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BMW introduces an electric 5 Series sedan with almost 300 miles of range

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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…

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