CRA Motoring News – South Africa
Compiled by: Charlen Raymond
BMW to expands its 5 Series hybrid range to five models.
The 545e xDrive is the newest addition,with outputs of 290kW/600Nm.
This new model has an electric range of up to 57km.
By November 2020, BMW will have expanded its 5 Series line-up with five hybrid models.
The newest plug-in hybrid, named the 545e xDrive, will be powered by the automaker’s in-line six-cylinder 3.0-litre petrol engine. Coupled with a 400Vlithium-ion battery, total system output stands at 290kW and 600Nm of torque.
BMW says that the car has a pure-electric range of 54 – 57km and will return a best fuel economy of 2.1-litres/100km. Though fuel-efficient, BMW claims a 0 – 100km/h time of 4.7 seconds, making it the fastest of all BMW’s six-cylinder plug-in hybrids.
BMW says that it plans to adhere to a ten-year plan for sustainability set by the Paris Climate Agreement; a goal that’s to be reached by 2030. In 2019, BMW said, more than 500 000 electrified vehicles were sold globally, and its 5 Series plug-in hybrid models were the most successful in the BMW Group’s portfolio worldwide with almost 50 000 units sold.
BMW is showing its commitment to this plan by expanding the 5 Series range with more hybrid models.
Co2 emissions and consumption
BMW 530e Saloon: combined fuel consumption: 1.8 – 1.7-litres/100km | combined power consumption: 14.8 – 13.7kWh/100km | combined CO2 emissions: 42 – 39 g/km*
BMW 530e xDrive Saloon: combined fuel consumption: 2.1 – 2.0-litres/100km | combined power consumption: 16.4 – 15.9kWh/100km | combined CO2 emissions: 49 – 46 g/km*
BMW 530e Touring: combined fuel consumption: 2.1 -1.9-litres/100km | combined power consumption: 15.9 – 14.9kWh/100km | combined CO2 emissions: 47 – 43g/km*
BMW 530e xDrive Touring: combined fuel consumption: 2.3 – 2.1-litres/100km | combined power consumption: 16.9 – 15.9Wh/100km | combined CO2 emissions: 52 – 49 g/km*
BMW 545e xDrive Sedan: combined fuel consumption: 2.4 -2.1-litres/100km | combined power consumption: 16.3 – 15.3kWh/100km | combined CO2 emissions: 54 – 49g/km*
At the time of publishing, BMW South Africa had not yet responded on the 545e xDrive’s status for our market.
Article Credit to Wheels 24.