BMW is adding a plug-in hybrid model to the recently launched new BMW 5 Series range. The BMW 530e iPerformance will arrive in Ireland priced from €55,900 including grants.

The BMW 530e is a petrol electric hybrid and can be driven on pure electric power only for a claimed range of up to 50kms. CO2 emissions are just 44g/km and the 530e has a claimed fuel consumption of 1.9l/100kms.  0 to 100 km/h is 6.2 seconds and the 530e can reach a top speed of 235 km/h.

BMW Wireless Charging for the high-voltage battery will be made available as an option for the BMW 530e iPerformance from 2018.

The BMW 530e iPerformance is the sixth member of BMW’s plug-in hybrid portfolio including the BMW 330e already on sale here.

Caroline Kidd