BMW i5 eDrive40

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2023 -
Price USA (new)
Manufacturer's suggested base price


Currently Produced
eDrive40 M60 xDrive

BMW i5 eDrive40

Technical Specifications of BMW i5 eDrive40

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2023 -
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
China Germany
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Sedan BMW i5 eDrive40

Range and Battery

Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
309-362 mi 295 mi 293 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
84.4 kWh 81.2 kWh
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
27.7 kWh/100 mi (3.6 mi/kWh)


Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
11 kW 206 kW
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
400 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • CCS Type 1
CCS Type 1 charge port


Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
250 kW (335 hp) 317 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
5.7 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
120 mph
0.00 s
00 mph


Car's body length (front to back bumper)
199.2 in
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
84.9 in 74.8 in
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
59.6 in
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
117.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
4916 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
17.3 ft3 No Data No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
3300 lb
Last Updated:
July 05, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in BMW i5 eDrive40

The map shows how far you can go with a fully-charged battery:
  • Light green area: Round-trip
  • Dark green area: One-way
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Charging BMW i5 eDrive40

Slow (AC)
Fast (DC)

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
July 05, 2024
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About BMW i5 eDrive40

The BMW i5 eDrive40 is an all-electric rear-wheel drive sedan. It came out in 2023. Brand new, the car starts around $66,800.

The BMW i5 eDrive40 has a 84.4 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 293 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 27.7 kWh per 100 miles (or 3.6 miles per kWh) — ranked №166 out of 680 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The BMW i5 eDrive40 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds (ranked №286 out of 680 electric vehicles) and reach a top speed of 120 mph.

The car’s powertrain delivers up to 250 kW (335 hp) of power and 317 lb-ft of torque.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

Real-world range of the BMW i5 eDrive40 is 264–322 miles (ranked №166 out of 680 electric vehicles) — depending on several factors, including:

  • Speed: Higher speeds deplete the battery faster.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold and hot weather impacts range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous terrain reduces range.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Use of features: Features like climate control and media system also affect range.

It's important to remember that these are just estimates, and your actual range may vary. It's always best to factor in these various factors when planning your trip and be prepared for potential charging stops.

Plan your trips using the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

The BMW i5 eDrive40 in the USA comes with a CCS Type 1 charging port. It can be charged at home using a standard domestic socket or at any public AC charging station with the compatible cable. It's important to note that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 11 kW, resulting in approximately 36 miles of range added per hour of charging.

For significantly faster charging, public DC fast-charging stations are available. Although the car can achieve a maximum DC charging rate of 206 kW, factors such as battery temperature and charge level may affect the actual charging speed.

Use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator to estimate charging time, rate, and cost.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

Here are the dimensions and weight for the BMW i5 eDrive40:

  • Length: 199.2 in
  • Width: 84.9 in (including side mirrors) or 74.8 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 59.6 in
  • Wheelbase: 117.9 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 4916 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

Behind the rear seats of the BMW i5 eDrive40, you'll find 17.3 cubic feet of storage space (ranked №314 out of 680 electric vehicles).

Folding down the rear seats expands the total cargo capacity to N/A cubic feet (ranked №N/A out of 680 electric vehicles).

The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).

Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The BMW i5 eDrive40 can safely tow up to 3300 lbs, provided that the trailer has its own braking system.




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