The next-generation BMW 5 Series and X1 are set to be offered with all-electric powertrains, alongside a line-up of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engine options. The move is part of BMW’s ambition to introduce 25 electrified models by 2023.
- New BMW X1 and 5 Series expected to share derivative of the iX3’s all-electric powertrain
- Will be joined by all-electric iterations of the BMW 7 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series and iNext SUV
- Company also targeting an 80 percent reduction in carbon emission per vehicle at its production facilities
What to expect from the all-electric BMW X1 and BMW 5 Series?
No further details of the electric 5 Series and X1 have been given, but both can be expected to use a variant of the single-motor powertrain featured in the newly revealed iX3, which sends 286hp to the rear wheels and offers a WLTP range of 458.6km.