Starts at: 55,550 $
Review 2022
BMW 530e Plugin-Hybrid USA

2022 BMW 530 e xDrive

2022 BMW 530e xDrive Price in the USA: 

530e Sedan Starts at: 55,550 $
530e xDrive Sedan Starts at: 57,850 $

The model BMW 530e is the hybrid sedan of the 5 series that was first introduced in 2017 with its turbocharged engine paired with an electric motor offering you all-wheel drive. The battery size for the latest version of the BMW 530 e has been increased from 9.2 kWh to 12 kWh.  This luxurious midsize sedan is quite impressive offering you many new upgraded features like keyless entry, luxurious cabin, comfortable drive and multi-function key.

Trim & Variants:

 It is available in two trim levels that include  BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid and 530 e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid that is similar in their powertrain but differs in their respective features. We will be discussing 530e XDrive iPerformance Plugin-Hybrid trim in detail that is equipped with higher level upgraded features like large-sized wheels, the latest braking and suspension system along with upgraded front seats.

2020 BMW xDriver iPerformance Plugin-Hybrid feature Image
2020 BMW xDriver iPerformance Plugin-Hybrid feature Image

Besides this you can also purchase different packages to enjoy executive features for example you can purchase dynamic handling package that will let you enjoy active roll stabilization, driving assistance package, executive package and convenience package. BMW 530 e has been improved a lot from the previous model but it still lacks in giving you an inspiring mileage range that shows it has the worst fuel economy.

Engine, Transmission & Performance:

The refreshed BMW 530e XDrive is powered by two liters turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine paired with a 12 KWh battery producing 184 hp horsepower at 4000 rpm and torque of 255 Nm at 1800 rpm while combined it produces 288 Horsepower @3800-6500 rpm and 258 lbft @ 1450-3600 of Torque. Its battery takes seven hours to charge from a 120 volts outlet while three hours to charge from a 240 volts outlet. It offers you smooth and silky 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Launch Control, while punchy acceleration speeds up the car from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 5.7 seconds making drives on the highway effortless and smooth with a reach of maximum speed up to 143 miles per hour.

Driving Experience:

 The switch between the turbocharged engine and the hybrid motor is imperceptible providing you agile handling while the adaptive suspension lets you enjoy a wonderful driving experience making it very easy to switch between different driving modes. The steering control of 530e XDrive is nimble and sharp assisting drivers in smooth turning and curving of the car. The mileage range of  530e XDrive starts from 21 miles from the greater capacity battery while the gasoline engine gives you a mileage of 25 miles per gallon and the all-wheel driving feature assists in driving in all types of extreme weather conditions, Combining both engine and Battery Provides 62 Miles Per gallon estimated.

Exterior Design & Features:

The exterior design of the BMW 530 e XDrive is tremendously beautiful and elegant having glossy black accents and eye-catching eDrive signature bade on its C pillar while slim LED headlights that look equally beautiful. The design of the front bumper is also restyled while rear-end outfits redesigned sleek taillights and a redesigned bumper. The front side fender on left has a panel that has a charging port to charge its battery.

The eighteen inches double-spoke alloy wheels are given along with all-season run-flat tires that are exclusive for XDrive trim. The panoramic sunroof is power controlled that not only looks stunningly beautiful but also enlightens the cabin providing you with fresh air too.

2020 BMW xDriver iPerformance Plugin-Hybrid wheel
2020 BMW xDriver iPerformance Plugin-Hybrid wheel

Interior Design & Features:

The interior cabin of BMW 530e XDrive is exclusively luxurious having top-notch materials giving fit and finish deluxe looks fulfilling your comfort requirements. It features leather-covered seats giving accommodation to five adults. Front seats are sixteen-way power-adjustable given with bolstered lumbar support with the heating system. 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space is given to facilitate you in carrying a sufficient amount of luggage with you.

It features 12.3 inches instrumental cluster that not only gives stunning looks to the cabin but displays driver’s assistance programs and speed while 10.25 inches touch screen display is there to give you entertainment, navigation and siriusXM radio.

FEATURES: The infotainment system comes with a 32GB hard drive, Bluetooth connection, smartphone connectivity, 2 USB ports and a 12 speakers stereo system. The cabin also features wireless device charging, heated mirrors, keyless entry, blind-spot detection and a rearview camera.

SAFETY FEATURES of  BMW 530 e XDrive include 6 airbags, lane departure warning alarm, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, parking sensors for front and back and an automatic emergency braking system.

Major competitors:

BMW 530 e XDrive faces great competition from Lexus ES hybrid, Volvo S60 Hybrid, Audi A6, Lexus GS,  Genesis G80 and Mercedes Benz E class.

BMW 530e Plugin Hybrid xDrive Specifications & Features

Engine

ENGINE
2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder with integrated electric motor
DISPLACEMENT (cc)
1998
HORSEPOWER (bhp @ rpm)
288 @ 3800-6500
TORQUE (lb-ft @ rpm)
258 @ 1450-3600
COMPRESSION RATIO (:1)
10.2

Transmission

TYPE
8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Launch Control
AUTOMATIC GEAR RATIOS – I / II / III
4.71 / 3.14 / 2.11
AUTOMATIC GEAR RATIOS – IV / V / VI
1.67 / 1.29 / 1.0
AUTOMATIC GEAR RATIOS – VII / VIII / R
0.84 / 0.67 / 3.32
AUTOMATIC GEAR RATIOS – FINAL DRIVE RATIO
3.23

