BMW 530e PHEV compared to combustion engine: 47% CO2 advantage in environmental balance

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BMW 530e PHEV compared to combustion engine: 47% CO2 advantage in environmental balance-engine

Again and again, not only does the question of how the environmental balance of E-Cars looks like, but also the plug-in hybrids. The “real” environmental balance of plug-in hybrid vehicles is questioned here, especially in markets where the share of green electricity in the public power grid is still low. With the presentation of the new BMW 530e Sedan, the BMW Group had a certified CO2 certificate created for the entire cycle from raw material procurement, supply chain, production and use phase to recycling.

Even with the use of average European electricity during the use phase, the PHEV has an advantage over the new BMW 530i sedan of a good 23 percent. If you rely on green electricity instead, the advantage is even around 47 percent. The ecological balance in terms of CO2 emissions is playing an increasingly important role for automobile manufacturers. Plug-in hybrids and electric cars are the means of choice to noticeably reduce CO2 emissions in relation to your own fleet. In addition to BMW, Mercedes-Benz has already indicated that the balance of CO2 emissions from e-cars and PHEVs is positive despite the great effort.

Plug-in hybrid model BMW 530e Sedan relies on new battery technology

Let’s take a closer look at the new BMW 530e sedan. This relies on the latest battery cell technology, which helps the plug-in hybrid to increase its electric range by more than 30 percent to between 61 and 66 kilometers. At the same time, BMW managed to reduce the combined fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by more than 20 percent to 1.8 to 1.6 liters per 100 kilometers and to 41 to 36 grams per kilometer. The combined power consumption of the BMW 530e Sedan is between 14.5 and 13.6 kWh per 100 kilometers.

Parallel to its sales launch, the BMW 530e xDrive Sedan will also be available from now on – combined fuel consumption: 2.2 – 2.0 l/100 km; Combined power consumption: 15.4 – 15.0 kWh/100 km; Combined CO2 emissions: 49 – 46 g/km – which combines the advanced plug-in hybrid system with intelligent all-wheel drive.

Thanks to new battery technology, BMW has managed to keep the size of the battery pack while increasing the gross energy content from 9.2 to 12.0 kWh. The high-voltage battery is positioned below the rear bench seat to save space, so that the luggage compartment volume is only slightly reduced compared to the conventionally powered model variants of the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

The battery can then be fully charged in less than six hours. Alternatively, the charging process can also be completed on a BMW i Wallbox, in which case the corresponding charging process takes around 3:35 hours. The charging port is located under a separate flap on the front left side panel of the vehicle.

Two models – one drive system

Both 5 Series PHEV models rely on the same plug-in hybrid system. This consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a capacity of 135 kW / 184 hp and a 83 kW / 113 hp integrated electric motor integrated into the 8-speed steptronic gearbox.

The common system performance is provided by BMW with 185 kW / 252 hp and a maximum system torque of 420 nm. Thus, the BMW 530E sedan accelerates in 6.1 seconds from zero to 100 km / h, the BMW 530E XDrive Limousine needs 6.2 seconds for the standard spurt. The top speed of both models is 235 km / h.

BMW 5er from 2023 also purely electrically in two variants?

Already a few days ago, rumors came up that the BMW 5er should also come to the road in two pure e variants. From an insider, the BMWBblog learned that BMWS model of the upper middle class from the 2023 generation should also be purely electrical – with two fully electric drive variants, so the news page.

The revised 5er should then not only have a brand new form language, but also an integral part of the electrification strategy of BMW.

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2 thoughts on “BMW 530e PHEV compared to combustion engine: 47% CO2 advantage in environmental balance”

  1. Apparently, the outcry to build larger batteries in the PHEVs is finally bearing fruit. BMW is rewarded with success re. E range and consumption savings. As the battery becomes cheaper in the future, you can build them much larger and omit the gearbox entirely for the same retail price . With a simple 4 cyl. In Atkinson operation, the suction motor drives the generator, which supplies the electricity for the electric motor together with the surplus in the battery.

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  2. I am very happy with my 530e X-Drive. However, I have never reached the specified range of 58 km. 40 km was the maximum so far.

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