Here's how the horsepower and torque breaks down between the i5 eDrive40 and the i5 M60 xDrive:
- Single Rear Motor
- 335 horsepower
- 295 lb-ft torque
- 317 lb-ft when the launch control is activated
- 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds
- Max speed limited to 120 mph
i5 M60 xDrive
- Dual motors
- 590 horsepower
- 549 lb-ft torque
- 605 lb-ft torque when M Launch Control is active
- 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds
- Max speed limited to 143 mph with performance tires and 130 mph with all-season tires
BMW i5 eDrive40: Advanced BMW eDrive technology, traditional rear-wheel drive.
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The electric motor of the BMW i5 eDrive40, located at the rear axle, generates a maximum power outbput of 335 hp and maximum torque of 295 lb-ft, or 317 lb-ft when the Sport Boost or Lanch Control function is activated.
The sprint from 0-60 mph requires only 5.7 seconds. The maximum speed of the BMW i5 eDrive40 is electronically limited to 120 mph.
BMW i5 M60 xDrive: All-electric driving pleasure at the top of the model range.
The BMW i5 M60 xDrive sits at the top of the 5 Series range and combines a 590 hp electric drivetrain with hallmark M peformance characteristics and specific design features.
Two highly integrated drive units on the front and rear axles, in which the electric motor, power electronics, and transmission are compactly combined in a common housing, form an electric all-wheel drive system that enables the BMW i5 M60 xDrive to deliver captivating dynamic performance. The electric motor acting on the rear wheels generates a maximum power output of 335 hp, while the motor at the front axle produces 257 hp. The total system torque generated by both motors is 549 lb-ft, or 605 lb-ft when M Sport Boost or the M Launch Control function is activated.
This power enables the new BMW i5 M60 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in an explosive 3.7 seconds, and the power is delivered continuously as speeds increase. The maximum speed of the BMW i5 M60 xDrive is electronically limited 143 mph when equipped with performance tires (130 mph with all-season tires).
In order to activate full drive power on demand, the BMW i5 M60 xDrive and i5 eDrive40 (when equipped with the optional M Sport package) feature a shift paddle marked "Boost" near the left steering wheel spoke. If the paddle is pulled for more than 0.8 seconds, a Sport Boost indicator appears on the Information Display. It indicates that a high level of power is being requested by the accelerator pedal which then triggers maximum acceleration. At the same time, the Iconic Sounds Electric sound changes to SPORT.
In conjunction with the M Sport Package Pro, the Launch Control function standard on the i5 M60 xDrive is also available for the i5 eDrive40. Extremely dynamic acceleration from standstill is enabled via precise coordination of the drive and traction control systems.