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BMW Malaysia Unveils First-Ever All-Electric BMW i5 eDrive40 – RM420k

BMW Malaysia unveiled its First-Ever All-Electric BMW i5 eDrive40 at the Premium Auto Care Expo (PACE) 2023. This launch marked a remarkable conclusion to the year, showcasing BMW Malaysia’s dedication to Electric Mobility and its ongoing commitment to enhancing the BMW i vehicle lineup.

The new i5’s headlights are adorned with vertical LED bars that give it an attractive appearance both during the day and at night. The kidney grille is a visually arresting focal point at the front of the car and takes stylistic cues from the legendary “Sharknose” design. When combined with the BMW Iconic Glow contour line, it gives off an eye-catching external look. The M high gloss Shadowline adds even more visual appeal to the entire design.

The sleek 21-inch BMW Individual 954 wheels in Bicolor Jet Black with mixed-size tyres balance the captivating car and provide a powerful visual impact. The luxury sedan has the seductive aspect of a coupe thanks to the seamless transition of the iconic Hofmeister kink, a distinguishing feature of the BMW 5 Series, to the back. The sleek LED taillights and adaptable LED headlights provide a unique visual element, providing a modern take on the traditional BMW 5 Series design.

The First-Ever All-Electric BMW i5 eDrive40 has a wheelbase of 2,995mm, a length is 5,060mm, a width is 1,900mm, and a height is 1,515mm. This has a 97mm longer, 32mm wider, 36mm taller, and 20mm wider wheelbase than its predecessor.

The First-Ever All-Electric BMW i5 eDrive40 is a thrilling addition to the legendary BMW 5 Series portfolio, representing a new era of driving excellence, luxury, and innovation. It boasts impressive power, delivering an exceptional maximum output of 340hp and an outstanding electric range of up to 582km (WLTP).

One of its unique features is the “Max Range” function, which enhances efficiency by 25 percent, while its peak torque of 430Nm in Sport Boost allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 6.0 seconds. The Iconic Sounds Electric system, created by renowned film music composer Hans Zimmer, provides an auditory delight, adapting to the selected driving mode.

At the heart of it is an 83.9kWh high-voltage battery with advanced features like adaptive recuperation and intelligent heat pump technology. It offers high-powered charging capabilities with options for both DC and AC charging, providing rapid charging and convenient overnight charging.

Inside, the BMW Curved Display takes centre stage. This feature combines a 12.3-inch instrument panel with a 14.9-inch touchscreen Control Display, offering both intuitive interaction and fully digital communication through natural language and touch commands.

Enhancing the ambience of the cabin, the illuminated BMW Interaction Bar, initially introduced in the All-Electric BMW i7, extends across the dashboard. Combined with Ambient Lighting, it creates an unforgettable experience for drivers, allowing them to effortlessly control functions like air conditioning with just a touch.

Adding an extra layer of luxury to the interior is the Crafted Clarity glass application, featuring polished glass crystal elements. The Dark Silver M accent, in conjunction with the Aluminum Rhombicle trim, provides a sophisticated finishing touch to the cabin.

The car also offers wireless charging on the tray. The iDrive Controller and centre console elements have been thoughtfully redesigned to enhance their technological features while retaining their user-friendly characteristics.

The in-cabin experience is elevated further with the Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System, boasting 18 speakers and an amplifier output of 655 Watts. There is also a BMW Panorama glass roof, which expands at the top and includes an open-air feature that fills the interior with natural light.

BMW Malaysia is dedicated to expanding its charging network, ensuring that BMW owners enjoy a seamless EV ownership experience. The design features iconic BMW design elements and modern innovations. The interior is equipped with advanced technology, including the new BMW Operating System 8.5.

Safety and driver support technologies are a priority, with the introduction of Proactive Care, an integrated customer service system, and the comprehensive Driving Assistance Professional.

In addition to the Proactive Care system, the car is equipped with the comprehensive Driving Assistance Professional package as a standard feature. This package encompasses a wide array of safety and support technologies tailored to assist drivers during both long journeys and urban traffic. These features are designed to enhance driving comfort and safety and include:

Distance Control with Stop and Go function: This feature helps maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead, even in stop-and-go traffic.

Steering and Lane Control Assistant: This system assists with steering and helps keep the car within the lane, thus enhancing driving comfort and safety.

Automatic Speed Limit Assist: This function helps drivers stay within speed limits by providing guidance and warnings regarding speed limits on the current road.

Route Control and Active Navigation Guidance: This feature helps plan the optimal route and provides active navigation guidance, making your journey more efficient.

Side Collision Protection: This technology is designed to detect potential side collisions and provide warnings or assistance to avoid such incidents.

Road Priority Warning: This function offers alerts and warnings about road conditions, helping you stay informed and safe during your travels.

Wrong-way Warning: This system provides alerts if you are heading the wrong way on a road, reducing the risk of entering a one-way road incorrectly.

Crossing-traffic Warning with braking function: This feature helps detect cross-traffic and can apply the brakes if a potential collision is detected, further enhancing safety at intersections and crossings.

To further enhance the driving experience, there are upholstery options available, such as the exclusive Leather Merino Black and Leather Merino Copper Brown. Redesigned sport seats are also standard. The First-Ever All-Electric BMW i5 eDrive40 is available in Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Brooklyn Grey Metallic, and Phytonic Blue Metallic as standard exterior colours.

The First-Ever All-Electric BMW i5 eDrive40 is priced at RM419,800. It can be owned with a financial program starting from RM 4,855.00 per month. BMW Malaysia offers a complete premium ownership experience for i5 eDrive40 owners, including a 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, 8-Year/160,000km Battery Warranty and BMW Roadside Assistance.

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