The BMW 530e iPerformance combines an electric motor and a 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine to create the highefficiency BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid drive. This enables purely electrical, locally 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 185kW (252hp) 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, a 70kW (95hp) electric motor and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 9.2kWh. When running on electricity alone, the vehicle has a range of around 28 miles and an electric top speed of 86mph.
* These values are provisional figures and have not yet been confirmed.
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 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. The navigation system and BMW Remote App give information about the location and availability of suitable stations. Billing can be carried out via the BMW ChargeNow card, for example.