The Bavarian carmaker is taking pretty seriously the current situation in the car industry and they are preparing another all-electric car for the near future, which will come as 2019 BMW i5. The famous company already has two electric cars in the offer. Those are i3 and i8. As its name says, the upcoming model will sit somewhere between. It will be a mid-size sedan, which has been previewed with the recent i Vision Dynamics concept. There are plenty of amazing things about the upcoming model.
The company is going to introduce various newest technology achievements. Expect not just a new electric powertrain, but also various other things. We should see a new autonomous driving system, among other novelties. Finally, it looks like the new 2019 BMW i5 will come with a completely new design philosophy, different than current one used for i3 and i8 models.
2019 BMW i5 redesign
The 2019 BMW i5 will be a completely new model from the famous manufacturer. For this occasion, we will see plenty of novelties. Just like we mentioned, there are many new technologies to come. First of all, there is a completely new design, which includes some advances solutions. The new chassis utilizes extra-light materials which provide massive weight savings. Also, the important part of the new model will be a new autonomous technology. It should be the so-called level-three autonomous technology, which includes where the vehicle is in full control of all functions with the driver able to take over when needed. This level is some kind of a bridge to the completely autonomous 4 and 5 levels, where occupants have hardly any input. Eventually, some further versions of the i5 could get these technologies.
2019 BMW i5 styling
This is also one of the very interesting aspects of the 2019 BMW i5. In some very base way, the upcoming sedan will continue with the company’s familiar design language of electric cars. However, we will see plenty of distinctive details, compared to i3 and i8 models. For example, there is a completely new front end to come. We will see the large, vertical kidney grille outlines and LED strip headlights. This is pretty unusual for BMW since there won’t be many recognizable details that characterize this brand for decades. The coupe-like shape gives additional dose of attractiveness to the new sedan. We can clearly say that this is better than what we can see on current i3 and i8 models. The new 2019 BMW i5 will be full of smooth, large one-piece surfaces. Also, a full-length panoramic glasshouse running from the windscreen to rear window will be one of the highlights.
2019 BMW i5 powertrain
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2019 BMW i5 will most likely come in several variants. First of all, it won’t be just an electric car. We should see a hybrid version as well. However, the all-electric powertrain is a priority and there should be at least two versions of them. We will see the base model first. This version should feature a 275-hp electric motor on the rear axle. An AWD version with additional version on the front axle should come as well. Some sources predict excellent performance. The new model should be able to go from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds. On the other side, a total range should be over 350 miles, if not even more. So, the new 2019 BMW i5 will be definitely good enough to compete with Tesla and other electric-car manufacturers.
2019 BMW i5 release date
The base version of the 2019 BMW i5 should hit the market already next year. More powerful optional versions should come soon after.