The BMW 530e iPerformance, which was recently present at the Geneva Motor Show (see video at bottom), is soon to be in customer's hands both in Europe and North America this month.

U.S. prices starts at $51,400 + $995 DST, without federal tax credit (details)

BMW 530e iPerformance looks to be a very strong offering in the US after recent aggressive pricing

BMW 530e iPerformance looks to be a very strong offering in the US after recent aggressive pricing

The 9.2 kWh battery certainly will not provide groundbreaking range, but one can now expect 19 miles (30 km) of EPA range, which could be a tempting proposition for daily commute, especially for those not ready yet to switch to all-electric.

Not to mention that the 530e is the best value in BMW's 5 series lineup up from a cost perspective.

So, let's look at the final technical specifications as recently released this month by BMW (below).

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 (83 kW/113 hp and 250 Nm) combined with 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (135 kW/184 hp and 290 Nm) and 8-speed transmission 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

BMW 530e iPerformance - spec

BMW 530e iPerformance - spec

BMW 530e iPerformance - spec

BMW 530e iPerformance - spec

BMW 530e iPerformance

BMW 530e iPerformance

BMW 530e iPerformance in Geneva: