The First-Ever BMW 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive Technology Will Make You Want to be More Eco-Friendly
Launched by BMW Group Malaysia in January 2018 at Le Blanc, Bangsar, the first ever All-New BMW 530e Sport with eDrive Technology is all set to help eco-conscious luxury car drivers reduce their carbon footprint.
This past week, BMW Group Malaysia unveiled the first-ever BMW 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive Technology. The latest luxury sedan is the fifth BMW iPerformance model to roll out on our shores, adding more weight to the upscale German automaker’s expertise in Plug-in Hybrid Technology.
“The All-New BMW 5 Series now offers eDrive Technology, a new innovation taken from the Mobility of the Future – BMW i,” explained Raymond Tan, head of sales at BMW Malaysia. “More than this, however, is the fact that the All-New BMW 530e Sport also increases our portfolio of premium Plug-In Hybrid vehicles here, enabling us to offer the largest portfolio offering by any automaker in the country.”
The All-New BMW 530e Sport is touted as the “most innovative model in its class”, comes with attractive custom fittings and provides the full range driver assistance systems expected by users accustomed to the BMW 5 Series. But what’s most significant about the model is its eco-friendly numbers. With a top speed of 235 km/h, the All-New BMW 530e Sport enjoys segment-leading figures of consuming only 2.0l/100km of fuel with a significantly low CO2 emission of 46g/km.
Powering the All-New BMW 530e Sport is the latest-generation inline 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo 2-litre petrol engine which generates 184hp and 320 Nm of torque. Combined with the BMW eDrive system’s state-of-the-art electric motor, the All-New BMW 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.
The air stream kidney grille opens and closes, adapting to different situations in order to further empower aerodynamics. Accentuating its sporty vibe to the rear of the new premium business sedan from BMW is the double round exhaust tailpipe on both left and right of the eDrive variant. It is also fitted with 19” V-Spoke light alloy wheels.
For even an even more seamless experience, the BMW 530e Sport offers Comfort Access – from unlocking your doors and contactless boot operation to starting your engine, the All-New BMW 530e Sport is designed to be aware of your car key’s unique sensors all without having to even reach for your keys.
Boasting powerful efficiency with its combination of electric motor and lithium-ion high-performance battery, it’s easy to recharge your drive with just a domestic socket outlet at home. To reduce charging time, the BMW iWallbox will repower your car in approximately three hours. The BMW iWallbox Plus also enables charging control and charge history records via a convenient phone app. For even faster recharging time, use the BMW i AC Fast Charging Cable which achieves up to 3 times the charging speed compared to the standard charging cable.
Not only will you be doing yourself a favour by getting this beauty — you’ll also be helping Malaysia stay on track with the government’s goal of cutting its carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, a pledge that was recently reaffirmed in 2016 at the Paris Agreement of the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). Lend a hand, won’t you?