0 Comments
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_21 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_01 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_20 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_04 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_06 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_19 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_18 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_09 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_14 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_16 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_17 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_07 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_13 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_12 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_05 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_08 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_10 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_15 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_22 Photo: tmr
2017_bmw_530_iperformance_03 Photo: tmr
 
 
Kez Casey | Apr, 28 2017 | 0 Comments

BMW has confirmed the Australian arrival of the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance, revealing the first details of the fuel-efficient sedan ahead of its mid-year arrival

The 530e iPerformance marks the first time BMW has applied its plug-in hybrid technology to the 5 Series, although the ActiveHybrid 5 provided mild-hybrid technology for the previous generation.

In the 530e iPerformance it combines a 135kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic with a 9.2kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor combo that raises total system output to 185kW and 420Nm, the same as the similar 330e iPerformance.

According to official European figures that gives the 530e a fuel consumption rating of 1.9 l/100km, with CO2 emissions as low as 44g/km, and an EV-only range of 50km. Despite the green credentials a 0-100 km/h sprint can be achieved in as little as 6.2 seconds if required.

Australian specification cars will differ slightly with the addition of a standard M Sport wheel and tyre package resulting in its fuel consumption rated at a higher 2.3 l/100km while the electric range will be trimmed to 43km.

Charge times to replenish the battery take just three hours with a BMW i Wallbox charger, or five hours from a standard wall socket, with a wireless charging option coming in 2018 that will allow contactless battery charging in around 3.5 hours.

Styling changes for the plug-in version are kept suble, with blue elements added to the grille slats and wheel centres, with eDrive badges added to the C-pillars. An additional charging port appears on the left hand front guard, behind the front wheel. Boot space drops from 530 litres down to 410 litres for the 530e owing to the battery placement.

Otherwise the 530e is available with the same safety credentials and luxury options as the rest of the 5-Series range, and will sit in the lineup alongside the petrol-powered 530i.

The 530e iPerformance will go on sale locally from July 2017, with pricing to be confirmed closer to launch.

MORE: BMW News and Reviews

 
TMR Comments

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.
 
New cars for sale View more
 
Lexus RX350 Sports Luxury $81,421 to $81,421
Plus ORC
 
Special Offer $106,859 More Information
Volvo V90 Cross Country D5 $101,400 to $101,400
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Holden Special Vehicles GTS $98,990 to $98,990
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Land Rover Range Rover Sport TDV6 $90,900 to $90,900
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Audi A6 $81,900 to $81,900
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Infiniti QX70 S $75,900 to $75,900
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Volvo XC90 T6 $93,900 to $93,900
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Audi Q7 TDI $97,800 to $97,800
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Lexus GS350 Sports $95,311 to $95,311
Plus ORC
 
Special Offer $114,459 More Information
Land Rover Discovery SD4 $64,300 to $64,300
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
 
Show All