The i5 comes after six years of product testing. It will have all of BMW’s updated technology and software, including its OS 8.5. The vehicle will maintain BMW’s signature “sporty” business look that has defined the brand. BMW promises “best-in-class technology and dynamic performance” from the new model.
With the popularity of EVs on the rise, luxury vehicle makers have been testing the waters. The days of an EV being considered weak or unattractive are long over, thanks in part to electric luxury manufacturers like Tesla.
The BMW i5 will offer drivers looking to make the EV switch another stylish choice. While transitioning all fossil-fuel-based cars to electric cars will not solve global warming, providing consumers with more options may entice some to make the switch.
There are mixed reactions among car enthusiasts. While there are some drivers excited for the 5 Series to have an electric option, others criticized the design.
Some argue that the “previous [model] looks better,” and even more are questioning the inclusion of the grille on the front of the vehicle. As one commenter wrote: “The proportions of the smaller BMW front hood look silly in person. I think its fine to have the same traditional shape, just use that space properly.”
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