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BMW 5 SERIES SALOON 530e M Sport 4dr Auto

Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
Stock Offer BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
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BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto
BMW 5 SERIES 530e M Sport 4dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG141.20
  • 0-62mph6.1 secs
  • Top Speed146 mph
  • C0246 g/km
  • BHP252
  • Torque310 lbs/f
  • P11D13%

Review

The 530e is the petrol-electric plug-in hybrid version of BMW's hugely successful 5 Series model. With 252hp on tap, yet able to return up to 201.8mpg, it may prove to be the perfect choice for some Executive-level company buyers. Retaining all the luxury of the standard car, but packed with clever electrified technology, the 530e falls under BMW's iPerformance banner, which brought us the i3 and i8.

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The plug-in hybrid 530e version of BMW's 5 Series model aims to offer a credible alternative to diesel power in the full-Executive segment. Jonathan Crouch sees what's watt.

Background

This seventh generation version of BMW's Executive-segment 5 Series contender is the first to get plug-in hybrid technology. It's a big step forward from the non-Plug-in engineering that featured in the previous MK6 range's disappointing ActiveHybrid5 model. Certainly, the fuel and CO2 figures of this 530e variant look promising, though whether they'll be remotely achievable in normal day-to-day use is of course another question. Perhaps an even bigger question s whether plug-in technology is merely a stopgap solution until hydrogen fuel cell cars hit the market in a few years time. If it is, it's a very tempting one.

Driving Experience

Enthusiasts have bemoaned the fact that BMW's traditionally perfect 50:50 weight distribution has been lost with this car. Here, it's actually 47% front and 53% rear instead. That of course is down to the unusual mechanicals, a 182bhp four cylinder 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine mated to a 111bhp electric motor powered by a 9.2kWh battery pack under the rear seats. It all produces a combined output of 252hp and drives through the usual 8-speed automatic gearbox, with 62mph possible from rest in just 6.1s. The top speed is 146mph - or 87mph on all-electric power alone. There's an energy management system that ensures a seamlessly and efficient transition between the petrol and electric motors. When braking, the car can harvest kinetic energy, which is the used to help recharge the batteries. Most of the time, you'll be driving the car in its 'Auto eDrive' mode which sorts out the ratio of electrified or fuel-driven motoring (depending on trim variant, there's up to 36 miles of battery-driven progress possible if everything's been charged up). If you want to keep things in milkfloat mode, there's a 'Max eDrive' mode option.

Design and Build

You'll need to be eagle-eyed to spot the visual differences between this 530e variant any other, more conventional 5 Series models. iPerformance models like this one get unique styling to set them apart from the rest of the range, which includes BMW's traditional kidney grille getting blue slats. The wheel hubs are a blue alloy and eDrive badges have been added to the c-pillars. However, the biggest clue that this is a plug-in electric vehicle is the charging flap on the passenger side front wing of the car. Inside, the 530e gets an iPerformance menu called eDrive, which can help you save fuel and monitor battery reserves. You'll also find eDrive labelling on the door sills. Otherwise, it's business as usual. So there's a luxurious interior, dressed in leather and high-quality materials. You get BMW's iDrive infotainment system complete with optional gesture control. By using a 3D sensor, it allows you to operate it at the swipe of a hand or the pinching of fingers. The bootspace figure falls from the 530-litre capacity you'd get in an ordinary 5 Series to 410-litres.

