BMW i5 Touring 250kW eDr40 M Sport Pro 84kWh 4dr Auto Tech+/22kW Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

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BMW i5 Touring front driving
  • BMW i5 Touring front driving
  • BMW i5 Touring rear driving
  • BMW i5 Touring over-the-shoulder driving
  • BMW i5 Touring boot
  • BMW i5 Touring infotainment touchscreen
  • BMW i5 Touring dashboard
  • BMW i5 Touring front seats
  • BMW i5 Touring rear seats
  • BMW i5 Touring boot with seats folded down
  • BMW i5 Touring iDrive control dial and gear selector
  • BMW i5 Touring alloy wheel
  • BMW i5 Touring side driving
  • BMW i5 Touring front cornering
  • BMW i5 Touring rear cornering
  • BMW i5 Touring front driving
  • BMW i5 Touring rear driving
  • BMW i5 Touring over-the-shoulder driving
  • BMW i5 Touring boot
  • BMW i5 Touring infotainment touchscreen
  • BMW i5 Touring dashboard
  • BMW i5 Touring front seats
  • BMW i5 Touring rear seats
  • BMW i5 Touring boot with seats folded down
  • BMW i5 Touring iDrive control dial and gear selector
  • BMW i5 Touring alloy wheel
  • BMW i5 Touring side driving
  • BMW i5 Touring front cornering
  • BMW i5 Touring rear cornering
RRP £84,875What Car? Target Price£80,677
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The BMW i5 Touring is a practical, hushed and luxurious choice. Plus, it’s surprisingly affordable to run as a company car, thanks to its low benefit-in-kind tax rating. It’s just a pity its high starting price will rule it out for a lot of private buyers.

Upgrading from M Sport to M Sport Pro trim brings stylistic changes, such as black exterior highlights, a subtle rear spoiler, an illuminated front grille, red brake callipers and 20in alloy wheels. Whether these things are worth the extra outlay is a matter of personal taste.

Even with this entry-level motor, the i5 is far from slow, accelerating from 0-62mph in 6.1sec. What’s more, its single-speed automatic gearbox helps to ensure that the power arrives without any obvious letup. That said, the equivalent Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo needs just 4.8sec to get to 62mph and actually has a slightly longer official range.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

570

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km