The upcoming 2024 BMW i5 Touring is poised to further expand the BMW i5 lineup, bringing an all-electric touring variant to the mix. Our spy photographers have once again captured the vehicle up close, this time cruising through the streets adjacent to the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
While the design of the new i5, as well as the broader 5-Series range, has stirred varied opinions since its recent debut, the i5 Touring promises to offer a slightly more practical version. This particular prototype is partially covered in camouflage at the rear, providing a decent preview of what the new model has to offer.
The front end of the i5 Touring is expected to closely resemble that of the sedan. Visible on this dark blue prototype are features like a blacked-out faux grille, black air curtains on the front bumper’s sides, and a prominent black lower grille area. Unlike a previous i5 Touring prototype seen a few months ago, this iteration lacks sporty wheels and high-performance brakes.
The rear half of the car is camouflaged in black and white, extending from the B-pillar to the back. Roof rails are evident, and the taillights are anticipated to mirror those found on the sedan.
Inside, the i5 Touring’s cabin is expected to closely resemble that of the sedan, with the new shape adding increased cargo space and headroom for rear passengers. These images provide a glimpse of the interior, featuring the familiar BMW Curved Display and a flat-bottom steering wheel akin to the i5 sedan.
The BMW i5 Touring is likely to be offered in similar variants to the i5 sedan. Initially, this could include an entry-level eDrive 40 with rear-wheel drive, generating 335 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. The more powerful i5 M60 variant might offer 590 hp and 586 lb-ft (795 Nm) of torque, as seen in the sedan version.