The new BMW 530e is the hybrid version of the German saloon, an authentic limousine of almost five meters with which you can drive in large cities and with privileges to access lanes type and other perks present. All this, in addition, with the sportiness of the Bavarian brand, mechanically, comes to assemble a two-liter turbo petrol engine with 184 horsepower, with an electric (95CV-250nm) that brings the final figure to 252 HP.
The company has recently launched its Wireless charging pad in California, the USA which will help BMW 530e users to charge their respective cars anywhere and almost anytime with easy convenience. A pilot program has been set up in California to see how things would work out. In order to sign up, you need to apply through a short survey found on the Qmerit website.
Combining both mechanics, the torque figure is placed in a not inconsiderable 420nm, in addition to allowing a vehicle of 4,936cm and 1,845kg. A peak of 235km/h and an incredible acceleration of 6.2 seconds to reach 100km from a standstill.
If we talk about consumption, according to official figures homologates a mixed consumption of 1.9 liters per 100 kilometers, what if a vehicle of these characteristics supposes record numbers, more if we add that it throws an emission level of 44gr / km and You can travel 50 kilometers while driving in electric mode. However, during the test, over long distances and at normal rates, we verified that the actual consumption is between 6.5 and 6.7 liters per 100 km, which is a car of its size and weight is more than reasonable.
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To manage this dynamic and almost efficient mechanics, it has the automatic gearbox 8-speed Steptronic, very fine in its operation and with several driving modes. Specifically, being a hybrid, the 530e handles the well-known Auto eDrive, Max eDrive, and Battery Control.
Auto eDrive: Achieves an optimal combination of the combustion engine and electric and can circulate with the most efficient propeller at a maximum speed of up to 90 km / h. It is the driving mode that starts by default each time the vehicle is started.
The high-voltage batteries are located under the rear seat, which allows the generous-deep, somewhat low in height-trunk ‘only’ yield 120 liters, remaining in a few more than respectable 410 liters of cubic capacity per 530 of the other versions. The charge of the batteries can be carried out in a household socket in less than 5 hours, or in 3 in the optional BMW Wallbox that can be installed in any home.
The tuned iDrive system allows you to control all the menus of the car condensed through the 10-inch touch screen quickly and more intuitively thanks to the new interface. It is quite simple although the menus and options are many. As for the seats, the two front has almost infinite possibilities of electrical regulation and touch sensors that show us on screen the possibilities of each button by just placing one finger on top.
They are ventilated, heated, lined in leather and have a massage function. Behind, three occupants can be seated on comfortable and spacious seats with independent air conditioning. The one that will be less comfortable will be, as usual, the occupant of the central plaza having to share space for the legs with the other two passengers.