BMW Greensboro NC is among those who are falling in love with the BMW 530e plug-in vehicle. This car features an electric motor that is capable of producing 95 horsepower together with 184 lb-ft of torque. This motor is combined with the turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 engine that boasts 180 horsepower along with 215 lb-ft of torque. Drivers are sure to love this and they are coupled with an eight-speed transmission that is paddle-shifted. In fact, this car is capable of going from zero to 60 mph in only 6.1 seconds. Although it doesn’t match up to the M Performance line, it’s more than acceptable for a hybrid vehicle.
One question drivers often have when it comes to hybrid models concerns the battery. They have nothing to worry about when it comes to the 530e plug-in hybrid. It features a battery pack that takes approximately seven hours to fully change, thanks to its 9.2-kWh capacity, and all that is required is a 120-volt outlet. These are easy to find wherever a person is. Faster chargers are available for those who love to drive, and many find they want a faster charger because driving this car is so much fun. The only drawback for some is the top speed of this vehicle is 130 miles per hour, yet that is a higher speed than most American roads allow. When the all-electric option is used, the top speed does drop to 56 mph, yet this is more than enough for the majority of roads in the country.
Simply because this car is a hybrid doesn’t mean it is lacking in other features. It comes equipped with the latest technology that is found in the other 5 Series cars. Drivers choose from options like 3-D surround view, Active Cruise Control, an evasive maneuvers system and lane-departure warnings. It’s not the electric car that much dread driving. In fact, people will actually look forward to getting behind the wheel of this model, and it is expected to arrive at BMW Greensboro NC in the spring. Drivers who can hold off on buying a car for a few short months will definitely want to check this model out and see if it is the perfect ride for them.