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The 5-Series electric wagon will be targeted at Europe where the body style is popular.

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BMW will launch a full-electric estate / wagon version of the 5-series as the BMW ramps up its EV product offensive.

The 5-Series electric estate will give BMW "a unique selling point" in the wagon segment, CEO Oliver Zipse said on Wednesday.

The new-generation 5 Series is due to go on sale this year following the start of production this summer.

A battery-electric i5 sedan will be launched alongside combustion engine versions, with the i5 Touring wagon joining in 2024. The Touring version is "particularly popular in Europe," Zipse said. The saloon will also get a M Performance variant, in the vein of the BMW i4 M50, BMW confirmed, opening the door for a hotter Touring version too.

“The all-electric BMW i4 M50 shows how BMW blends dynamic performance and electric mobility to perfection,” said Zipse. “It was the best-selling BMW M model worldwide in 2022. A fully electric Performance model from BMW M will also be included in the new BMW 5 Series sedan [saloon] line-up.”

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