BMW says the eighth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan will make its debut in October 2023. The new model will feature BMW Operating System 8.5 with BMW Curved Display, digital services, and a purely electric drive system akin to that of the BMW i5.
The flexible powertrain architecture means the new BMW 5 Series Sedan can be offered in all-electric and plug-in hybrid variants, as well as powered by highly efficient petrol and diesel engines with 48V mild hybrid technology.
Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board of management of BMW AG, announced further details of the new BMW 5 Series model range at the BMW Group Annual Conference 2023.
“The all-electric BMW i4 M50 shows how BMW blends dynamic performance and electric mobility to perfection,” said Zipse, adding, “It was the best-selling BMW M model worldwide in 2022. A fully electric performance version from BMW M GmbH will also be included in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan line-up.”
The new BMW 5 Series Sedan will be built exclusively at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. The facility in Lower Bavaria is the company’s largest manufacturing site in Europe. Production of the new BMW 5 Series will start in the same year the plant marks 50 years of manufacturing BMW models.
The BMW Group already has all-electric cars and two-wheelers in the vast majority of the market segments it serves with the BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. The worldwide launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will get underway in October 2023.