BMW Malaysia unveils two new additions to the BMW 5 Series at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024.

Premium automaker introduces the newest members of the BMW 5 Series family, the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive and the new locally assembled New BMW 520i at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024.


Kuala Lumpur, 21st May 2024 – BMW Malaysia today unveiled the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive and the new locally assembled BMW 520i - the latest additions to their fleet of premium sporty sedans, at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024. Featured alongside the new BMW 5 Series models are the All-New BMW iX1 eDrive20 M Sport and the First-Ever BMW iX2 xDrive30 M Sport.


Benjamin Nagel, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “As we approach mid-year 2024, we are thrilled to continue delivering on our position as Malaysia's top provider of premium vehicles by expanding our BMW 5 Series line-up. The All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive and the New BMW 520i embody our unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled driving pleasure with hallmark BMW driving dynamics to customers in Malaysia, while catering to their individual powertrain preferences. The two new models are set to carry the legacy of the BMW 5 Series forward, which has seen deliveries of over ten million units worldwide since its first introduction in 1972.”


The BMW 5 Series is the heart of the BMW brand, with it being a leader in the prestigious executive sedan segment for years now. The 5 Series family will, for the first time, include two fully electric variants sold under the BMW i5 name, the BMW i5 eDrive40 and the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive, alongside the latest variant of the locally assembled BMW 520i.


The All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive.

The All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive embodies the perfect fusion of modernity and performance, evident in its striking design elements. The M performance kidney grille immediately stands out, accentuated by the BMW Iconic Glow exterior package, which adds a fully illuminated frame, ensuring the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive commands attention wherever it goes. Complementing this bold front-end design are the sleek body lines, exuding a sense of contemporary sophistication and confidence. Vertical LED strips in the headlights not only enhance visibility but also set the stage for captivating daytime running lights, contributing to the vehicle’s distinctive appearance.  Further elevating its sporty allure are exclusive M Sport Pro parts, including the M rear spoiler, M Lights Shadowline, M High Gloss Shadowline, and M Sport brakes in red high gloss.


The All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive retains its 21-inch aerodynamic wheels from the BMW individual line, emphasising its athletic side profile.  The signature Hofmeister kink, seamlessly transitioning to the rear, gives the sedan a coupé-like silhouette, while slender LED taillights elegantly round off its luxurious aesthetic, making the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive a true standout in its class.


The luxurious interior design is resplendent as a hallmark of the BMW 5 Series, as it arrives with the BMW Curved Display that boasts a 12.3-inch instrument panel with a 14.9-inch touchscreen Control Display – consisting of both intuitive interaction and fully digital communication via natural language and touch commands. Enhancing the driving experience with crystal clear sound is the Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System, featuring 18 speakers and an amplifier output of 655 Watts. 


The All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive retains the highly intelligent BMW Operating System 8.5, which displays a plethora of unique digital innovations for optimal driver connectivity, such as the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, BMW Maps and the Digital Key Plus with security optimised Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radio.  


The All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive sets new benchmarks in electric performance, featuring two electric motor that drives all four wheels and delivers an astounding 442 kW/601 hp, along with a maximum torque of 795 Nm. With such power at its disposal, the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.8 seconds, showcasing its breath-taking acceleration and dynamic capabilities. Its top speed of 230 km/h further underscores its prowess on the road. The space-saving high-voltage battery, located in the underbody, provides a battery capacity of 83.9 kwH ensuring ample range for long-distance journeys.


The Adaptive M Suspension Professional takes driving dynamics and comfort to the next level, utilising new control logic to optimize both sportiness and comfort. With damper forces controlled using an M-specific characteristic, drivers experience precise handling and a dynamic driving experience. This option also includes Active Roll Stabilization, featuring Active Roll Comfort, that not only enhances agility and driving precision but also improves dynamic steering response by providing better roll support. This also increases comfort during straight-line driving by decoupling the fixed connection of a conventional anti-roll bar, reducing body roll caused by uneven road surfaces. The Active Roll Comfort function ensures minimal body roll and maintains a horizontal body position, even on uneven roads, enhancing passenger comfort and allowing them to focus on work or entertainment without disturbance.


In addition to the efficient electric motor, the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive features adaptive recuperation and an intelligent combination of heat pump technology for interior heating and cooling, further optimizing range and efficiency. With a range of up to 516 kilometres (WLTP), the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive offers impressive range capabilities. The new MAX RANGE function allows for an increase of up to 25 percent in range by limiting power and speed and deactivating comfort functions when required. Moreover, the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive is equipped with the 22 kW AC charging, which provides greater flexibility for home and public charging, ensuring that the New BMW i5 M60 xDrive remains ready for any adventure.


