BMw Malaysia today launched the 5 Series Hybrid for the domestic market. The new BMW 530e Sport, 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive Technology, is the fifth BMW iPerformance model to be introduced in the country.
BMW 5 Series Hybrid: 530e Sport Design
Starting with its signature feature, the air stream kidney grille is designed to further empower aerodynamics. The New BMW 530e Sport is offered in Sport Line and features LED headlights for both low-beam and high-beam, side lights, as well as daytime running lights, which complements the elegant high-gloss black front bumper.
Lastly, the front takes up a ‘530e’ badge to highlight that it is a plug-in hybrid variant. From the rear, the 530e Sport has double round exhaust tailpipes. Meantime, 19-inch V-Spoke light alloy wheels complete the premium business sedan’s package.
With the available Comfort Access, getting in and out of the car is a breeze; without a key. From unlocking your doors to starting your engine, the new BMW 530e Sport is designed to be aware of your car key’s unique sensors, which resonates solely with the car’s internal system; as such, no two keys are alike. To further emphasise on convenience, the BMW 530e Sport also provides owners contactless boot operation.
The interior of the 530e Sport is largely identical to the current 5 Series line-up. However, eDrive Tech variant does include several highlights such as illuminated sill panels bearing “eDrive” lettering, a cabin in high-gloss black with ambient lighting, leather steering wheel and a 12-speaker HiFi system.
The new BMW 530e Sport is outfitted with BMW ConnectedDrive features, an all-encompassing digital concept designed to aid personal mobility which integrates the vehicle into the user’s digital life via multiple touchpoints. The multifunctional instrument display is specially designed for both the instrument cluster in front of the driver and the central information screen. To work the ConnectedDrive, simply download the BMW Connected app. The BMW Connected app also empowers one to monitor charge levels of the high-voltage battery, the locations of charging stations, and the distance covered on electric power alone as well as the consequent amount of petrol saved.
BMW 5 Series Hybrid: 530e Sport Engine
Combined with the BMW eDrive system’s state-of-the-art electric motor, the 530e Sport has an overall system output of 252hp and 420 Nm of torque, enabling the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds. With a top speed of 235 km/h, the BMW 530e Sport enjoys segment-leading figures of consuming only 2.0l/100km of fuel with a significantly low CO2 emission of 46g/km.
The eDrive system offers three modes of drive: AUTO eDrive, MAX eDrive, and BATTERY CONTROL. AUTO eDrive combines the power of both combustion engine and electric motor, which allows you to drive up to 80km/h on electric mode only. For the extra boost, switch to the MAX eDrive mode which solely depends on electric power, to reach a maximum speed of 140km/h. BATTERY CONTROL allows the driver to manually engage the use of the high-voltage battery by setting the charge value to be availed for pure-electric driving later in the journey.
In terms of charging options, the new BMW 530e Sport can be charged at home via a domestic socket outlet. The BMW iWallbox, however, is the perfect solution to reducing charge time to approximately three hours.
Meanwhile, the BMW iWallbox Plus enables charging control via smartphone app which also provides a record of the charge history. For an even faster charging time, the BMW i AC Fast Charging Cable which is also compatible for public charging, achieves up to 3 times the charging speed compared to the standard charging cable.
Driver’s assistance systems
In addition to Lane Change Warning and Blind Spot Monitor, the new BMW 530e Sport is also equipped with an extensive range of assistance system including Dynamic Damper with ADAPTIVE Mode. The ADAPTIVE mode is the fourth of the Driving Experience Control system which includes the COMFORT, SPORT and ECO PRO driving modes. The ADAPTIVE mode works alongside Dynamic Damper Control (DDC) and Navigation System Professional wherein the steering, DDC and Steptronic systems automatically adapt to the current driving style and route ahead.
Additionally, Park Assist is an intuitive driving assistance system which offers convenience with parallel and reverse parking perpendicular to the road.
The first-ever BMW 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive Technology is available in Bluestone Metallic, Mediterranean Blue, Alpine White, and Black Sapphire. While Leather Dakota Black pairs well with all the exterior colour offerings, Leather Dakota Cognac is best paired with either Black Sapphire, Bluestone Metallic, or Alpine White.
The new 530e Sport will be available at all authorized BMW dealerships across the country from today at RM343,800 without insurance, and with monthly instalment plan starting from only RM 3,588.00 with the BMW Credit Malaysia Balloon Financing 80% loan financial plan. Additionally, the model is also offered with the BMW Full Circle Program from BMW Credit Malaysia.