MILAN -- BMW expects European sales of the recently launched 5 Series to be "evenly split" between the combustion versions of the sedan and the full-electric variant, the i5," a spokesman said.
The 50-50 split in Europe will take place over the model's life cycle, while the i5 is expected to account for 30 percent of the model family's worldwide sales during the same period, the spokesman said at the model's test drive event here. He said the lower number was because of slower uptake of full-electric models in several of BMW's global markets.
BMW launched the eight-generation 5 Series and the first-generation i5 last month in Europe and the USA. Deliveries in Germany are already underway while other global markets will follow starting on November 25. All variants of the model family are built at BMW's Dingolfing, Germany, plant, which produced the 5 Series since 1972.