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New BMW 5-Series sedan gets additional electric range with plug-in hybrid system – ET Auto

New Delhi: BMW has added its latest battery cell technology in the new 5-Series to increase the luxury sedan’s electric range by more than 30% to up to 66 kilometres, while the CO2 emissions have been reduced by over 20%, says the company in a release.

The new BMW 530e sedan comes with an advanced plug-in hybrid system with optional intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

The company claims that both 530e and 530e xDrive sedans get a latest lithium-ion high-voltage battery that is housed space-savingly, under the rear-seat. Both the sedans offer 410-litre of storage capacity.

As BMW says, the new high-voltage battery can be charged at conventional household sockets using the standard-equipment charging cable. The battery requires less than six hours to be fully charged.

BMW claims the new 530e and 530e xDrive sedans get power from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with TwinPower turbo technology and is combined with the plug-in hybrid system. The IC engine churns out 186 PS of peak power, while the electric motor generates 114 PS of power output.

Combined, the powertrain system pumps out 255 PS of power output and 420 Nm of maximum torque. An 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox does the transmission duty. The BMW 530e can accelerate 0-100 kmph in 6.1 seconds, while the 530e xDrive takes 6.2 seconds to reach the same. Both the variants can run at a top speed of 235 kmph.

Apart from the greener powertrain technology, the sedan also comes with advanced technologies like auxiliary air conditioning system, Driving Assistant Plus, Parking Assistant Plus, BMW Live Cockpit ConnectedDrive etc.

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