Performance

ACCELERATION 0 – 60 mph    AUTOMATIC (sec)
5.7
TOP SPEED  (mph)
130 [143]

Fuel Consumption

AUTOMATIC COMBINED (mpg)
62
AUTOMATIC CITY / HIGHWAY (mpg)
TBA / TBA
FUEL TANK CAPACITY (gallons)
12.1

Wheels & Tires

TIRE / TYPE
All-season run-flat
WHEEL DIMENSIONS (in)
18 x 8.0 front | 18 x 8.0 rear
TIRE DIMENSIONS (mm)
245/45 front | 245/45 rear

Exterior Dimensions

LENGTH / WIDTH / HEIGHT (in)
195.8 / 73.5 / 58.4
CURB WEIGHT – AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (lbs)
4416
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION, FRONT/REAR – AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (%)
49.5 / 50.5

Interior Dimensions

HEADROOM
40.7
LEGROOM, FRONT/REAR (in)
41.4 / 36.5
SHOULDER ROOM, FRONT/REAR (in)
58.7 / 55.9
CARGO CAPACITY (cu ft)
14.5

Features

Performance and Efficiency

Engine, transmission, and aerodynamic features.

2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve 181-hp engine. Combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic), high-precision direct injection and eDrive 107-hp electric motor (total power output of 288 hp)
Auto Start-Stop function
Air Curtains and Air Breather system
Active kidney grille
Electronic throttle control
Electronically controlled engine cooling (map cooling)
Brake Energy Regeneration
Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT and SPORT modes
eDrive button with AUTO eDrive, MAX eDrive and Battery Control modes
Occasional Use Charging Cable
AC Charging (3.7 kW)
12 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack
8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Launch Control

Handling, Ride and Braking

Ensuring a smooth, safe, comfortable drive.

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)

Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
Double-wishbone multi-link aluminum front suspension
Integral-V multi-link aluminum rear suspension
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS), composite front rotors and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), brake-pad wear indicators and Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
Electromechanical parking brake
Electric power steering
Servotronic power-steering assist
xDrive all-wheel-drive system

Exterior

Paint, accents, and lights.

19″ V-spoke burnished orbit grey wheels,style 635 with all-season run-flat tires
Power-folding, heated side mirrors
Chrome-line exterior trim
Trapezoidal exhaust tips
Non-metallic paint

Interior Trim

Upholstery and trim.

Perforated SensaTec

Fineline Ridge Wood Trim
Anthracite Headliner
Floormats

Connectivity

Wireless features, remote services, and intuitive technology.

Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Compatibility
Connected Package Professional features Real-Time Traffic Information and On-Street Parking Information (select cities), Hazard Preview, BMW Remote Services including Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Remote Door Unlock. The Intelligent Personal Assistant voice control offers natural speech input for various functions, including navigation
BMW TeleServices
BMW ConnectedDrive® Services
Remote Software Upgrade Capable

Audio System

Systems, speakers and more.

Anti-theft AM/FM in-dash stereo with Radio Data System (RDS)
HiFi Sound System with 205-watt digital amplifier and 12 speakers

Instrumentation and Controls

Advanced features for a smarter drive.

3-spoke power telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel
Live Cockpit Professional features a 12.3″ digital instrument cluster and 12.3″ central information display. The multi-input iDrive 7.0 system is operated by voice and iDrive Controller. Navigation, Bluetooth, two USB ports, 8 freely programmable bookmarks, and multiple Over-the-Air (OTA) updates for map data are also included
Dynamic Cruise Control
Expanded Check Control vehicle monitor system
Tire Pressure Monitor
Rear-window defroster
Outside-temperature display

Comfort and Convenience

Comfort and Convenience Luxury features for a pleasant ride.

Engine Start/Stop button
Comfort Access keyless entry
Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory includes most recently used climate-control temperature and air-distribution settings; exterior mirror and power seat settings; audio tone settings and radio presets; central-locking preferences; and lighting preferences
Power front sport seats including 2-way power side bolsters, 2-way manual headrests and thigh support, and memory system for driver’s seat and exterior mirror positions
40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats
Multi-zone Climate Control including micro-filter and automatic air recirculation
2-way power glass moonroof with “one-touch” operation and sliding interior sunshade
Power windows with key-off and one touch up and down operation both front and rear, anti-trapping feature, opening from remote, and closing from exterior lock
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver’s-side exterior mirror
Interior courtesy lights with automatic-dimming function
Multi-color, adjustable ambient lighting
Ground-illuminating lights in exterior door handles
Front map lights and rear reading lights with separate controls for the left and right
Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors
Dual cupholders in front and rear
Fold-up rear-seat center armrest
Front-seat center console with armrest and storage compartment
Open storage compartments in all doors and front-seatback storage
Fully finished trunk with remote trunk release
Locking glovebox
Power outlets in front center console storage compartment, rear center console, and in trunk
Universal garage-door opener
2x USB ports

Safety and Security

Protecting you and your vehicle, on the road and off.

Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
Automatic High Beams
Icon Adaptive Full LED Headlights
Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
Rear-view Camera
Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger-seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
3-point safety belts with force limiters and head restraints at all seating positions
Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
Acoustic safety-belt warning
Acoustic pedestrian protection
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
Central locking system on driver and front passenger doors
Anti-theft alarm system
Park Distance Control, front and rear
Active Driving Assistant ,includes Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Speed Limit Info
BMW Assist eCall™ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pretensioning safety belts, closing windows and moonroof, and activating post-crash braking; includes Fatigue and Focus Alert feature

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