BMW 5 Series and i5 “First edition” unveiled for Japan – 300 units only



Not long after the unveiling of the all-new BMW 5 Series, there is already a “Special Edition” for the car, albeit only in Japan. In the land of the rising sun, the BMW 5 Series “First Edition” and the i5 “First Edition” can now be ordered. The 5 Series “First Edition” is based on the BMW 523i M Sport while the BMW i5 “First Edition” is based on the BMW i5 eDrive40 M Sport.

Upon its unveiling, the all-new BMW 5 series was made available in several guises including the 520i, 520d, 520d xDrive, i5 eDrive40, and i5 M60 xDrive. There are 200 units of the 523i “First Edition” and 100 units of the i5 eDrive40 “First Edition” available for Japan. In total, there are 300 units of the “First Edition” BMW 5 Series in Japan.

BMW customers in Japan who would like to order the “First Edition” can do so online through the BMW online store. Delivery is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2023. Differentiating the “First Edition” BMW 5 series (both the 523i and i5 eDrive40) from the ‘regular’ all-new BMW 5 Series are several features.

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Standard features on the 300 units of the “First Edition” include:

  • Mineral White or Black Sapphire exterior colour
  • Adaptive Suspension
  • Integrated active steering (front and rear wheel integrated control steering system)
  • Parking Assist Professional
  • Driving Assist Professional (with Hands-off Assist during highway congestion)
  • BMW curved display (12.3-inch multi-display instrument panel & 14.9-inch wide control display [with touch panel function])
  • BMW head-up display
  • BMW drive recorder
  • Interior camera
  • Alarm system
  • Adaptive LED headlight
  • Kidney Grille: BMW Iconic Glow
  • Sun protection glass
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Ambient Light/BMW Interaction Bar
  • crafted crystal finish
  • Travel & Comfort System
  • 4-zone automatic air conditioner
  • Comfort access
  • BMW Digital Key Plus

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BMW 523i “First Edition” for Japan

Standard features on the 523i “First Edition” include:

  • M Alcantara/Veganza Combination (Black)
  • 20-inch M light alloy wheels star spoke styling 938M bicolor (jet black)
  • Sports seat (driver’s seat/passenger seat)
  • Harman/Kardon HiFi speaker system
BMW i5 eDrive40 “First Edition” for Japan

Standard features on the i5 eDrive40 “First Edition” include:

  • BMW Individual Extended Merino Leather (Black/Atlas Gray)
  • 21-inch BMW Individual Aerodynamic Wheels 954I Bi-Color (Jet Black)
  • Active ventilation seat (driver’s seat/passenger seat)
  • Electrically adjustable comfort seats (driver’s seat/passenger’s seat)
  • Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System Alarm System

With the all-new BMW 5 Series and the i5 unveiled (even with a special “First Edition” for Japan), it will eventually make its way to Malaysia. Registration of Interest (ROI) is already open for the all-new 5 Series on BMW Malaysia’s official website.

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