BMW i5 Touring 250kW eDrive40 Sport Edition 84kWh 4dr Auto [Cmf+] 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 £74,545What Car? Target Price£70,863
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.

Sport Edition trim is the cheapest available, and gets you 19in alloy wheels, faux-leather upholstery, climate control, adaptive LED headlights, heated front seats and a heat pump to warm the interior of the car efficiently in cold weather. Given that the i5 is already very expensive, this is the trim we'd go for.

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