BMW Announces New 5 Series Hybrid


“The world’s most successful business saloon is now also available as a plug-in hybrid.” That’s the tagline from BMW for the new 530e iPERFORMANCE which will be available to order as of next month from a price of £43,985.

Most efficient 5 Series ever

Thanks to a marriage of a 2.0 litre and a 9.2kWh battery, this model is the most fuel efficient yet with CO2 emissions coming in at just 46g/km. However, don’t think it will be down on power – the 2.0 litre unit offers 184bhp and 320Nm of torque which is complimented by an electric motor producing an extra 95bhp, bring the total power to 252bhp. 0-62 comes in just 6.2 seconds and the top speed is 146mph, which is not bad, not too bad at all…

BMW 530e
It may be green, but it’s not slouch…

​Drive the car carefully though and you should be able to squeeze out nearly 400 miles on a full tank, which is not by any means out of this world, but it does mean you should spend less time at the pumps, which can only be a good thing, unless you enjoy overpriced, crap coffee. As with most BMWs, power is fed to the rear wheels and it’s mated to a 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox.



The car can be driven in all-electric mode as well if you choose to do so and you can expect a maximum of 29 miles range in this mode. Charging the battery takes around 5 hours in a normal household socket, but this can be reduced to 3 hours if you use a BMW i Wallbox.


BMW 530e


The new BMW 530e will be available to buy from the middle of next month from a price of £43,985.


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