2021 BMW 530e – Efficient Luxury Executive Sedan. 2021 BMW 530e Sedan G30 – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: Bernina grey amber effect. Please Consider Subscribing.
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BMW 530e Sedan (BMW 530e xDrive Sedan):
Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, plug-in hybrid system with synchronous electric motor, eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW xDrive).
Capacity: 1,998 cc, output: 135 kW/184 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm, max. torque: 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at 1,350 – 4,000 rpm.
Electric motor: Output: 80 kW/109 hp, max. torque: 265 Nm (195 lb-ft).
Combined system output: 215 kW/292 hp, max. combined torque: 420 Nm (310 lb-ft).
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.9 seconds (5.9 seconds), top speed: 235 km/h [146 mph] (235 km/h [143 mph]), top speed (electric): 140 km/h [87 mph] (140 km/h [87 mph]).
Electric range according to WLTP: 54 – 61 km (48 – 55 km).
Fuel consumption, combined: 1.9 – 1.7 l/100 km [148.7 – 166.2 mpg imp] (2.1 – 2.0 l/100 km [134.5 – 141.2 mpg imp]),
electric power consumption, combined: 14.9 – 13.8 kWh/100 km (16.5 – 15.9 kWh/100 km)
The new BMW 530e Sedan and BMW 530e xDrive Sedan both combine latest-generation eDrive technology with a four-cylinder petrol engine, XtraBoost as standard and model-specific sound tuning. From autumn 2020, the range will welcome the arrival of the first plug-in hybrid options for the 5 Series Touring, starting with the BMW 530e Touring and BMW 530e xDrive Touring. Also joining the plug-in hybrid line-up in autumn 2020 will be a new range-topper in the form of the BMW 545e xDrive Sedan with six-cylinder petrol engine.
In the BMW 530e Sedan and BMW 530e xDrive Sedan, the newly improved 135 kW/184 hp four-cylinder petrol engine is partnered by an electric drive unit – producing maximum output of 80 kW/109 hp – that is integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. For an added dose of sporting flair under particularly keen acceleration, the joint output of the two power sources can be increased by an additional 30 kW/40 hp to a maximum 215 kW/292 hp for up to 10 seconds. This XtraBoost feature, included as standard, is available when the Driving Experience Control switch is set to SPORT, when the selector lever is moved into the M/S position and in response to kickdown. The plug-in hybrid powertrain can deliver maximum combined torque of 420 Nm (310 lb-ft). The new BMW 530e Sedan and BMW 530e xDrive Sedan plug-in hybrid models have an electric range of 54 – 61 kilometres (33 – 37 miles) and 48 – 55 kilometres (29 – 34 miles) respectively according to the WLTP test cycle. Active Sound Design brings an authentic drive track to the car’s interior via its audio system and hits a particularly exhilarating note when the Driving Experience Control switch is in SPORT mode. The acoustic protection for pedestrians generates an artificially generated driving sound to protect other road users when the car is travelling on electric power at up to 30 km/h (19 mph).
The latest version of the automatic transmission features a weight-reduced design, a newly developed control system and an increased gear ratio spread. As a result, it is possible to achieve significant efficiency gains with reduced engine speeds, particularly when driving in higher gears. At the same time, the eight-speed Steptronic transmission now switches gears even more crisply – credit here to the optimised hydraulics control.
The proven design principle of the double-wishbone front axle makes it possible to separate the wheel guidance and damper functions. As a result, the steering remains largely unaffected by disruptive forces caused by irregularities in the road surface. At the same time, supreme levels of comfort and poise are maintained even when the car is being pushed hard.
Like the front axle, the five-link rear axle stands out with its high structural rigidity and reduced weight. Meanwhile, the dual elastic bearings and the rear axle subframe’s high supporting base ensure effective decoupling of powertrain and suspension.
With a drag coefficient as low as Cd = 0.23 in the case of the Sedan and Cd = 0. 26 for the Touring, the new BMW 5 Series models continue to set the standard for aerodynamics in their respective segments.