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Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km

Shaun · Nov 4, 2023 10:09 AM

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 01

BMW Malaysia has launched the BMW i5 eDrive40, the all-electric (EV) version of the G60 2023 BMW 5 Series, which comes fully-imported (CBU) from Germany, priced at RM 419,800 (OTR without insurance, inclusive of the extended warranty and service package).

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 02

As seen in the global reveal, the BMW i5 features vertical LED DRL graphics in the headlights, which are adaptive LED units, and an illuminated kidney grille.

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Also read: All-new G60 2023 BMW 5 Series and i5 revealed - MHEV, PHEV, EV, up to 601 PS/820 Nm

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 01

It gets the M high gloss Shadowline treatment with gloss black trims and 21-inch BMW Individual aerodynamic 954 wheels. It’s also kitted out with the M Sport Package, which adds aerodynamic elements and adaptive suspension.

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 02

In terms of dimensions, the BMW i5 eDrive40 measures 5,060 mm in length, 1,900 mm in width, and 1,515 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,995 mm. This represents an increase of 97 mm in length, 32 mm in width, 36 mm in height, and 20 mm in wheelbase compared to its predecessor. Boot space is rated at 490 litres.

It features rear-axle steering called the Integral Active Steering, which enhances manoeuvrability and agility at medium speeds, with the turning circle reduced by more than 0.6 metre to 11.7 metres.

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 03

Powering the BMW i5 eDrive40 is a rear-mounted electric motor that produces 340 PS and 430 Nm, accelerating the car from 0-100 km/h in 6.0 seconds. WLTP range is rated at up to 582 km from the 83.9 kWh (gross) battery.

Charging wise, the Combined Charging Unit (CCU) of the BMW i5 enables AC charging with an output of up to 11 kW. DC fast charging is rated at up to 205 kW.

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 04

Inside the i5, a curved display spans the top of the dashboard, incorporating a 12.3-inch screen in front of the driver and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It runs on BMW Operating System 8.5 and features a redesigned home screen with vertically arranged function icons on the driver side.

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 05

Other niceties include a panoramic glass roof, an "Interaction Bar" that extends across the entire width of the instrument panel and works with the ambient lighting,  and the Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System, with 18 speakers and 655 watts of power.

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 06

There’s an interior roof camera that BMW says is able to capture moments with friends and family, and owners can view and transfer the footage via a QR code on the control display. The My BMW app lets owners watch the camera footage on their smartphones, and it also has an anti-theft feature for added safety.

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 07

In terms of advanced driver-assistance systems, the BMW i5 eDrive40 features the Driving Assistance Professional package, which includes features like Distance Control with Stop and Go, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Speed Limit Assist, and advanced navigation guidance.

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 08

There’s also a new system called the Proactive Care, which offers various services, including Condition Based Service, Accident Assistance, Live Diagnosis, and Digital Tyre Diagnosis. In the event that immediate servicing is required while on the road, the system will trigger an alert which will guide the driver to the nearest BMW dealership.

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 09

Standard exterior colour offerings for the BMW i5 eDrive40 include the Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Brooklyn Grey Metallic and Phytonic Blue Metallic.

Electric 5 Series is here, from RM 419,800: BMW i5 eDrive40 launched in Malaysia; 340 PS/430 Nm, 582 km 10

Buyers of the BMW i5 eDrive40 will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes: 

  • BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme 
  • BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first) 
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline 
  • BMW Service Online

Also read: Is it true that EV sales are slowing? BMW didn't get the memo: Q3 2023 profit is up despite selling less cars

Shaun

Senior Writer

The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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