The 530e iPerformance is a sporty sedan that serves up the dynamic driving experience for which the BMW brand is renowned, combined with the possibility of electric driving with zero local emissions. Its fuel consumption of 1.9 litres per 100km (52.63km per litre) equates to CO2 emissions of just 44 g/km.
The 530e iPerformance is the sixth member of a growing portfolio of BMW iPerformance models that have proved a hit with customers.
The BMW eDrive system’s state-of-the-art electric motor has an output of 83kW/113bhp and places maximum torque of 250Nm on tap, while the 4-cylinder combustion engine with its 2-litre displacement generates 135kW/184bhp and 320Nm of torque. The combination of motor and engine keeps the CO2 emissions of the 530e iPerformance very low at just 44g/km.
The overall system output of 185kW/252bhp and combined peak torque of 420 Nm propel the BMW 530e iPerformance from zero to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds and enable it to reach a top speed of
The car has a range of up to 650 kilometres in real-world driving and is capable of covering distances of up to 50 kilometres purely on electric power at a maximum speed of 140km/h. The electric motor and combustion engine direct their power to the sedan’s rear wheels via the standard 8-speed Steptronic transmission.
Positioning the electric motor upstream from the transmission allows the transmission’s ratios to be used in all-electric mode, too. This dispenses with the need for a torque converter, something that goes a long way towards offsetting the weight penalty of the additional drive unit.
The high-voltage battery pack, consisting of lithium-ion cells with a total capacity of 9.2kWh, has been placed in a space-saving location underneath the rear seat and includes efficient refrigerant cooling with a highly integrated low-temperature circuit. Thanks to the battery’s neat installation, the 530e iPerformance offers 410 litres of boot capacity and a flat load compartment floor.
The high-voltage battery of the 530e iPerformance can be fully charged in under five hours from a standard domestic power socket and in under three hours if it is hooked up to a BMW i Wallbox (3.7kW charging capacity).
In addition, BMW Wireless Charging for the high-voltage battery will be made available as an option for the 530e iPerformance from 2018. This technology allows energy transfer to take place without the use of cables.
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