August 1st, 2017 by

With the 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance — the latest addition to BMW’s iPerformance lineup — you get the renowned dynamic driving experience of the German brand, combined with the option of electric driving. The new 530e iPerformance also comes with the state-of-the-art eDrive system. Read more to see how it works.

Three Modes for BMW 530e iPerformance eDrive

The 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance’s eDrive system offers three driving modes: AUTO eDRIVE, MAX eDRIVE and BATTERY CONTROL. AUTO eDRIVE — which is the default setting — ensures that the engine and electric motor interact to optimum effect in all driving situations and allows an all-electric top speed of 56 mph. When MAX eDRIVE mode is selected, the BMW 530e iPerformance drives on electric power alone. To do so, it uses the electric drive’s full power and can attain a maximum speed of 87 mph. However, if the accelerator is pressed through to kick down the engine will kick in which is whenever an extra boost of power is needed.

With BATTERY CONTROL, the driver can set the charge level for the high-voltage battery manually. This mode makes it possible to conserve or even increase the reserves of electric power while traveling on the highway to ensure that an upcoming section through an urban area can be driven on pure electric.

BMW 530e iPerformance Driving Dynamics Control

The 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance also has a Driving Dynamics Control switch, with its SPORT, COMFORT and ECO PRO settings. When in SPORT mode, the 530e iPerformance makes full use of its electric motor and combustion engine, which boasts an overall system output of 248 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. In this mode, the 530e iPerformance achieves a 0-60 mph time of just 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph.

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