Review: the BMW i5 M60 xDrive – sophistication on steroids

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Peak power: with power to burn and sticky tyres. (Image: BMW)
Brent Melville
If I expressed range anxiety over the planned route during the launch of BMW’s latest pure battery-powered iteration, the i5 M60 xDrive, I needn’t have.The road test, from Arrowtown’s Millbrook resort, over the Crown Range, past Roy’s Peak to Treble Cone and then home via Cromwell and the Gibbston Valley traversed about 240 kilometres of challenging but beautiful terrain.BMW says the 84-kilowatt (kw) battery, coupled with a dual electric drive offering 820 newton-metres of torque, will get the car 516 km along the road.&...

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