BMW 530e Saloon

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £46,820

Availability In production
Available since July 2019
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £550 pcm

Annual VED £455
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 36-37
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

Real Range (Electric Only) between 19 - 35 mi

City - Cold Weather 27 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 19 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 23 mi
City - Mild Weather 35 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 24 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 30 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 6.1 sec
Top Speed 146 mph
Electric Range 27 mi
Fuel Range 373 mi
Total Power 185 kW (248 hp)
Total Torque 310 lb-ft
Drive Rear
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 12.0 kWh
Port Location Left Side - Front
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->27 mi) 3h30m
Charge Speed 8 mph
Battery Useable 10.4 kWh
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power (max) -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 27 mi
Vehicle Consumption 385 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 105 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 41 mi
Rated Consumption 215 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 250 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 185 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 160 mpg

WLTP Ratings

Range 35 mi
Rated Consumption 325 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 290 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 124 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 138 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 295 - 545 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 385 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 545 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 450 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 295 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 430 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 345 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 177 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 36 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 49 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 136 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 491 mi
Total Range NEDC 532 mi
Fuel Tank 46 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 188 / 63 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 35 / 106 g/km
Battery Empty Real 37 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 178 g/km
Fuel Range Real 373 mi
Total Range Real 400 mi
Engine Displacement 1998 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Length 4936 mm
Width 1868 mm
Height 1483 mm
Wheelbase 2975 mm
Weight Empty 1770 kg
Cargo Volume 410 L
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Towing Weight Unbraked 0 kg
Towing Weight Braked 0 kg
Roof Load 100 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix Yes, 2 seats
Turning Circle 12 m
Car Body Saloon
Segment Executive
Roof Rails No

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2019-20

BIK Tax Rate 16%
P11D Value from £46,765
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £7,482
BIK @ 20% £125 pcm
BIK @ 40% £249 pcm
BIK @ 45% £281 pcm

Financial Year 2020-21

BIK Tax Rate 8%
P11D Value from £46,765
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £3,741
BIK @ 20% £62 pcm
BIK @ 40% £125 pcm
BIK @ 45% £140 pcm

Financial Year 2021-22

BIK Tax Rate 8%
P11D Value from £46,765
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £3,741
BIK @ 20% £62 pcm
BIK @ 40% £125 pcm
BIK @ 45% £140 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the BMW 530e Saloon. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 5h30m 5 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 3h30m 8 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 3h30m 8 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 3h30m 8 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 3h30m 8 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the BMW 530e Saloon

Pricing

The BMW 530e Saloon has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £45,915 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £46,820. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The BMW 530e Saloon is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the BMW 530e Saloon is 185 kW (248 hp). The maximum torque is 310 lb-ft. The BMW 530e Saloon is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds. The top speed is 146 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the BMW 530e Saloon has a total capacity of 12 kWh. The usable capacity is 10.4 kWh. A range of about 27 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 19 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 35 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 3 hours 30 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 5 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW 530e Saloon is about 385 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 105 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 545 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 295 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The BMW 530e Saloon has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 400 mi, of which about 27 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 37 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 188 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 63 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the BMW 530e Saloon will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 177 mpg and a range of 491 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the BMW 530e Saloon will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a BMW 530e Saloon will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 178 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 35 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 106 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 36 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.

More information from BMW

The link below will open the page of the 530e on the official BMW site.

Go to the 530e on the official BMW website.

Preceding model

The model shown on this page is the successor of the BMW 530e iPerformance, which was available from June 2017 until July 2019. The previous model was £2055 less expensive, had 6 mi less range, same acceleration and was similar in energy consumption.

Preceding model BMW 530e iPerformance