2020 BMW 530e iPerformance Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 BMW 530e iPerformance Model Overview at Sewickley BMW

BMW 530e iPerformance

Key Features

  • Starting at $53,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder with eDrive 111-horsepower electric motor (total power output of 248 horsepower)
  • eDrive button with AUTO eDrive, MAX eDrive and Battery Control modes
  • J1772 AC Charging (3.5 kW) with 9.2 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 10.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • iDrive 6.0 system with touchscreen, touchpad Controller and 7 freely programmable memory buttons



About the BMW 530e iPerformance

While the BMW 5-Series has represented the pinnacle of the midsize luxury sedan segment for decades, drivers can now experience electrified exhiliation from the 530e iPerformance. Offering a combined system output of 248 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 5.8 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

The 530e will travel about 15 miles on electric power alone at speeds up to 87 mph. That is, it will if you never put the gas pedal on the floor. Leadfoot the throttle and the 2.0-liter springs to life in a seamless transition. The turbo four-cylinder turns on and off so smoothly you don’t feel it, and it’s very quiet. At low speeds, you’ll completely miss its operation if you have the radio on.” — Car and Driver

The 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance takes one of the best luxury sedans on the road and turns up the wick on efficiency. Even more impressive is that going green won’t cost you any more green.” — Roadshow by CNET


BMW 530e iPerformance Features

2020 BMW 530e iPerformance Charging

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 248 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.

2020 BMW 530e iPerformance 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. A standard 8.8-inch Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster places all critical information front-and-center, requiring only a quick glance.

2020 BMW 530e iPerformance iDrive System Display

Advanced Technology

The BMW 530e iPerformance includes a standard Navigation system and 10.2-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. Also arriving soon is a specialized Wireless Charging capability which will make charging the 530e iPerformance virtually effortless.


Trims & Specs

2020 BMW 530e iPerformance

530e iPerformance

  • Starting at $53,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder with eDrive 111-horsepower electric motor (total power output of 248 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 6.0 system with touchscreen, touchpad Controller and 7 freely programmable memory buttons
  • BMW Navigation system with 10.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen
2020 BMW 530e iPerformance xDrive

530e iPerformance xDrive

  • Starting at $56,200 MSRP*
  • xDrive all-wheel-drive system
  • Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT, and SPORT+ modes
  • Double Spoke light alloy wheels (Style 634), 18 x 8.0 inches
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • BMW ConnectedDrive® Services


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