All-new BMW 5 Series lineup to have full electric i5, M performance 

Updated Mar 17, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

A sole teaser image was released in preparation for the model’s global debut in October.

BMW has confirmed that the eighth-generation 5 Series will be getting all-electric versions. It was even confirmed at the 2023 BMW Group Annual Conference that an all-electric 5 Series M Performance model will be rolled out as well.  

A picture of the upcoming 5 Series wrapped in cloth.

Here's the upcoming 5 Series. Not much of its details can be seen

According to BMW, this was made possible thanks to the car brand’s new flexible powertrain architecture. The said architecture not only allows the 5 Series to become fully electric, but it also enables this model to come in a plug-in hybrid variant, as well as a 48-volt mild hybrid variant.

It was also stated by the German carmaker that the all-new 5 Series will feature a “fresh interpretation of its signature, elegantly sporting design.” The brand also shared that the upcoming next-gen Bimmer will be fitted with a new curved display just like the new BMW 318i Sport that was recently introduced to the Philippine market.  

Other than those mentioned above, not many details are known about the upcoming 5 Series full model change, for now. 

At the aforementioned BMW Group Annual Conference, BMW AG Chairman of the board of Management Oliver Zipse mentioned that the BMW i4 M50 showed the world that an electric-powered car can indeed live up to the M Performance moniker.  

A picture of the BMW i4 M50

The all-electric BMW i4 M50

He added that the i4 M50 was the best-selling M model worldwide in 2022. From this, one can see that it only makes sense for the brand to work on developing a fully electric-powered BMW 5 Series M Performance version as well. There’s also the fact that the upcoming BMW i5 sedan is part of the brand’s efforts in expanding its electric car portfolio. 

Note that the next-generation BMW 5 Series Sedan will be launched in October 2023. It remains to be seen, however, whether the all-electric 5 Series M Performance model will be launched at the same upcoming event, or at a later date.  

The upcoming next-generation BMW 5 Series will then be built at the BMW Group’s Dingolfing Plant in Lower Bavaria, Germany. Its electric motors and high-voltage batteries will be made in-house.  

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As of 2023, BMW Philippines offers a total of 12 models, of which the most affordable is the 1-Series entry-level premium hatchback. Its sole variant in the market is priced at Php 2,690,000.  

Other BMW car models available locally includes the 2 Series subcompact executive sedan, 3 Series compact executive sedan, the 5 Series and 6 Series midsize executive sedan, the 7 Series fullsize luxury sedan, the X1 subcompact luxury crossover, X3 and X4 compact luxury crossover, X5 midsize luxury crossover, the X7 fullsize luxury crossover, and the Z4 coupe sports car. 

Apart from the BMW price list for 2023 that we update on the regular, also lists the latest and hottest car promos ranging from low monthly amortizations, low downpayments, and cash discounts. 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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