BMW Leads New Energy Auto Trend at 2023 Guangzhou Auto Show

At the 2023 Guangzhou Motor Show, BMW Group spearheaded the trend of new energy vehicles, unveiling the brand-new BMW 5 series long-wheelbase version specially customized for the Chinese market, announcing that this model will officially go on sale at the end of January 2024. Highlights of this model include the all-electric BMW i5 and various configuration choices geared to meet the needs of different consumers.

Gao Xiang, president and CEO of BMW Group Greater China, highlighted that since its launch in 1972, the BMW 5 Series has won the trust of 2 million customers in the Chinese market. The newly-launched model combines tradition and innovation in its design with a body length of 5,175 millimeters and a wheelbase of 3,105 millimeters, providing passengers with more spacious interior space.

Regarding the interior, the new BMW 5 Series features an advanced integrated floating curved screen. The surround interactive light strip enhances the vehicle’s technological feel. Rear passengers can enjoy an entertainment system with 8K ultra-high definition and a 31-inch screen, supporting various high-end functions, enhancing the travel experience.

From a safety technology perspective, the new BMW 5 Series is equipped with an L2+ level intelligent driving assist system, providing an automatic lane-changing function with gaze confirmation. Moreover, this model technically possesses the capability of L3-level autonomous driving, heralding the new direction of future driving.

From the standpoint of the power system, the gasoline version is equipped with a 48V mild hybrid technology, with a maximum power output of 190 kilowatts and peak torque of 400 Nm. The all-electric model offers a range exceeding 700 kilometers, while the M model features a dual-motor output torque of up to 820 Nm, demonstrating BMW’s relentless pursuit of power performance.

The BMW Group not only innovates on the vehicle itself but makes commitments on charging infrastructure. The BMW public charging network now covers over 320 cities nationwide, with access to more than 580,000 charging posts. Also, the BMW Group is building a ‘BMW Super Charging Station’ supporting up to 600 kW charging power and plans to complete approximately 50 charging stations by the end of 2023. Besides, BMW will launch a new DC intelligent wallbox, which supports a maximum charging power of 22 kW, further improving charging convenience.

In essence, the variety of actions taken by the BMW Group demonstrates its emphasis on the Chinese market and unwavering faith in the future of new energy vehicles. With the launch of the new elongated BMW 5 Series, BMW is anticipated to further strengthen its market position in the realm of luxury vehicles.

This article is a translation by AI of a Chinese report from 42HOW. If you have any questions about it, please email