The 530e is the first plug-in 5 Series hybrid, and has an electric range of 31 miles, and can be fully charged in three hours via a wallbox.
Intelligent energy management optimises the hybrid drive’s power-efficiency factor by predictively choosing the appropriate drive. For example, available navigation data is used to identify in advance the sections of the route and driving situations that are best suited for the electric motor or for charging the high-voltage battery.
The BMW 530e iPerformance has various drive modes, with which the driver can exert a great influence on real fuel consumption. The result in practice depends firstly on the choice of driving modes – and secondly on personal driving behaviour. Please read our PHEV guidance.