BMW is bringing electrification to the 5 Series. The German company announced this week that the eighth generation of the sedan that slots in between the 3 Series and 7 Series will come as an electric version, the i5, as well as a refreshed gas equivalent.
Much like it did with the 4 Series and 7 Series, BMW is taking its gas-powered models and releasing electric variants that are built on the same platform.
The electric 5 Series is coming in two trim levels: the i5 eDrive40, with rear-wheel drive, 335 horsepower, and 295 pound-feet of torque; and the sporty i5 M60 xDrive, with all-wheel drive, 601 horsepower, and 605 pound-feet of torque.
The eDrive40 version will leap from 0–60 mph in six seconds, while the M60 trim will close the…