BMW 530Le Plug-In Hybrid Debuts In China

DEC 14 2014 BY STAFF 4

BMW 530Le

BMW 530Le

BMW 530Le

BMW 530Le

The BMW 530Le plug-in hybrid makes its world debut at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. Built specifically for the fast growing Chinese automotive market, the 530Le is based on the long wheelbase 5 Series which is manufactured in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture.

Just like the BMW X5 eHybrid, the 530Le combine a four-cylinder IC engine (the familiar N20) and a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. Instead of the usual torque converter the 530Le inserts an electric motor.

The conventional engine produces 242 horsepower for an overall power output of around 272 horsepower.

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BMW 530Le offers lowest fuel consumption of 2.1 liters per 100 km and the lowest CO2 emissions, 49g/km, in its segment. In pure electric mode, the 530Le will have a range of 58km, and a top speed of 120km/hr.

Planned to officially hit the market early next year, the BMW 540Le plug-in hybrid is produced in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

BMW 530Le

BMW 530Le

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4 Comments on "BMW 530Le Plug-In Hybrid Debuts In China"

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Tesla Fan
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looks really bland

ELROY
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No more bland than a silver model S. Just a fancier blue color would do it wonders. Look at a new M5, very nice looking car.

Rob Stark
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Model S is not bland in any color. It has the feline good looks of traditional Aston Martins Jaguars. The design compromises rear seat headroom but that is irrelevant because aerodynamics takes much higher priority in a road capable EV.

5 Series sedan is bland in just about any standard color. Ergo it is exponentially more bland. It is designed not to offend anybody and it accomplishes that goal.It also has very good rear seat headroom.

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That’s the problem, Aston Martin, Jaguars, Kia, share the same rear end. BMW is actually more of a bold design. This is just the basic non Msport trim shown.