2024 BMW i5 Changes
BMW has introduced a fully redesigned 5-Series for the 2024 model year and has introduced an all-new electric version of the sedan with the i5. The all-electric i5 joins the BMW i4 and i7 as the third all-electric car in the automaker’s lineup.
Choosing Your 2024 BMW i5
BMW offers the 2024 i5 in two trims: i5 eDrive40 and i5 M60 xDrive. Pricing for the i5 eDrive40 starts at $67,795, while the i5 M60 costs $85,095.
2024 BMW i5 Engine Options
The 2024 BMW i5 is available with two different powertrains that differ depending on trim. The i5 eDrive40 comes with a single electric motor that powers the rear wheels. It’s rated at 335 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A Sport Boost mode increases torque to 317 lb-ft for a few seconds. The i5 eDrive40 can get to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds.
The M60 xDrive trim raises the performance bar thanks to a second electric motor and all-wheel drive. Combined, the M60’s electric powertrain produces 590 hp and 586 lb-ft of torque. Engaging the Sport Boost mode increases torque to 605 lb-ft. The M60 can get to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
2024 BMW i5 Fuel Economy
All 2024 BMW i5 models come with an 84.3-kWh battery pack. The standard i5 eDrive40 can travel up to 295 miles on a single charge with the standard 19-inch wheels. The base sedan has a combined fuel economy rating of up to 105 MPGe, which translates to 104 MPGe city and 105 MPGe highway. With 20-inch wheels, combined fuel economy drops to 99 MPGe combined and 278 miles of range, while 21-inch wheels decrease combined fuel economy to 96 MPGe combined and 270 miles of range.
The more powerful M60 xDrive is rated at up to 91 MPGe combined (90 MPGe city and 93 MPGe highway) with 19-inch wheels. Getting the sedan with 20-inch wheels drops combined fuel economy to 89 MPGe combined, while the larger 21-inch wheels bring a combined fuel economy rating of up to 85 MPGe combined, which breaks down to 85 MPGe city and 85 MPGe highway. Range for the M60 xDrive is as high as 256 miles with the 19-inch wheels and as low as 240 miles with the 21-inch wheels.
When plugged into a DC fast-charging station, the i5 can go from 10% to 80% charged in 30 minutes. BMW includes three years of free 30-minute charging stations at an Electrify America charging station with a new i5.
2024 BMW i5 Dimensions & Cargo Capacity
The 2024 BMW i5 is a midsize all-electric sedan that offers seating for up to five people. The i5 is 199.2 inches long, 74.8 inches wide, and 59.6 inches tall. The electric sedan offers up to 36.5 inches of rear legroom. The i5 offers up to 17.3 cubic feet of cargo space in its trunk.
2024 BMW i5 Safety
Standard safety features on the 2024 BMW i5 will include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, pedestrian detection, and park assist.
A head-up display, adaptive headlights, an interior camera, Parking Assistant Plus, and adaptive cruise control with BMW’s Active Driving Assistant system are available through the $2,850 Premium package.
The BMW Driving Assistance Professional Package costs $2,500 and brings Highway Assistant, which is a hands-free driving-assist system, and Active Driving Assistant Pro.
2024 BMW i5 Technology
The 2024 BMW i5 comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen that are integrated into a single piece of curved glass. BMW’s iDrive 8.5 operating system is included and brings cloud-based navigation and over-the-air updates. Other standard features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a wireless charging pad, a Harman Kardon audio system, and satellite radio.
BMW Natural Interaction, which includes natural voice recognition and gesture control, is available through the $2,850 Premium package. A Bowers and Wilkins Surround Sound System is available for $950.
2024 BMW i5 Trims & Prices
2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 – MSRP From $67,795Build & Price >
The base i5 eDrive40 comes well-equipped. It comes with 19-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, synthetic leather upholstery, wood trim, a universal garage door opener, a glass moonroof, auto-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic climate control, power-adjustable front sport seats, and a power trunk lid.
Alpine White is the only no-cost paint job that’s included with the i5’s price tag. Most colors cost an extra $650, while high-end colors cost between $1,950 and $3,600. While the EV comes with synthetic leather upholstery as standard, it’s available with Extended Merino leather for $2,450.
The Convenience package includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel for $550. The Premium package includes Natural Interaction, a head-up display, adaptive headlights, an interior camera, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, Parking Assistant Plus, and adaptive cruise control for $2,850.
The $4,250 Executive package adds all of the features from the Convenience and Premium packages, but brings glass controls, a power rear sunshade, side window shades, and a Sky Lounge Roof.
The available Luxury Seating Package brings multi-contour front seats, memory settings for the front seats, front and rear heated seats, and front ventilated seats.
Shoppers looking for a sportier look should explore the M Sport Professional Package that includes M Sport Brakes, black exterior trim, a light-up grille, and a rear spoiler for $1,050. The available M Sport package costs $3,000 and adds M Sport Suspension, 19-inch wheels, an M steering wheel, and black exterior trim.
BMW also offers the i5 with a few standalone options like the Sky Lounge Roof ($600), power rear sunshade and rear window shades ($600), ventilated front seats ($500), front and rear heated seats ($500), and a glowing front grille ($500).
2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive – MSRP From $85,095Build & Price >
The range-topping M60 xDrive brings more performance thanks to a second electric motor and standard AWD. Additional features include adaptive sport suspension, M Sport Brakes, an aerodynamic body kit, Alcantara and synthetic leather upholstery, a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and heated front seats.
The Premium and Executive packages are available on the M60 xDrive trim and cost $2,500 and $3,850, respectively. Most of the other available options from the eDrive40 are available on the M60 xDrive.
The M Carbon Exterior Package is unique to the M60 xDrive and costs $1,500. It brings a carbon fiber rear spoiler and carbon fiber mirror caps.
The 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 offers plenty of performance and luxury for most drivers. For an all-electric BMW, it’s reasonably priced, too. We recommend saving some room in the budget for extras, like a different paint color, the Premium package, and the Luxury Seating Package. These packages are reasonably priced and help the i5 eDrive40 feel even more luxurious.