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2023 BMW i5: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Alex Bernstein
Managing Editor - April 22, 2022

Model Preview

The BMW i5 is expected to be a new midsize EV sedan. Although BMW has not yet released official i5 photos or specs just yet, early spy shots allegedly showing the car undergoing testing suggest a relatively familiar silhouette. The car's styling could be heavily related to the 2023 5-Series, which is expected to be a total redesign.

For now, shoppers awaiting the new BMW electric car could be left to imagine what the car will look like. Spy photos published by Motor Authority show a heavily camouflaged prototype with no exhaust pipes. It remains unclear if the car will get a dramatic new look akin to the BMW i7, an EV variant of the redesigned 7-Series.

The addition of the i5 could complement the brand's growing lineup of "i" electric vehicles. Most recently, the smaller BMW i4 launched with a range of up to 301 miles and an MSRP of just over $56,000. Though BMW i5 pricing has not yet been released, we estimate a likely price point in the neighborhood of $70,000 to $75,000.

SUV shoppers also now have the BMW iX, a roughly $84,000 vehicle with a range of 324 miles. As a midsize electric sedan, the i5 will likely have very few direct competitors, though vehicles like the Tesla Model 3 certainly come to mind. Mercedes recently unveiled the EQS, an over-$100,00 EV inspired by the S-Class.

We estimate a BMW i5 release date sometime in 2023. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Pictured: 2022 BMW i4

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