In the new 5 Series 530e Hybrid model, BMW have combined the 181 bhp turbocharged petrol engine from the 520i with a 107 horsepower electric motor, to create one of the first in a new generation of highly efficient, top performance hybrid cars. These can be used in combination for rapid acceleration or individually; with a standard total output of 248bhp or for 10 seconds an Xtraboost facility allows up to 288 bhp giving more acceleration, the pure electric mode can provide a range of up to 42 miles from fully charged depending on speed, temperature and driving style, with zero emissions, and can be useful for short commutes.
For even greater convenience and efficiency, the Hybrid system automatically calculates which mode is the most appropriate for the road conditions, and switches seamlessly between them. Plus, the on-board lithium-ion battery can be recharged with power that would otherwise be lost during braking, further increasing the efficiency and mileage of the electric motor between charges.
The 530e Hybrid also includes Sport+ mode, for times when a more dynamic driving experience is called for. This delivers the setup’s full power output, giving an impressive 0 to 60mph acceleration of just under six seconds, which is fast enough to compete with many other less efficient executive saloons.
The 530e can be combined with an eight speed automatic transmission, and finished in SE or M Sport trim, and can be specified either with rear wheel drive as standard or optionally for an additional £2000 there's BMW's xDrive 4 wheel drive system which does add a little weight and knocks the fuel economy just slightly but gives lots of extra traction in poor weather conditions and offers a huge improvement over the rear drive models in snow and ice. BMW’s recommended price for the hybrid Saloon is just under £48,000 in the standard SE specification, including low-resistance tyres, Chrome trim and BMW Professional Multimedia navigation system.
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