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BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport officially launched in Malaysia at PACE 2023

BMW Malaysia has officially launched the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport at the Premium Auto Care Expo (PACE) 2023.

The new BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport brings some impressive performance figure for an electrified sedan for the Malaysia market. It delivers maximum output of 250kW / 340hp with a peak torque of 430Nm in Sport Boost, which helps to go from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 6.0 seconds and reaching a top speed of 193km/h. One a single charge, the i5 eDrive40 M Sport has a range up to 582 kilometers (WLTP), where can be further amplified by the innovative Max Range function, which enhances efficiency by 25 percent through comfort function deactivation and adjustments to the power and speed limitations.

The BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport also offers the Iconic Sounds Electric system, crafted by acclaimed film music composer, Hans Zimmer, providing authentic acoustic feedback that dynamically adapts according to the selected My Mode.

The high-voltage battery on the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport, situated in the underbody, it’s an optimal battery capacity of 83.9kWh, serving as the foundation for the premium sedan’s impressive range. The battery’s efficiency is further enhanced by the cutting-edge adaptive recuperation and the utilisation of an intelligent heat pump technology. This is paired along with impressive charging capabilities of high-powered DC charging option that can reach up to 205kW and 500A to enable a rapid charge of 80% capacity in just 34 minutes. When charged with an 11kW AC Wallbox Charger, it can achieve a 100% battery capacity in a mere 8 hours and 15 minutes.

As for dimensions, the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport measures 5,060mm in length, 1,900mm in width and 1,515mm in height, while its wheelbase measures 2,995mm. The boot space of the luxury electrified sedan is 490 litres of capacity, providing optimum capacity for storage. 

For exterior, it has a distinctive features such as vertical LED strips adorning its headlights, kidney grille, BMW Iconic Glow contour line and M high gloss Shadowline. It is further complemented with the 21-inch BMW Individual aerodynamic 954 wheels in Bicolour Jet Black with mixed-size tyres, The classic Hofmeister kink, a signature of the BMW 5 Series, transitions smoothly to the rear, giving the premium sedan the alluring appearance of a coupe. The pairing of adaptive LED headlights and slender LED taillights add a distinctive design accent, providing a refreshing and contemporary interpretation of the classic BMW 5 Series style.

The M Sport Package on the luxury electrified sedan will include an aerodynamic front apron, muscular side skirts, and a rear apron with an eye-catching diffuser. The Adoptive Suspension Pro enhances the performance of the wheels by integrating electronically controlled shock absorbers, complete with Comfort and Sports settings. On the inside, the noteworthy steering wheel featuring an innovative flattened bottom section sits in the front of the cabin, a first to the BMW 5 Series portfolio. The Integral Active Steering, featuring a 4-wheel steering system, enhances maneuverability and agility at medium speeds, with the turning circle reduced by more than 0.6 meters to 11.7 meters – providing confidence when changing lanes and cornering at higher speeds.

The BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport is using the new BMW Operating System 8.5, which displays a plethora of unique digital innovations, such as the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, BMW Maps and the Digital Key Plus with security-optimised Ultra Wideband (UWB) radio technology – enabling secure and convenient usage for compatible smartphones.  

Enhancing your driving experience on the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport is the BMW Panorama glass roof, which expands at the top and includes an open-air feature that fills the interior with an abundant of natural light, creating a sense of spaciousness and offering passengers a captivating view of the sky. Additionally, an interior camera has also been installed in the roof area to allow the ability to capture every moment with friends and family, which can be easily transferred and viewed via the QR code in the control display. Owners can also access the My BMW app to view the footage from the interior camera on their smartphones, in addition to the anti-theft recorded that is activated within the technology which is automatically triggered for safety reasons.

BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport sports the BMW Curved Display floats at center stage, marrying a 12.3-inch instrument panel with a 14.9-inch touchscreen Control Display – consisting of both intuitive interaction and a fully digital communication via natural language and touch commands. It is also complemented by the illuminated BMW Interaction Bar, that stretches elegantly across the dashboard with Ambient Lighting.

Setting luxurious highlights to the interior is the glass application Crafted Clarity with polished glass crystal elements, while the Dark Silver M accent combined with Aluminium Rhombicle adds a sophisticated finishing touch to the cabin. Wireless charging is available on the charging tray which ensures your devices stay ready for your journeys that lie ahead, while the iDrive Controller and center console elements have been thoughtfully redesigned to enhance its technological elements while retaining its user-friendly characteristics. The sedan is equipped with the Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System, boasting 18 speakers and an amplifier output of 655 Watts. This delivers an exceptional acoustic journey, enveloping passengers in crystal-clear sound from every angle. 

Proactive Care, a groundbreaking customer service system that is now integrated into the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport. Proactive Care enhances the BMW ownership experience by offering a range of services, including the Condition Based Service (CBS), Accident Assistance (A-Call), Live Diagnosis, and Digital Tyre Diagnosis, tailored to the owner’s preferences. This innovative system establishes direct communication with customers and provides solutions through the most efficient channels based on urgency, ensuring a seamless experience. 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. 

Complementing the Proactive Care system is the comprehensive Driving Assistance Professional that comes as a standard, along with a wide array of safety and support technologies designed to assist drivers both on extended journeys and within urban traffic., including the Distance Control with Stop and Go function, Steering and Lane Control Assistant for optimal driving comfort. Other functions that come as standard include the automatic Speed Limit Assist, route control and active navigation guidance, Side Collision Protection, Road Priority Warming and Wrong-way Warning, Crossing-traffic Warning with braking function.

The luxurious design language extends into the cabin of the vehicle, with opulent options for upholstery that includes the unique Leather Merino Black and Leather Merino Copper Brown, with redesigned sport seats that come as standard to further intensify the driving experience. Standard exterior colour offerings for the First-Ever All-Electric BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport include the Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Brooklyn Grey Metallic and Phytonic Blue Metallic. 

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia is offering the Easy Drive Financing Plan for the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport, which can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM 4,855.00 (based on 5-year Easy Drive plan with a mileage of 100,000 km at 80% loan amount). Additionally, they can also benefit from a RM10,000 Easy Drive Cash Rebate upon registering for the Easy Drive Financing, allowing a monthly instalment plan starting from RM 4,677.00. 

Owners of the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport 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 

The retail pricing for the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport with Extended Warranty and BMW Service & Repair Inclusive is RM 419,800.00. For more information on the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport, visit here or contact your preferred authorised BMW dealership. 

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