With electrification being the forward direction for major automakers, BMW has introduced the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant of the 5 Series which excels in reducing emissions and fuel consumption while maintaining the performance and driving excitement that are synonymous with the Munich-based manufacturer.
The new BMW 530e M Sport is priced very attractively at RM338,800 and offers a muscular yet fuel-saving plug-in hybrid powertrain, as well as loads of luxurious comfort features and safety technologies.
The 530e M Sport integrates a 184hp 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology, a 70kW electric motor and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a 9.2kWh capacity to deliver an adrenaline-pumping top speed of 235kph.
The overall system output is 252hp and 420Nm of torque, enabling the car to sprint from 0 to 100kph in 6.2 seconds.
Combined with an exceptionally sporty silhouette, M-inspired aesthetics and advanced Driving Assistance technologies, it’s electrifying in every way.
It is framed by BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line and is accentuated by the ornamental kidney grille with Active Air Stream for optimum aerodynamics.
In the rear are two-sided exhaust tailpipe finishers with a trapezoidal design in light chrome that further underlines its motorsport DNA.
For optimum road illumination, there are LED fog lights and adaptive LED headlights as standard and these are combined with BMW Selective Beam, an anti-dazzle high-beam assistant.
There is ample power on tap even in fully electric driving mode, as plug-in hybrid vehicles like the 530e M Sport can reach speeds of up to 140kph.
Combined with the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, the 530e M Sport reaches a top speed of 235kph.
This PHEV can run purely in electric mode for up to 43km under ideal driving conditions; so you can go about your day without using petrol.
Getting this PHEV juiced up and ready to go is easy, with 300 charging stations nationwide and multiple options for home and on-site charging.
Meanwhile, the interior boasts superior comfort and convenience, and features the exclusive M leather steering wheel, M illuminated door sill finishers and M-specific pedals along with stylish front sport seats.
More luxury abounds with Dakota leather upholstery and the BMW Individual anthracite headliner.
Further accentuating its athletic style are the interior trim finishers in Aluminium Rhombicle and highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome.
Cabin illumination is courtesy of ambient lighting in 11 predefined designs incorporating six different colours.
For more convenience, Comfort Access provides opening and closing of vehicle doors along with contactless tailgate operation, as well as automatic air-conditioning with 4-zone control.
As the most innovative model in its class, the 530e M Sport is fitted with BMW ConnectedDrive services – a digital service which integrates with the user’s digital life via multiple touchpoints.
The driver will also enjoy driving data from an instrument cluster that utilises a multifunction display with a high-resolution 12.3-inch colour interface using black-panel technology.
Getting guidance to your destination is made much easier with Navigation System Professional displayed on a 10.25-inch touchscreen interface.
The 19-inch M light alloy Double-Spoke 664 M wheels in black with mixed tyres contribute to top-notch driving agility, complete with the flat tyre indicator to ensure safety.
For high performance stopping power, the car also features the M Sport brake with blue-painted brake callipers with M designation.
In terms of safety, the 530e M Sport benefits from the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) that is complemented by Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and the Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist.
There is also high-tech Driving Assistance via Lane Departure and Change Warning, front collision alert with brake intervention, rear collision prevention and crossing-traffic warning.
Owners also benefit from Cruise Control with braking function, as well as the Parking Assistant for automatic parallel and perpendicular parking.
The 530e M Sport is available in Black Sapphire or Sophisto Grey, paired with either the Black or Night Blue Leather Dakota upholstery; or in Bluestone or Alpine White paired with Black Leather Dakota upholstery.