Think creatively. Move with the times. Two essential concepts for sustainable concepts. The BMW 530e iPerformance implements both approaches perfectly and remains way ahead of its time. It relies on electrifying driving pleasure and, thanks to the plug-in hybrid drive, looks forward to a bright future.
BMW 530e iPerformance (1)(3):
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1–1.9
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 49–44
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.1–13.1
The BMW 530e iPerformance combines an electric motor and a 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine. This creates the high-efficieny drive of the BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid. This enables purely electrical, emission-free short-range driving with a dynamic driving performance and – combined with the 4-cylinder petrol engine – long-distance capabilities.
The drive's core components include a 135 kW (184 hp) 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, a 70 kW (95 hp) electric motor and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 9.2 kWh. When running on electricity alone, the vehicle has a range of around 45 km and an electric top speed of 140 km/h.
Intelligent energy management optimises the hybrid drive's power-efficiency factor by predictively choosing the appropriate drive. For example, available navigation data is used to identify in advance the sections of the route and driving situations that are best suited for the electric motor or for charging the high-voltage battery.
The BMW 530e iPerformance has various drive modes, with which the driver can exert a great influence on real fuel consumption. The result in practice depends firstly on the choice of driving modes – and secondly on personal driving behaviour.
The BMW 530e iPerformance makes a very self-confident appearance in an unmistakeable business suit: A BMW i logo on the front side wall. eDrive logos on the Hofmeister kink and on the doorsill finishers.
In AUTO eDRIVE mode, intelligent energy management determines the most efficient combination of electric motor and combustion engine – according to driving speed and battery charge level.
Depending on the model, it is possible to drive at a speed of up to 140 km/h purely electrically in MAX eDRIVE mode. At higher speeds or if the full acceleration potential needs to be exploited, the combustion engine switches on automatically.
The My BMW Remote App for plug-in hybrids for iOS and Android shows detailed information on the current status of the BMW 530e iPerformance – such as the battery charge level and the remaining range. Remote control can be used to schedule charging operations.
The vehicle can be charged from household power sockets with the charging cable included or on the go from public charging stations with a cable available from BMW accessories.