BMW Unveils Electric Future at Legends of the Autobahn

BMW is set to showcase its latest electric and high-performance vehicles at the Legends of the Autobahn event in Pacific Grove, CA, and the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, IL. The star of the show is the all-new, all-electric 2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive, which will be making its North American debut.

Why It Matters

As the automotive industry shifts towards sustainable solutions, BMW’s unveiling of its latest electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles signals the brand’s commitment to innovation and environmental responsibility. These launches also highlight BMW’s dedication to maintaining its reputation for performance and luxury in the electric era.

Key Points

  • 2024 BMW i5 M60 xDrive:
    • 590 horsepower with a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds.
    • Features like the Highway Assistant allow for hands-free driving up to 85 mph.
    • Priced at $81,400 plus $995 destination and handling, available in Q4 2023.
  • BMW iX5 Hydrogen:
    • Combines electric driving with conventional refueling.
    • Produces up to 396 horsepower with a 0-60 time of about six seconds.
    • Prototype vehicle not currently for sale.
  • BMW M Series Highlights:
    • M3 CS: 543-hp, 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, priced at $118,700.
    • M2: 453-hp, 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds, priced at $62,200.
    • XM: 644-hp hybrid, up to 30 miles of electric propulsion, priced at $159,000.
    • X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition: 617-hp, 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, priced at $122,300 and $127,200 respectively.

Bottom Line

BMW is fully charged for 2023, showcasing a blend of sustainable technology and Motorsport-bred performance. The Legends of the Autobahn event, running from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on August 17, offers car enthusiasts a firsthand look at the company’s vision for the future, emphasizing both innovation and tradition.


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