More Details On BMW’s Upcoming 5 Series PHEVs
BMWBLOG outlines two new plug-in hybrids being developed by BMW – 530e and 540e, based on some parts from the 330e.
330e is equipped with a 7.6 kWh battery to go for some 22 miles of driving in EV mode (NEDC).
The 530e and 540e are to be introduced on the market in 2017.
- around 280 hp system power from four-cylinder engine and an electric motor
- up to 22 miles / 35 km in all-electric mode (up to 75 mph / 120 km/h)
540e (more power / slightly less range):
- gasoline engine four-cylinder TwinPower turbo (258 hp and 400 Nm) + an electric motor (95 hp and 250 Nm) for a total power of 326 hp of system power
- up to 19 miles / 30 km in all-electric mode (up to 75 mph / 120 km/h)
A wireless charging option is expected to be offered on both versions.