BMW is all set to showcase its electric car model at the IAA 2017 event, which will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, from September 14 to September 24. Starting in 2021, the BMW i5 will roll off the production line in Dingolfing with enormous range and autonomous driving. The new German model is a mix of hatchback and crossover, with a certain resemblance to the Jaguar i-Pace.

BMW i5

The BMW i5's long wheelbase, wide track, short overhangs, raised roof line determine the pleasing proportions. If the controllers agree, the i5 will run off the belt without B-pillars.

The new BMW car has rear sliding doors with a full shadow gap in the C-pillar covering the hinge running track. Instead of high carbon, the BMW i5 uses a material mix of high-strength steels, light metals, and plastics. Only a few details from Visual Carbon refer to i3 and i8. The price of the new BMW i5 is likely to be based on the Tesla Model 3. So, there won't be much to do below 60,344 dollars.

High-End displays

With the launch of the seventh iDrive generation, the head-up display, broadband screen, and touchscreen will become the most important interfaces between driver and vehicle. Instead of individual monitors and touchpads, a seamless, flexible and multifunctional display with dynamic display technology is used.

The resulting zoom effect, in conjunction with the adaptive software, brings the crucial elements of the current driving situation into the limelight. The display can simulate a wide variety of surfaces, from burl wood to aluminum optics.

Up to 466 miles range

Depending on the season, the BMW i5's drive module could be preheated or cooled down via several circuits.

They consist of main memory, backup battery, electric motors and power electronics. The technicians have chosen four battery sizes with 60,80,100 and 120 kW. With the thickest battery, the range increases to 466 miles, with the smallest range of 341 miles. For the new BMW i5, we expect a flat and an accessible energy storage system.

The electric motors are as scalable as the battery. In the entry-level configuration, the BMW i5 front wheels are to be driven by an E-engine with 100 kW. A 250 kW power unit is provided on the rear axle. The result is a system output of more than 450 hp and 700 Nm, which can be expanded without any problems. But be careful because this electric car continues to run at the expense of its range and battery life.