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The BMW 530e plug-in hybrid.

Think creatively. Move with the times. Two essential concepts for automotive sustainability. 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.


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 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: kidney grille slats in typical BMW i blue. Blue wheel hub covers. A BMW i logo on the front side wall. eDrive logos on the Hofmeister kink and on the doorsill finishers.


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 via the weekly timer.


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.


Fast, comfortable, inductive: BMW Wireless Charging* is an innovative, convenient and wireless method of recharging the high-voltage battery of the BMW 530e iPerformance to a level of 100% via a charging station on the floor in only approx. 3.5 h**. The inductive charging station can be installed in a garage or outside on the ground. To charge the car, the driver merely has to park the vehicle above the charging station. A coloured indicator on the Info Display inside the car then tells the driver when the vehicle is in the correct parking position. As soon as the vehicle has been switched off and secured against rolling away, the charging operation starts up automatically.

* Scheduled availability from 2018

** With a maximum charging output of 3.2kW and an efficiency between 80 - 87%.
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