Increased battery capacity in BMW 5 G30 starting with August 2019

Finally they did it 🙂 Now you can drive BMW 5 G30 more on pure electric power which makes it great choice for daily commute.

According to article on BMW Press it looks like all models starting with 08/2019 gets new generation battery cell technology with increased energy storage capacity of 12.0kWh with same physical size as before. The previous battery was 9.2kWh.

Petrol engine remains the same 2.0 litre turbocharged with 184 Hp. Together with electric motor they develop a system output of 185 kW/252 hp along with a maximum system torque of 420 Nm. The BMW 530e Sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds. The BMW 530e xDrive Sedan completes the standard sprint in 6.2 seconds. The top speed of both models is 235 km/h.

Now you can drive on pure electric mode between 61-66 Km. I think that is minimal necessary for city driving for most of people.

Storage volume is 410 Litres.

It is time for an G31 e model, right? 🙂

Would you buy a hybrid in 2020 or looking for full electric models?

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