2021 BMW 530e Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 BMW 530e  Model Overview at Sewickley BMW

BMW 530e iPerformance

Key Features

  • Starting at $57,200 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder with eDrive 107-horsepower electric motor (total power output of 288 horsepower)
  • J1772 AC Charging (3.5 kW) with 12 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack
  • 16-way power front sport seats with SensaTec upholstery
  • BMW eDrive Services including range and charging status display, charging station search, charging timer and cabin preconditioning
  • BMW Navigation system with 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • iDrive 7.0 system with touchscreen, touchpad Controller and 7 freely programmable memory buttons



BMW 530e Rear

About the BMW 530e

While the BMW 5-Series has represented the pinnacle of the midsize luxury sedan segment for decades, drivers can now experience electrified exhilaration from the 530e iPerformance. Offering a combined system output of 288 horsepower, the 530e iPerformance is powered by a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder paired to an eDrive electric motor. With the ability to rocket from 0-60 in just 5.7 seconds, the 530e iPerformance is available with your choice of sDrive Rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive.

In addition to instantaneous acceleration, you’ll also enjoy up to 72 MPGe thanks to 3.5 kW AC charging capabilities. A full charge requires just three hours using a 240V outlet and less than five using a 120V outlet. Driving a plug-in hybrid doesn’t mean sacrificing on refinement and premium materials which have given the BMW 5-Series a worldwide reputation for excellence. Standard BMW eDrive Services make it simple to find charging stations, precondition the cabin, and check the charging status.


What the Critics Say

BMW’s all about customizable drive modes on the performance side and the iPerformance hybrid is no exception. In addition to the Comfort, Sport, Adaptive and Eco Pro drive modes from the standard 5er, the 530e also features a trio of eDrive modes that adapt how the hybrid system makes use of battery power.” — Roadshow by CNET

The best thing about the BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid is that it feels like every other 5 Series – refined, classy and spectacularly good to drive.” — Driving Electric


What’s New for 2021

Shoppers will be excited to discover a variety of key updates on the 2021 BMW 530e model lineup. The combined power and torque specs of the new 530e and 530e xDrive Sedans are 288 horsepower and 310 ft-lbs of torque, an increase of 40 horsepower over the outgoing model. There’s also a new XtraBoost feature that adds 40 additional horsepower for up to 10 seconds when the throttle is depressed to the kickdown position. Revised exterior styling and subtle tweaks to the interior help give the 530e a bold new look.


BMW 530e iPerformance Features

BMW 530e Charge Port

Electrified Performance

The legendary BMW 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine operates in perfect harmony with an electric motor powered by a high-voltage lithium-ion battery to give the 530e iPerformance unmatched performance and efficiency. As a result, you’ll experience superior fuel economy along with instantaneous response from a combined system output of 288 horsepower. Thanks to its advanced electric capabilities, you can travel up to 15 miles using solely electricity with zero emissions. A full charge takes less than three hours when plugged into a 240V outlet. Available xDrive all-wheel drive lets you tackle whatever Mother Nature throws at you. A dedicated eDrive button with AUTO eDrive, MAX eDrive and Battery Control modes allows drivers to personalize the power delivery of the 530e iPerformance. An Active kidney grille, Auto Start-Stop function, and Brake Energy Regeneration help the vehicle achieve up to 72 MPGe.

BMW 530e Interior

Driver-Focused Interior

Once you take a seat behind the wheel of the BMW 530e iPerformance, you’ll find yourself surrounded with innovative technology and comfort features which transform your commute into a memorable experience. Standard 16-way power front sport seats with SensaTec upholstery offer superior support along with unparalleled comfort. Hear your favorite audio the way it was intended with a HiFi Sound System featuring 12 speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier. 40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats allow you to carry passengers, cargo, or even a mix of both. The standard 12.3-inch BMW Live Cockpit Professional places all critical information front-and-center, requiring only a quick glance.

BMW 530e eDrive Display

Advanced Technology

The BMW 530e iPerformance includes a standard Navigation system and 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen to help you reach your destination with confidence. You’ll have access to 3D maps, a 200GB hard drive, Voice command system with Natural Language Understanding, and Over-the-Air (OTA) map updates. Unique to 530e iPerformance models are BMW eDrive Services which include range and charging status display, charging station search, charging timer, and cabin preconditioning. Apple CarPlay™ Compatibility is included as standard with a 1-year trial subscription. Advanced Real Time Traffic Information and On-Street Parking Availability information is also available in select markets.


Trims & Specs

BMW 530e

530e

  • Starting at $57,200 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder with eDrive 107-horsepower electric motor (total power output of 288 horsepower)
  • eDrive button with AUTO eDrive, MAX eDrive and Battery Control modes
  • BMW eDrive Services including range and charging status display, charging station search, charging timer and cabin preconditioning
  • iDrive 7.0 system with touchscreen, touchpad Controller and 7 freely programmable memory buttons
  • BMW Navigation system with 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen
BMW 530e xDrive

530e xDrive

  • Starting at $59,500 MSRP*
  • xDrive all-wheel-drive system
  • Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT, and SPORT+ modes
  • 18-inch W-spoke reflex silver wheels
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • BMW ConnectedDrive® Services


*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, & registration.