The BMW i5 M60 – Is This All-Electric Sleeper Sedan The Ultimate Driving Machine?

From Transport Evolved.

For as long as we can remember, BMW has used the slogan "The Ultimate Driving Machine" to advertise its vehicles. And for many years, we’ve seen the brand demonstrate that excellence in engineering in the internal combustion engine world.

But can that phrase transfer to the EV world? This week, we’ve been putting the highest-spec BMW i5 through its paces – the 2024 BMW i5 M60 – and while we weren’t so impressed with the BMW i4 we drove a few years ago, this all-electric Sedan has very little compromise while also providing plenty of things to keep you engaged on the drive.

00:00 – Introduction
02:27 – Starting on Gravel – Suspension
04:15 – Acceleration
05:39 – Boot most location – similar to braking levers on other EVs
08:47 – Speed limit detection isn’t always accurate
09:30 – Head up Display and Augmented Relity
12:02 – Autonomous features
14:12 – Gesture based audio controls – example
15:58 – Range versus egging you on
17:37 – Handling on the road
20:28 – In-car tech – touch-screen display and standard tech
23:34 – Cabin Comfort
24:31 – Niggles about warnings
24:56 – Customizable interiors
27:13 – Naming problems with charging hardware
30:41 – Despite its shared platform, it’s incredibly accomplished
31:31 – Closing thought
40:38 – Thanks, and Goodbye!

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Presenter, Script, Audio: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Camera, Editor, Colorist: M. Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2024
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