On August 9, the new BMW 5-Series with a pure-electric i5 version officially launched in the world’s number one car market, China.
Compared to the international version that will be launched in late May 2023, the first “local” versions of the new BMW 5-Series and i5 have several differences that can be mentioned such as size, equipment and equipment. next.
In terms of design, the overall shape of the Chinese BMW 5-Series and i5 doesn’t look much different from the international version.
However, if you look closely at every detail, you can feel that the rear of the car has become much longer. The extended rear door area is subtle and harmonious with the rest of the body, with raised ribs extending seamlessly to the rear of the car.
In addition, the position of the rear C-pillar also features an eye-catching shiny number 5 logo housed in the prominent aluminum cladding. The logo will glow white on the regular variant and blue on the electric variant.
Photos of the rear of the car have not been published, BMW has only said that in this condition there is an additional chrome strip between the 2 taillights. This information means that the rest of the areas including the rear light interface will remain unchanged.
Inside the cabin, the difference between the Chinese version of the BMW 5-Series/i5 and the international version is huge. Apart from the wider rear seats due to the improved length, this area also gets a 31-inch theater screen display like the 7-Series Senior, which supports 8K resolution and 5G connectivity. Supporting this equipment, there are also high-end Bowers & Wilkins surround speakers.
The dashboard area at the front of the car is similar to the international 5-Series/i5. Some notable equipment may include fine stitched leather seats, 4-zone air conditioning, individual logos sewn into the headrests, copper panels on the doors, or a glass center console.
Some more pictures of the BMW 5-Series/i5 China: