2017 BMW 530e iPerformance Will Come with Plug-in Hybrid. It was just several days ago BMW announced the upcoming model of the 2017 BMW 5 series. Now, this car manufacturer already comes with even more exciting news. 2017 BMW 530e will come with the plug-in hybrid option under the name of 530e iPerformance.
The plug-in hybrid is what customer needs from this new generation of 5 series, and it has received a lot of hypes from BMW enthusiasts. However, the plug-in hybrid we see in this car will be different with the plug-in hybrid in the i8 sport. The technology will come under I sub-brand, and it will not only be released in China but also in the USA.
2017 BMW 530e iPerformance Plug-in Hybrid Specifications
Interior and Exterior Design
Regarding design, there are not many changes from the standard BMW 530e. The most noticeable difference is of course at the charging port on the front fender of the car. The port is really subtle and barely visible, so it is not going to disturb the overall design. Moreover, it also gets bigger luggage compartment which will be very nice if you often bring many things in your trunk. In the exterior, this car also gets some gorgeous blue details, particularly on the kidney grille and wheel center caps.
Engine, Electric Range — 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plugin hybrid
2017 BMW 530e iPerformance has pure electric and hybrid driving capability. The engine that comes under the bonnet of this car is 2.0 L turbocharged engine, inline four paired in parallel with the single electric motor. The engine can generate 248 HP and 310-pound feet of torque @ 4460 to 6500 RPM.
Meanwhile, the lithium ion battery is capable of producing 420 Nm @1450 to 4000 RPM. Moreover, the electric engine is connected to 8-speed automatic transmissions that only send power to the rear wheel. It comes with a range of 45 km (28 miles) on battery power alone. A full charge for the 530e hybrid will take approximately 2.5 hours.
This car boosts a 0-62 mph in only 6.2 seconds. This is enough fast considering this car is set not to be a powerfully fast car like i8 Sport. This car’s main feature is actually its fuel economy and very low carbon emission. With 2.0 L / 100 km, the fuel economy is far better than F10. Furthermore, it only produces 46 gram of CO2/ km.
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance Hybrid Price and Release Date
Thankfully, you don’t have to wait too long if you want to purchase this car. 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance will hit the showroom around March 2017. The official pricing has yet to be announced. But let’s expect it to be around $58.000 which is slightly more expensive than the standard 530e.
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