Video: 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance Explained in Detail

5-series, Videos | October 13th, 2016 by 8
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Now that the rabbit’s finally out of the hat for everyone to see, BMW will be launching its traditional marketing strategy to promote the brand …

Now that the rabbit’s finally out of the hat for everyone to see, BMW will be launching its traditional marketing strategy to promote the brand new 5 Series as much as possible. That, of course, includes publishing plenty of photos and videos explaining every single detail and every bit of new technology that has come out with the new mid-size sedan. After all, the hard work that was put into making the new 5 Series needs to be understood first of all, in order to be appreciated.

Surprisingly though, BMW decided to that the first model that will get the explanatory treatment will be the new BMW 530e.

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The new 530e will be the first plug-in hybrid offered in the BMW 5 Series range. It uses the same drivetrain as the BMW 330e iPerformance model but it claims to travel even more on electricity alone, despite its larger size. Fitted with a 2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine under the hood and a synchronous electric motor embedded in the gearbox, the total power output of the 530e iPerformance is 252 HP and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque.

At the same time, those figures mean that the new hybrid will accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.2 seconds. Offering a range of 45 km (28 miles) on battery power alone and with a combined fuel consumption figure estimated at 2 l/100 km (117 mpg) on the NEDC testing cycle, this car should emit about 46 grams of CO2 per kilometer. But that’s not all, though, as you’re about to see in the video below.

8 responses to “Video: 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance Explained in Detail”

  1. Guillaume Perret says:

    and once the battery is empty, you’ve got 200 useless kilos to carry, what about gas consumption on the highway then ?
    Hybrid is great for cars meant for the city that want to escape occasinaly, for a 5 series, meant to spend a lot of time on the highway, I don’t see the point.

    • Hugo says:

      braking and engine deceleration regenerate the battery which give back electric km later that energy would be wasted without a battery, there is a benefit even without plugging in and when the battery is empty.

      • Guillaume Perret says:

        how often do you really break on the highway …

        • Hugo says:

          but then you’re coasting which also puts back energy, I have a 330e and do about 100km per day mostly highway, when maintaining a constant speed (active cc) the charge indicator does come on regularly and I have about 15% charge when I get off the highway, it’s a good system I’m quite happy with the performance and economy of mine.

          • Guillaume Perret says:

            What is your “instant” MPG on highway then ?

          • Hugo says:

            when maintaining 125kph it’s about 4l/100km (also depends on inclination of the road of course and other factors like temp…)
            For my car when starting with an empty battery a trip I regularly take of 50km (70% highway) normal driving is about 6l/100km, eco driving 5l/100km, sport 7l/100km
            With a full battery that trip consumes 4, 3 and 5l/100km respectively (and a 6KWh charge)
            For a 250hp car 0-100 in 6s I find those are good numbers ;-)

    • Цимбалюк Олександр says:

      The weight is not that important on the freeway. You don’t brake or speed up often there, just maintaining the speed. Another point is brake recuperation gives you some energy back. And the third is reliability! We all know that idling in traffic if hard for gas engine. Look at this from the point that your engine going to have only freeway miles! Means it will last a lot longer, because of sharing work that need top be done to get you to destination with electric motor. And each of them does the best they created for.. Gas engine – for freeway (great consumption, no range anxiety), and electric motor for traffic (great consumption and reliability! you can stay in traffic 12 hours every day, and by 300,000 miles on your 530e, your electric motor will still be in tip top shape, unlike gas engine!)

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