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Check out the Electrifying Performance of the BMW i5 M60

The 2024 BMW i5 M60 exemplifies BMW’s serious commitment to electric vehicles, boasting impressive sales growth in the first quarter of 2024. This model combines power and fun, making it a true flagship in the 5-series range.

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Equipped with a 335-hp rear motor and a 257-hp front motor, the i5 M60 generates 593 horsepower, nearly matching the outgoing M5. The torque hits 586 lb-ft, increasing to 605 lb-ft with M Sport Boost or launch control, available through the $1050 M Sport Professional package. This package also adds M Sport brakes, a rear spoiler, and the “Iconic Glow kidney grille.”

Performance-wise, the i5 M60 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, completing the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds at 124 mph. Adaptive dampers, rear-axle steering, and balanced weight distribution enhance its driving dynamics. Its 81.2 kWh battery delivers a practical, though not extraordinary, 230 miles of highway range, achieving close to its EPA rating of 240 miles.

The i5 M60’s regenerative braking system adapts to traffic conditions, while the $2000 Driving Assistance Professional package offers hands-free highway driving. Its advanced tech includes lane changes confirmed by driver eye movement and a minimally hands-on lane-keeping assist system.

Priced at $85,095, the i5 M60 rises to $94,245 with options. This car maintains the BMW tradition of fun driving, with features like launch control providing a thrill. As BMW navigates to electric power, the BMW i5 M60 is a flagship model, hinting at an exciting automotive future.

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