BMW is steering into a greener future with a thrilling display at Legends of the Autobahn 2023 in Pacific Grove, California. Marking the North American co-premiere of the all-new, all-electric 2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive and the hydrogen fuel cell-powered iX5 Hydrogen, BMW showcases cutting-edge innovations in sustainable transportation.
With a 590-horsepower electric drivetrain, the 2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive is the next electrified gem in BMW’s M Performance collection. Boasting 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 143 mph with performance tires, it’s a fierce competitor in the electric car market. Key features like the optional Driving Assistance Professional with eye activation and in-car gaming show BMW’s commitment to a blend of performance and modern technology.This high-powered electric sedan will go on sale in Q4 2023, with a base MSRP of $81,400 plus $995 for destination and handling.
Demonstrating BMW’s continued investment in alternative fuels, the iX5 Hydrogen offers the benefits of electric driving with conventional refueling convenience. This innovative vehicle can accelerate from 0-60 in about six seconds, thanks to the world’s most powerful passenger vehicle fuel cell system, producing up to 396 horsepower. Though still a prototype, the BMW iX5 Hydrogen represents a critical step in showing the feasibility of hydrogen as a key component in the broader electrification strategy.
Alongside these eco-friendly powerhouses, BMW showcases its legendary M products like the M3 CS, M2, XM, X5 M Competition, and X6 M Competition. With high horsepower, elegant design, and precision handling, these high-performance models reaffirm BMW’s commitment to driving excellence. The limited-edition 2024 BMW M3 CS stands out with 543-hp, and an MSRP of $118,700, offering an exhilarating experience for both road and track enthusiasts.
The all-new BMW XM marks BMW M’s first electrified high-performance offering. Fitted with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, combining a 483-hp V8 engine with a 194-hp electric motor, it generates a maximum system output of 644 hp. Starting at $159,000, this groundbreaking model is both luxurious and eco-friendly.
Rounding out the lineup are the updated 2024 BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition models, powered by a new V8 engine with 48V mild-hybrid technology, delivering 617 hp. Their sleek exterior design updates and latest-generation iDrive system make them the epitome of modern luxury.
BMW’s impressive showcase at Legends of the Autobahn and BMW Championship, Olympia Fields, IL, signals a bright and innovative future for automotive enthusiasts. With a blend of electric, hydrogen, and performance-driven models, BMW is driving towards a future that honors its Motorsport-bred heritage while embracing sustainable mobility. From electrifying performances to groundbreaking hydrogen technology, BMW’s latest offerings prove that the future of driving is not just promising – it’s exhilarating.