BMW is increasing the efficiency, appeal and variety of its electrified models for the upper mid-range segment. The latest battery cell technology contributes to increasing the electric range of the BMW 530e Sedan plug-in hybrid model to between 61 and 66 kilometres.
In addition, the latest-generation BMW eDrive technology has reduced the combined fuel consumption and CO2emissions levels by more than 20 percent from 1.8 to 1.6 litres per 100 kilometres as well as by 41 to 36 grams per kilometre. The combined power consumption of the BMW 530e Sedan is now 14.5 to 13.6 kWh per 100 kilometres.
Parallel to the market launch of the BMW 530e Sedan, the BMW 530e xDrive Sedan is also available immediately (fuel consumption combined: 2.2 – 2.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 15.4 – 15.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 49 – 46 g/km), which combines the advanced plug-in hybrid system with intelligent all-wheel drive.
The new high-voltage battery can be charged at conventional household sockets using the standard-equipment charging cable. The battery can be charged in less than six hours in this way. At a BMW i Wallbox the respective charging operation takes 3:35 hours. The charging socket is located under a separate flap on the front left side wall of the car.
The intelligently controlled interaction between combustion engine and electric motor in the BMW 530e Sedan and the BMW 530e xDrive Sedan achieves an outstanding level of efficiency and provides a distinctive quality of hallmark BMW driving pleasure.
The driver can also influence the drive mode with the eDrive button. In the AUTO eDRIVE standard setting, purely electric driving is possible up to a speed of 110 km/h. After switching to the MAX eDRIVE mode, the BMW 530e Sedan and the BMW 530e xDrive Sedan can even travel at speeds of up to 140 km/h with zero local emissions. An acoustic pedestrian protection function is part of the hybrid-specific standard equipment. When driving electrically with speeds of up to 30 km/h, an unmistakeable sound, designed specifically for electrified BMW models, is generated to alert other road users without impairing the acoustic comfort of the vehicle occupants.
The latest-generation battery cell technology optimises both the electric range as well as the overall efficiency of the plug-in hybrid system. In the BMW 530e Sedan, local zero-emission driving is now possible for 61 to 66 kilometres.
BMW Live Cockpit ConnectedDrive with its fully digital display design is also available as special equipment. It includes a high-resolution instrument cluster with diagonal screen dimensions of 12.3 inches behind the steering wheel and a 10.25 inch control display. The scope of customisable displays in the BMW 530e Sedan and BMW 530e xDrive Sedan further include hybrid-specific depictions, which show electric range, charging status, the location of public charging stations as well as other information.