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2017 (67) BMW 5 Series 530e M Sport 4dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

20GB Hard driveBMW emergency call
Digital cockpitFront/rear Parking distance control
iDrive controller and display with 10.2" colour display monitorNavigation System Professional Multimedia
On board computerOutside temperature display
Personal ProfileService interval indicator
Servotronic PASSpeed limiter
Voice control system 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBluetooth audio streaming
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3DAB Digital radio
USB socket 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured door mirrors
Body coloured side sillsChrome exhaust tailpipes
Chrome kidney grilleDynamic brake lights
Electric + heated aspheric door mirrorsElectric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all round
Follow me home headlightsHeated windscreen washer jets
Illuminated door handlesIndividual door sill finishers
iPerformance exterior styling deletionLED daytime running lights
LED fog lightsM aerodynamic body kit
Rain sensor with auto light activation systemTwin quadrilateral tailpipes

Interior Features

12V power socket in rear2 X front 12v power sockets
3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheelAmbient interior lighting
Anthracite Velour floor matsFront centre armrest
Front cupholders x 2Front footwell lights
Front reading lightsGearshift paddles
Heated front seatsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Isofix rear child seat preparationMulti-function controls for steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
Rear footwell lightsRear headrests

Safety

ABS/EBDAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver/front passenger side airbagsDriver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
DSC+Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake
Front and rear head airbagsFront head restraints with anti-whiplash
Front passenger airbag deactivationHill start assist
Inertia reel front seatbelts+pretensionersM Sport braking system
Three inertia reel rear seatbeltsTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central lockingRemote control Thatcham category 1 alarm

Technical

Anti-roll bars 

Wheels

Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh9.2Battery Charge Slow kW3.7
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)174
Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km13.4NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles29
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years5

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)46NOx0.005
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB48B20M0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)141.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power252Coin Descriptione
Coin SeriesM SportGeneration Mark6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0737EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %81NCAP Safety Assist %59
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.2Engine Power - BHP252
Engine Power - KW185Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT310
Engine Torque - MKG42.8Engine Torque - NM420
Engine Torque - RPM1350Top Speed146

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear275/35 R19Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1479Length4936
Wheelbase2975Width1868
Width (including mirrors)2126 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)46Gross Vehicle Weight2420
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)530Max. Loading Weight650
Max. Roof Load100Minimum Kerbweight1770
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.22
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 530e

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.

Ten Second 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.

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.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
60%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

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Monthly payment£371.60
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£23,498
Credit amount£23,249
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£11,894
Total amount payable£29,609.20
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.09p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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