Think of the i5 as, very simply, the regular 5 Series' fully electric counterpart. We review the gas-powered 5er separately, but it's worth noting that the only real differences between the two will be in their powertrains, as they share the same body and interior space. That said, the 2024 BMW i5 is, essentially, a brand-new vehicle that comes in two variants: the i5 eDrive40 and the sporty i5 M60 xDrive.
Both feature what we've traditionally liked about the 5 Series: its balance of size, style and a luxurious-looking interior. We also hope BMW hasn't dialed out any of the sporty driving dynamics that have been a key part of the 5 Series formula for decades now. BMW cites a range of 256 miles for the M60, which starts at $85,095 MSRP (with destination). The eDrive40 starts at $67,795 and is estimated to go 295 miles before needing a charge.