2017 BMW 5 Series PHEV Spotted In The Wild

2 years ago by Eric Loveday 6

2017 BMW 5 Series PHEV

2017 BMW 5 Series PHEV

Some images of the upcoming 2017 BMW 5 Series PHEV have hit the Internet.

The photos are low quality, but they do provide us with a decent look at BMW’s upcoming plug-in hybrid midsize car.

BMWBLOG states:

“Low resolution images from Munich give us a closer look at the upcoming 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan. But this is not your ordinary 5 Series. The prototype spotted in a plug-in hybrid G30 5 Series which will be launched alongside petrol and diesel variants.”

It’s believed that three PHEV versions of the 5 Series will be released, with the least powerful and lowest-priced version using the same powertrain as the BMW 33o3 PHEV.

BMWBLOG adds:

“One of these three, the least powerful, is the BMW 530E eDrive equipped with the same powertrain found in the new BMW 330e; a four-cylinder engine plus an electric motor to offer a power of 245 hp. In pure electric mode, you can travel up to 35 km with a maximum speed of 120 km/h.”

2017 BMW 5 Series PHEV

2017 BMW 5 Series PHEV

The official unveiling for the next-generation BMW 5 Series is set for Summer 2016. Three variants (sedan, touring and gran turismo) will be offered.

We suspect that the PHEV versions will be available shortly after the conventional cars go on sale in mid- to late 2016.

Source: Reporter.AutoPlus via BMWBLOG

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6 responses to "2017 BMW 5 Series PHEV Spotted In The Wild"

  1. pjwood1 says:

    Would sure rather a repeat of the REx approach, over more battery sprinkles (Er, compliance cars). We hardly say “EREV” any more. Anybody listening?

  2. RexxSee says:

    Hybrids are batraciens. Ditch the ICE.

  3. Chris says:

    It would be really nice to see something at least as “electric” as the Volt after all this time. They could even do something like the 2016 Cadillac ELR where there was an option to combine the ICE and battery for max thrust acceleration runs….while remaining fully electric with decent acceleration and range the rest of the time.

    1. Josh says:

      That would end up as an i5 not a 5 series plug-in. BMW’s strategy is to offer both (eventually).

  4. Josh says:

    BMW seems to be following through on the promise of putting a plug on everything they have. They have both variants (Ford Energi business model) and dedicated platforms (Nissan business model).

    On top of the offerings, BMW seems to actually want to sell plug-ins with wide availability. I can’t believe these are money losing/compliance products at this point Hat tip to them.

  5. Phr3d says:

    +1 Josh

    x kWh battery, 70% usable so always able to accept regen, GPS tracks when approaching cities so hold mode charge battery to full for silent EV in population centers.

    10 years ago = science fiction, 5 years ago = nice, but who really wants it? Today = of Course all cars should behave this way.

    Been a fun decade.