BMW has revealed details of the plug-in hybrid version of its new 5 Series saloon, the 530e iPerformance, which goes on sale in March 2017.
It’s the most efficient BMW 5 Series ever made, with CO2 emissions of 46g/km and an average fuel consumption of 141.2mpg.
Total driving range is almost 400 miles and the 530e can travel 29 miles on pure electricity, at speeds up to 87mph.
With a list price of £43,985, a 40% tax payer should expect to pay around £100 per month in company car tax – that’s more than £100 less than a current model year 520d SE.
The 530e combines the power of a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, which together can produce 252PS and 430NM of torque.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed steptronic automatic transmission; the car can accelerate to 60mph from standstill in 6.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 146mph.
A 9.2kWh battery pack is stored under the rear seats which can be charged in three hours from a BMW i Wallbox. Despite the battery pack the 530e saloon still offers 410 litres of boot space.
The eDrive system offers three driving modes, allowing the driver to tailor the efficiency of the powertrain. Fully automatic, electric only and self-charging options are available.
The hybrid model features the same raft of driving assistance systems, infotainment and connectivity as the regular 2017 BMW 5 Series.