BMW Launches 2017 530e iPerformance In U.S., Arrives In March
BMW confirmed the unveiling of the all-new 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at the upcoming 2017 NAIAS in Detroit.
The German manufacturer intends to bring plug-in version of seventh generation BMW 5 Series to the market in March of 2017 – so not that long to wait at all.
One of the specifics we looked to BMW to disclose on the latest BMW plug-in hybrid was on pricing. Unfortunately, that information is apparently not available for public consumption as of yet, as BMW says it will release MSRP details closer to launch – perhaps in Detroit in January.
Check out our full recap and details specific to the model from its introduction in October here.
Further details released today on the 530e by BMW:
“The BMW 530e iPerformance is the most innovative model in its class and offers the full wealth of BMW 5 Series driver assistance systems – in all modes, including eDrive.
These systems are complemented by all the available comfort-enhancing features and excellent long-distance driving credentials, including a boot that can hold ample luggage for trips away. As for its power source, trailblazing BMW eDrive technology teams up with a BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine to create an exceptionally economical and powerful plug-in-hybrid drive system which fits in perfectly with the dynamic, smooth and efficient character profile of the new BMW 5 Series.
The iPerformance tag attached to all of BMW’s plug-in hybrid models bears testimony to the transfer of know-how from BMW i to the core brand’s cars. The BMW 530e iPerformance is the sixth member of a growing portfolio of iPerformance models that have proved a hit with customers.”
BMW 530e iPerformance quick specs
- 9.2 kWh battery
- range of up to 650 kilometres (404 miles) in real-world driving and is capable of covering distances of up to 50 kilometres (31 miles) in all-electric mode. Think ~30km/19 miles real world/EPA.
- 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds
- 235 km/h (146 mph) top speed and all-electric top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph)
- electric motor (70 kW/95 hp and 250 Nm/184 lb-ft) combined with 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (135 kW/184 hp and 320 Nm/236 lb-ft) for total system output of 185 kW/252 hp and 420 Nm/310 lb-ft)
- Rear-wheel drive (RWD) via the standard eight-speed Steptronic transmission
- can be fully charged in less than five hours from a standard domestic power socket and in under three hours if it is hooked up to a BMW i Wallbox (3.7 kW)
- 410 litres of boot capacity