BMW i5 gets 22kW AC charging for 2024

PETALING JAYA: It's now the turn of the BMW i5 to get faster AC charging

The fully imported i5 eDrive40 M Sport has been upgraded to 22kW charging for 2024, up from 11kW previously. This results in halving the charging time, with the car being charged from 0 to full in four hours 15 mins.

There's no change to DC charging, which remains at 205kW, enabling an 80% charge in 34 minutes.

BMW Malaysia said the updated i5 is now priced at RM399,800, RM300 more than the one introduced in November last year.

The price includes two years' warranty with unlimited mileage.

The optional extended warranty (to 5 years) and service package (to 6 years) cost an extra RM20,300.


The 83.9kWh Li-ion battery pack gets the usual 8-year or 160,000km mileage, whichever comes first.

With the minimal price change, something's got to give. For 2024, BMW has removed the panoramic glass roof, ventilated seat feature and reduce the wheel size from 21-inch to 20. The crystal gearshifter and iDrive controller are also stripped out.

Range remains at 582km (WLTP) with a maximum output of 250 kW/340hp.

The i5's rear electric motor can produce a peak torque of 430Nm in Sport Boost, propelling the car from 0 to 100kph in 6.0 seconds and reaching a top speed of 193kph.

The i5 design features iconic vertical LED strips and the "Sharknose" inspired kidney grille, combined with the BMW Iconic Glow for a captivating appearance.

Inside, the G60e i5 offers a luxurious experience with the BMW Curved Display, integrating the BMW Operating System 8.5 for advanced connectivity.

The display boasts a 12.3-inch instrument panel with a 14.9-inch touchscreen Control Display.

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Upholstery can be specified in Leather Merino Black, Leather Merino Copper Brown or Leather Merino Silverstone.

The interior also boasts a Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System, alongside a suite of advanced safety and driver support technologies, ensuring both luxury and security.

Among the advanced safety technologies are Driving Assistance Professional, Speed Limit Assist, route control and active navigation guidance, Side Collision Protection, Road Priority Warning and Wrong-way Warning, Crossing-traffic Warning with braking function.

It also comes with Proactive Care, which automatically detects the vehicle's service needs at an early stage, and proactively offer solutions.

Standard exterior colour offerings for the i5 are the Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Brooklyn Grey Metallic, and Phytonic Blue Metallic.

Four new colour options have been introduced with the 2024 i5 namely Sophisto Grey Metallic, Oxide Grey Metallic, Cape York Green Metallic and Fire Red Metallic.

Other models that have been recently upgraded to 22kW AC charging are the iX xDrive50 Sport and iX M60.

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