Market and Model

Should you choose this 530e over an equivalent 530d diesel model? That's the question many potential buyers will be grappling with. The 530e will actually cost you slightly less than its showroom counterpart, coming in at around £47,000 in base 'SE' form. Around £3,000 more gets you 'M Sport' trim. And with either spec, there's the option of xDrive AWD for a couple of thousand more. Like all 5 Series models, this one gets Dakota leather trim, a high quality stereo and a Bluetooth telephone kit, plus Apple CarPlay integration. And, as you'd expect, there's a wide choice of options. There are sports seats (standard on M Sport models) and 'Comfort' seats that can be specified with a Massage function: in both cases, soft Nappa leather and decorative contrast stitching are optional. The extra cost Head-Up Display system will be popular too, now featuring a projection area that's around 70% larger than in the previous model. There are key changes with this generation 5 Series range with Driver Assistance systems. Dynamic and Active Cruise Control systems take the effort out of motorway trips and there's an optional 'Driving Assistant Plus' safety package that not only keeps you in lane but also includes an 'Evasion Aid' that helps you to deal with any hazard that might suddenly appear at speed.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, the twin turbocharged petrol/electric hybrid engine used in the 530e produces impressive WLTP efficiency figures, with BMW claiming a combined cycle return of up to 201.8mpg and up to 32g/km for the rear-driven 'SE' model; for the rear-driven 'M Sport' variant, it's up to 166.2mpg and up to 38g/km; and for an xDrive 'M Sport' 530e, it's up to 141.2mpg and up to 45g/km. In comparison, a 530d diesel manages up to 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and up to 151g/km of CO2. This 530e model qualifies for the low 12% company car tax band too (or 10% for a rear-driven 'SE' variant): it's 37% for a 530d. Keep the car in its 'Max eDrive' mode and a claimed all-electric driving range of up to 36 miles is supposed to be possible in a rear-driven 'SE' variant (it's around 30 miles across other 530e variants), but get the car on a motorway and you'll find that either figure is difficult to get anywhere near. The 9.2kWh battery pack under the rear seats can be charged in less than three hours. Insurance ranges between group 36 and 39 depending on variant. Adding flexibility to charging your plug-in model, BMW offers a charging device called a wall box, which can be installed at home or at work, to reduce charging time. Alternatively, you can simply plug your 740e into a domestic wall socket. BMW's ConnectedDrive app will help you find where the nearest charging points are when you are out and about. All BMW's come with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty. However, high voltage batteries get an eight-year 100,000-mile warranty. Residuals should be quite strong, the 530e likely to retain over 40% of its value after three years.

Summary

You're going to need a very specific set of circumstances to make 530e plug-in hybrid motoring work for you. Forget the incredible claimed combined consumption figure: in reality, you're probably going to be returning the same kind of regular consumption figure of around 35-40mpg that you'd manage in a comparable 530d. That diesel variant's lower weight means it would handle more sweetly. Plus it has a bigger boot. On the other hand, this 530e runs on cheaper fuel, will cost you less in BIK tax. Plus, if you've a short daily commute, there's real appeal in the thought that if you get your charging regime right, you should rarely have to ever visit a fuel station. It's a compelling thought.

