BMW are certainly not resting on their laurels and here we are just a few weeks after the new BMW 5 Series was launched in Ireland with a new plug-in hybrid variant which is set to have the possibility of electric driving with zero local emissions! With fuel consumption of 1.9 l/100 km that equates to CO2 emissions of just 44 g/km*, the BMW 530e iPerformance will be priced in Ireland from €55,900† on the road (OTR). The new 530e iPerformance also features a Digital Charging Service where BMW is the world’s first car maker to offer cost-efficient charging.
The charging process is managed so that the vehicle always has access to full battery capacity at the required departure time and if desired, allows the cabin temperature to be pre-conditioned. 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 a growing portfolio of iPerformance models that have proved a hit with customers. Its exemplary environmental credentials have been recognised in the form of ISO certification.
The BMW eDrive system’s state-of-the-art electric motor and combustion engine propels the BMW 5c30e iPerformance from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and enable it to reach a top speed of 235 km/h. The BMW 530e iPerformance has a range of up to 650kms in real-world driving and is capable of covering distances of up to 50kms purely on electric power at a maximum speed of 140 km/h. The electric motor and combustion engine direct their power to the saloon’s rear wheels via the standard eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
In the same way that M Performance is a nod to the link between the BMW core brand and BMW M, BMW highlights the transfer of know-how from BMW i to the core brand’s cars by adding the iPerformance tag to the designations of all plug-in hybrid BMWs. The list of ground-breaking models in whose tyre tracks the BMW 530e iPerformance will follow includes the BMW 225xe iPerformance, BMW 330e iPerformance, BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance and BMW 740e/740Le iPerformance. We look forward to spending a week with this car on its arrival to Ireland.