BMW’s 530e Sport reinforces the automaker’s expertise in plug-in hybrid technology

BMW’s 530e Sport reinforces the automaker’s expertise in plug-in hybrid technology

Plugged-in ride.

BMW Malaysia recently introduced the first-ever BMW 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive Technology, the most innovative model in its class, offering the full wealth of the series’ driver assistance systems in all modes, including eDrive. The premium business sedan promises to serve up the dynamic driving experience the brand is renowned for, combined with outstanding efficiency and seamless everyday practicality.

The fifth BMW iPerformance model to be introduced in Malaysia – the marque now offers the largest portfolio of hybrid automobiles here – is the all-new BMW 530e Sport, powered by the latest-generation inline four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo two-litre petrol engine which generates 184hp and 320Nm of torque. Combined with the BMW eDrive system’s state-ofthe- art electric motor, the sedan enjoys an overall system output of 252hp and 420Nm of torque, enabling the car to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.

The electric drive boasts powerful efficiency with its combination of electric motor, lithium-ion highperformance battery and intelligent energy management, which optimises the effectiveness of the electric drivetrain and the high-performance battery with a predictive operating strategy. The BMW 530e Sport offers an all-electric driving range of up to 48km with a maximum speed of up to 140km/h, the best in its segment.

The eDrive system can also be tailored even more precisely to the journey ahead through three innovative driving modes. AUTO eDrive combines the power of both combustion engine and electric motor, allowing you to drive up to 80km/h on electric mode only. For an extra boost, switch to MAX eDrive, which solely depends on electric power to reach a maximum speed of 140km/h. Battery Control, meanwhile, allows you to manually engage the highvoltage battery by setting the charge value to be availed for pure-electric driving later in the journey.

The 530e Sport can be charged at home via a domestic socket outlet or, better still, with the BMW iWallbox, which reduces charge time to around three hours, while the iWallbox Plus enables charging control via smartphone app. You can also use the BMW i AC Fast Charging Cable, which is compatible for public charging and achieves up to three times the charging speed compared to the standard charging cable.

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