BMW 5 Series Spotted Testing In The Snow

The new 5 series will be available in a variety of engine options

By Carandbike Team


Published on April 1, 2023

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  • BMW tested the car's power electronics, high-voltage battery and integrated heating and cooling system for the cabin for 3000 kms
  • BMW has equipped the i5 with Dynamic Stability Control system
  • The car underwent testing at the BMW Group Plant in Dingolfing

BMW 5 series is going to be more sopshiticated than ever before. The E-Class rival will offer plethora of engine options. Right from mild hybrids, plug in hyrbid to full EV mode and of course, the mighty M5 with
the V8 motor.

The first-ever BMW 5 Series with a fully electric drive system is set to make its global debut. However, it has already come through the ultimate endurance test. The new BMW i5 has aced the stability of its
electric powertrain and its dynamic performance qualities over the course of arduous test drives in wintry conditions, claims BMW. As always, BMW says, the programme of testing on ice and snow was done
from the first day till the end of the day.


During the extensive testing on country roads, motorways and specially prepared test tracks, BMW said that the engineers focused their attention on the car’s ability to drive at low temperatures and on surfaces offering little grip.

The innovative powertrain and chassis control systems on board the new BMW i5 claim to optimise its traction and driving stability at BMW Group’s winter test centre at Arjeplog, northern Sweden.

A prototype model of the all-electric BMW 5 Series fully camouflaged with a special wrap, plastic attachments, and grilles along with provisional headlights and rear lights set off on a five-day test drive.

BMW says this was done from the Bavarian Alps up to Denmark and ended in Lapland.


BMW tested the car's power electronics, high-voltage battery and integrated heating and cooling system for the cabin for 3000 kms. The battery pack also demonstrated their level of readiness. The BMW i5 has
intelligently controlled thermal management, the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology – further upgraded for the new BMW i5 that works in harsh and cold climates.

BMW has equipped the i5 with Dynamic Stability Control system, a near-actuator wheel slip limitation function and the drive torque control system which are interlinked so that they can communicate well
says the company.


BMW Group Plant Dingolfing was also where the i5 was tested on daily basis in 2022 before it came to cold conditions.

BMW has been refining the car’s chassis technology and acoustic properties in late 2021. The i5 drive unit’s power delivery was brought in line with the chassis control says BMW.


The BMW engineers involved in the vehicle project were able to directly inspect everything in Bavaria before it was time to return to go to the endurance testing near the Arctic Circle in early 2023.


The BMW i5 M60 will come when it comes to specifications. This is just like how the i4 M50, iX M60, and the forthcoming i7 M70 are available.

M Performance version will be available for both new the eighth-generation 5 Series as the M60 and the M560e, which is likely to be sold as a plug-in hybrid with an inline-six engine mated to it. Obviously, there are rumours from the past that this will be the 550i will be replaced by the aforementioned. The V8 will only make it to the M5 and not M550i like in the past.


Last Updated on April 1, 2023

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