specific
design features. Two highly integrated drive units on the front and rear axles form
the electric all-wheel drive system. The rear motor generates 340hp, while the front
motor produces 261hp. The system torque generated by both motors is 795Nm or
820Nm when M Sport Boost or M Launch Control is activated.
The BMW i5 M60 xDrive and BMW i5 eDrive40 feature a shift paddle marked with
"Boost" near the left steering wheel spoke. If the paddle is pulled for more than 0.8
seconds, a Sport Boost indicator appears on the Information Display, and maximum
acceleration is triggered by the accelerator pedal. At the same time, the drive sound
changes to that assigned to My Mode SPORT.
The high-voltage battery used in the all-electric variants is derived from the latest
fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology. It is composed of four modules with 72
battery cells each and three modules with 12 cells each. The battery has a particularly
flat design and is fitted in the underbody of the BMW i5 to save space. It provides a
usable energy content of 81.2 kWh. The BMW i5 M60 xDrive has a range
of 455 – 516kms (WLTP), while the BMW i5 eDrive40 has a range of 477 - 582 kms.
My Mode EFFICIENT with new MAX RANGE function
When driving in My Mode EFFICIENT, the range of the BMW i5 can be increased by
up to 25 percent by limiting drive power and top speed, combined with reduced
The MAX RANGE mode was designed for situations where a planned charging stop
is no longer possible. The maximum speed is limited to 90km/h; the air conditioning
is deactivated; rear window heating is reduced; steering wheel and seat heating and
ventilation are deactivated. The range gained in this way is shown on the Control
Display, the speed and power scales are adjusted on the Information Display and the
additional range is taken into account in the range forecast.
Four-cylinder petrol engine with 48-volt mild hybrid technology
The four-cylinder petrol engine is equipped with 48-volt mild hybrid technology that
uses a crankshaft starter generator to produce a spontaneous response to every
accelerator movement, both when starting off and during acceleration, and increases
comfort when using the Auto Start Stop function. The energy required is stored in a
48-volt battery located under the luggage compartment. It is charged by means of
recuperation during overrun and braking. In addition to the electric motor, the 48-
volt battery also supplies the vehicle’s 12-volt electrical system via a voltage
In the new BMW 520i Saloon, this engine produces 190hp and 310 Nm of torque,
increased to 208hp and 330Nm with the support of the 48-volt mild hybrid
technology – 24hp and 40Nm more than its predecessor.
New 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with Sport Boost function
A new 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is standard, with shift paddles on the
steering wheel and a Sport Boost function activated by the left paddle. The new
transmission includes the electric motor and the 48-volt mild hybrid power
electronics in its housing. damper system increase efficiency and shift comfort.
The advanced Integral Active Steering is also available for the new BMW 5 Series
Saloon as part of the Adaptive Suspension Professional. Depending on vehicle speed,
the rear wheels are turned either against the front wheels or in the same direction by
up to 2.5°. At low speeds this aids manoeuvring in and out of parking spaces, while
the turning circle is reduced by more than 0.6 metres to 11.7 metres.
Adaptive Suspension Professional
The Adaptive Suspension Professional with electronically controlled dampers is
optionally available across the range. Infinitely adjustable valves enable wheel-
specific regulation of the damper forces. The rebound and compression stages of the
dampers are infinitely variable. Using My Modes, two different maps can be
activated for the dampers. The damper control takes into account longitudinal and
lateral acceleration, speed, steering angle, and body and front wheel acceleration, in
order to activate the required damper force within a few milliseconds.
Larger light alloy wheels
The standard equipment of the new BMW 5 Series Saloon includes 19-inch light alloy
wheels on M Sport models, while M Sport Pro models receive 20-inch light alloy
wheels as standard - 20-inch and 21-inch light alloy wheels are available ex-works
and in the genuine BMW accessories range.
Driving Assistant Professional
Driving Assistant Professional, available as part of the Tech Pack Plus, includes
Distance Control with Stop & Go function and Steering and Lane Control Assistant.
The combination of these two features enhances the level 2 automated driving
Further components of the system are Side Collision Protection with active return,
Road Priority Warning and Wrong-way Warning, the front and rear Crossing-traffic
Warning with braking function as well as the Emergency Lane Assistant and
Emergency Stop Assistant functions in selected countries.
The central area of the cockpit display is reserved for an augmented reality
representation of the vehicle and its surroundings. Camera images are combined
with additional graphics and information to provide the driver with a precise
overview of the surroundings.
Active Lane Change Assistant
Launching initially in Germany, the United States and Canada, this package also
includes the new version of the Active Lane Change Assistant, available for the first
time in the new BMW 5 Series Saloon. This system can automatically carry out lane
change manoeuvres with corresponding steering movements and speed adjustments.
As a world first, the Active Lane Change Assistant can be controlled by eye activation.
The vehicle suggests a lane change and this can be carried out by looking in the
exterior mirror to confirm. The Active Lane Change Assistant makes the necessary
steering movements automatically up to a speed of 136km/h. It is no longer
necessary to confirm the lane change with the turn indicator. The launch timeframe
for this functionality in the Irish market is not confirmed.
The scope of the front collision warning now includes detection of oncoming traffic
when turning left and of pedestrians or cyclists when turning left. The Lane
Departure Warning with active lane return now also reacts to oncoming traffic that
poses a potential collision risk.
Active lane return has been added to the Lane Change Warning, and a braking
function has been added to the rear Crossing-traffic Warning. Further components of
the Driving Assistant are the rear collision warning, exit warning, Evasion Assistant
and Crossroads Warning with brake intervention. Cruise control with brake function
and manual Speed Limit Assist is also standard.
Parking Assistant including Reversing Assistant as standard
The standard Parking Assistant includes start monitoring and the Trailer Assistant,
as well as a Reversing Assist Camera that creates panoramic images of the area
behind the vehicle. Parking Assistant assists the driver in selecting parallel or
perpendicular parking spaces. In addition to the steering tasks, it also takes over
accelerating and braking as well as the necessary gear shifts.
The standard Reversing Assistant enables automated reversing in narrow
environments such as multi-storey car parks. It stores the steering movements when
driven forwards at up to 35km/h, which the system can then repeat in reverse for up
to 50 metres.
Parking Assistant Plus, part of the Tech Pack, additionally includes the Parking View,
Panorama View front and 3D View functions. This shows a 360-degree image of the
vehicle and its surroundings on the Control Display. In addition, the Remote 3D
View function allows the driver to view a live image on their smartphone (available
for Apple iPhone from iOS 16.2). The BMW Drive Recorder and anti-theft recorder
are also included.
Parking Assistant Professional: Control parking manoeuvres via
In conjunction with the optional Parking Assistant Professional (part of the Tech
Pack Plus), the Reversing Assistant can take over steering for up to 200 metres. The
system can now orient itself to marker lines and kerbs as well as other vehicles when
parking automatically. In tight spaces, the driver can now control the manoeuvre
outside of the vehicle using the My BMW app (available for Apple iPhone from iOS
Interior camera for image and video recording
The Tech Pack includes an interior camera in the roof area that allows passengers to
take photos and record video and sound to capture special moments and share them
with friends or family. The recordings can be transferred by scanning a QR code in
the control display. In addition, the customer can use the remote function in the My
BMW app to request footage from the interior camera on their smartphone. The
interior camera is also activated when the anti-theft recorder is triggered.