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Driver Convenience
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface
Cruise control with brake function
Park distance control
20GB hard disc drive (HDD) memory
5m charging cable
AC Fast charge cable
Black panel instrument cluster with hybrid-specific functions
BMW emergency call
BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system including 10.25" high resolution display and Intelligent Voice Assistant
BMW Online services
BMW Teleservices
Brake force display
Connected eDrive Services
Control display - 10.25" colour touch sensitive display screen
eDrive button to select between AUTO eDrive, MAX eDrive and SAVE Battery settings
Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
Electronic display of drivetrain information and battery range and temperature
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
Navigation System Professional Multimedia
Oil sensor for level and grade
On board computer inc. average speed, fuel consumption, liquid crystal Info display, journey computer, outside temperature display, personal profile
Service interval indicator
Voice control system
Entertainment
6 speakers
Auxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
BMW professional radio with MP3 + DVD playback capability
DAB Digital radio
Favourite buttons
Exterior Features
High gloss shadow line exterior trim
LED Headlights
M designation on left and right front side panels
Metallic paint
Acoustic glazing
Active air stream kidney grille
All round anti-corrosion system
Aluminium radiator
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrors
Body coloured side sills
Door handle illumination
Door sill finishers with BMW designation
Door sill inlays with illuminated BMW M designation
Dynamic brake lights with LED technology
eDrive designation on C-pillar, left and right
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors includes integrated direction indicators
Follow me home headlights
Heated windscreen washer jets
Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
LED daytime running lights
LED fog lights
Left and right single chrome quadrilateral exhaust tailpipes
M aerodynamic bodystyling
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Interior Features
2 zone automatic air conditioning
Anthracite headlining
Dakota leather upholstery
Front and rear reading lights
Front seat heating
Front sports seats
Part electric adjustable front seats
12V power socket in front and rear
3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheel
Ambient interior lighting with 6 selectable light designs
Battery in luggage with jump start facility
Front and rear armrests integrated in door trim + centre console includes storage compartment and rear centre armrest includes 2 cupholders
Front and rear cupholders x 2
Front and rear footwell lights
Height and length adjustable steering column and activation via lateral lever on the steering column
Illuminated charging socket with visual display of charge status
Lockable glove compartment with light
M specific floor mats
M specific key
M specific pedals
M specific steering wheel
Multi-function controls for steering wheel
Rear headrests
Trim
Aluminium rhombicle interior trim with pearl chrome finish
Sensatec instrument panel
Wheels
19" M double spoke light alloy wheels - style 664M + Run flat tyres
Packs
Connected package professional - 5 Series
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Brake assist function
Brake energy regeneration
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Crash Sensor - activation of central locking release, hazard warning light and interior lighting
Deformation zones front and rear with door reinforcements and bumpers that regenerate
Driver/front passenger, rear and side airbags
Driver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
Electronic brake force distribution
Engine drag torque control
Front head restraints with anti-whiplash
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Head airbags for first and second row seats
Hill start assist
M Sport braking system
Seat belts front inertia reel with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter and belt restrainer
Side impact protection
Three inertia reel rear seatbelts
Two tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote central locking
Technical
Anti roll bar front and rear
Automatic transmission with gearshift paddles
Charging flap in front side panel - left
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
eDrive exterior sound
High precision direct injection
Variable vane geometry
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Capacity in kWh 12
Battery Charge Slow kW 2.2
Battery Charge Slow Percentage 0-100
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes) 354
Battery Charge Fast kW 2.2
Battery Charge Fast Percentage 0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes) 258
Battery Charge Rapid kW 3.7
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage 0-80
Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes) 156
Battery Leased No
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Coupler/Connector Type Type 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km 14.5
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles 37
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years 5
WLTP - AER (km) - City 59
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb 52
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Max 49
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Min 56
WLTP - AER (miles) - City 36.7
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb 32.3
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Max 30.4
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Min 34.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City 20.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb 22.2
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High 27
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High 20.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low 21.4
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium 19.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City 3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb 2.8
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High 2.3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High 3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low 2.9
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium 3.2
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb 21.4
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb 2.9
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb 16.4
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb 3.8
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City 57
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb 52
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max 48
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min 53
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High 45
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High 58
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low 55
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium 60
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City 36
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb 32.9
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max 30.4
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min 33
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High 28
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High 36
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low 34.2
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium 37.3
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.061
CO2 (g/km) 38
Noise Level dB(A) 67
NOx 0.003
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Emissions - PHEV
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb 165
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Max 174
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Min 165
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High 167
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Max 177
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Min 167
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High 145
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Max 154
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Min 145
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low 255
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Max 263
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Min 255
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium 135
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Max 141
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Min 135
WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb 16
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb 38
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max 44
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min 38
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1998
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code XB1141M0
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TWIN TURBO
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 156.9
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
Fuel Consumption - PHEV
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb 0.6
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb 470.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb 7.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High 7.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 7.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 7.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High 6.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Max 6.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Min 6.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low 11.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Max 11.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Min 11.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium 6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb 38.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Max 36.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Min 38.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High 38.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Max 36.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Min 38.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High 44.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Max 41.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Min 44.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low 25.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Max 24.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Min 25.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium 47.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Max 45.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Min 47.1
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb 1.7
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max 1.9
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min 1.7
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb 166.2
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max 148.7
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min 166.2
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 252
Coin Description e
Coin Series M Sport
Generation Mark 6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 37E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 81
NCAP Safety Assist % 59
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 6.1
Engine Power - BHP 252
Engine Power - KW 185
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 310
Engine Torque - MKG 42.8
Engine Torque - NM 420
Engine Torque - RPM 1350
Top Speed 146
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 245/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear 275/35 R19
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style M DOUBLE SPOKE
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1483
Length 4936
Wheelbase 2975
Width 1868
Width (including mirrors) 2126
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 46
Gross Vehicle Weight 2420
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 410
Max. Loading Weight 650
Max. Roof Load 100
Minimum Kerbweight 1770
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12

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