The Driving Assistant Professional in the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive provides drivers with exceptional support, enhancing their experience during both extensive travels and urban commutes. With cutting-edge features such as Distance Control with Stop & Go function and Steering and Lane Control Assistant, drivers enjoy an advanced level of assistance that brings the driving experience to level 2 of partial automation. Automatic Speed Limit Assist, route control, and active navigation guidance ensure precise adjustment of speed and lane changes to suit the prevailing traffic conditions, including factors like vehicle proximity, speed limits, and overtaking restrictions. Moreover, the system incorporates essential safety components like Side Collision Protection with active return, Road Priority Warning, Wrong-way warning, front and rear Crossing-traffic Warning with braking function, Emergency Lane Assistant, and Emergency Stop Assistant, bolstering driver safety and confidence in the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive.


The All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive offers a diverse array of exterior colours to suit every taste and preference. Options include Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Brooklyn Grey Metallic, Phytonic Blue Metallic, Sophisto Grey Metallic, Oxide Grey Metallic, Cape York Green Metallic, and Fire Red Metallic. With its diverse array of exterior colours, the New BMW i5 M60 xDrive also features premium upholstery options consisting of the Leather Merino Black / Atlas Grey, Leather Merino Copper Brown / Atlas Grey as well as the Leather Merino Silverstone / Atlas Grey.


The New BMW 520i.

Like its electric counterpart, the exterior on the New BMW 520i features a similar design to the BMW i5, showcasing a sleek and sporty exterior design language.  With its elongated silhouette, culminating in a harmoniously designed sporty rear section, the New BMW 520i now runs on new 19-inch aerodynamic wheels 934 bicolour grey.


The New BMW 520i also now features a truly sophisticated interior design that seamlessly blends functionality with elegance. The two-spoked steering wheel boasts integrated controls in its horizontal spokes, providing convenient access to various functions. A flattened bottom section, a first for the BMW 5 Series, adds a sporty touch to the steering wheel. Other notable features include the driver-oriented BMW Curved Display, comprising a 12.3-inch instrument display and a 14.9-inch touchscreen Control Display. The innovative illuminated BMW Interaction Bar simplifies control of the air conditioning and other functions, enhancing the driving experience. Additionally, a wireless charging tray ensures smartphones stay powered up on the go. While the iDrive Controller and other elements in the centre console control panel have been redesigned, they retain their intuitive functionality, ensuring effortless operation for drivers.


The New BMW 520i is powered by the revered B48 4-cylinder engine, now in 48V mild hybrid form, a technology previously seen in the BMW X7. This powertrain configuration delivers a robust performance, generating 153 kW/208 hp and a torque of 330 Nm – enabling the New BMW 520i to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.5 seconds. With a top speed of 230 km/h, this further solidifies the vehicle’s position as a formidable contender in the premium sedan segment. The New BMW 520i's mild hybrid system also enhances efficiency and reduces emissions, whether cruising along the highways or navigating urban streets, offering a refined driving experience that blends power, efficiency, and luxury seamlessly.


The Driving Assistant Plus in the New BMW 520i elevates driving safety and convenience with its comprehensive suite of camera- and radar-based driver assistance systems, including the Active Cruise Control, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, as well as the Lane Departure Warning system. With these advanced features, the Driving Assistant Plus ensures a safer and more comfortable driving experience in the New BMW 520i.


The New BMW 520i is offered in a selection of stunning exterior colours, including Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Phytonic Blue Metallic, and Cape York Green Metallic. Upholstery is offered in two luxurious options, the Veganza Perforated with Quilted Black and the Veganza Perforated with Quilted Espresso Brown.


Dynamic Financial Programme.

With the Easy Drive Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, customers can also benefit from a RM10,000 cash rebate upon registering for the Easy Drive Financing from now until 30th June.


Complete premium ownership experience. 

Owners of the All-New BMW i5 M60 xDrive and the New BMW 520i will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:

  • BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first)*
  • BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline 
  • BMW Service Online 

*for the New BMW i5 M60 xDrive

The estimated pricing (on the road, without insurance) for the New BMW i5 M60 xDrive and the New BMW 520i is:

New BMW i5 M60 xDrive                              RM 480,000
New BMW 520i                                                RM 340,000


To learn more about the new BMW 5 Series models, visit the official website HERE

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