2018 BMW 530e iPerformance Will Now Join The Ranks Of The World's Most Successful Business Sedan

May 02, 2017 11:00 AM EDT | Anthony Hunter

The 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance is another transportation contribution of the German luxury car maker. This model is a sporty sedan that offers a dynamic driving experience which BMW is known for, and it is combined with a possibility of electric driving with an impressive zero local emissions.

The new model is the most innovative one in its class which also offers the abundant wealth of BMW's 5-Series driver assistance systems in all available modes, including eDrive. For the car's power source, the brand's eDrive technology is paired with the Twin Power Turbo petrol engine to come up with an exceptional, economical, and a powerful plug-in hybrid drive system which perfectly fits the dynamic, efficient, and smooth character profile of the new BMW 5-Series.

The brand's eDrive system is a state-of-the-art electric motor that has an output of 83 kW/113 horsepower and places a maximum torque of 250 Nm or 184 lb-ft on tap. The four-cylinder combustion engine with 2.0-liter displacement can generate up to 135 kW/184 horsepower and 320 Nm or 236 lb-ft of torque.

These mentioned combinations of motor and engine make the CO2 emissions of the 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance very low at just 44 g/km. In overall system output of 185 kW/252, hp and combined peak torque of 420 Nm propel the BMW 530e iPerformance from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a span of 6.2 seconds.

The offered high-voltage battery pack consisting of lithium-ion cells has a total capacity of 9.2 kWh that has been placed underneath the rear seat that also includes efficient refrigerant cooling with an integrated low-temperature circuit. This high-voltage battery of the 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance can be fully charged in less than five hours from the standard domestic power socket and in under three hours if hooked up to a BMW iWallbox which has a 3.7 kW charging capacity.

With BMW Digital Charging Service, BMW is the world's first ever car maker to offer a service providing forward-thinking, cost-efficient, and comfortable charging that is optimized for the use of green energy. Meanwhile, on different occasions, the charging process is managed in order for the vehicle to always have access to full battery capacity at the same time, if desired, allows the cabin temperature to be pre-conditioned.


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