The last leg of testing for the BMW i5 is in motion. Fine-tuning of the sedan’s suspension control and driver assistance systems is being done just a few weeks before it is officially launched.
Over the course of more than a year, the BMW i5 has been put through a diverse program of testing. This has involved scrutinization on snow-covered and icy surfaces at the winter test center in Arjeplog, Sweden; analysis in extreme heat and dry conditions; in city driving and on country roads; and on motorways and handpicked test tracks.
Refinements of all components that influence the driving feel have been done at BMW’s proving ground outside Miramas in the South of France. This work included ensuring that the integral heating and cooling circuit with heat pump function for the drive system, the high-voltage battery and the interior of the BMW i5 can be controlled as required in all conditions.
In particular, BMW noted that the all-electric car features a software application that has been refined over countless miles of testing to ensure the automated driving experience is exactly as BMW’s engineers have aimed for.
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