Premium Plug-Ins

BMW 530e
Base MSRP: $53,900
EV Range: 16 miles
In 2018 BMW added a plug-in hybrid variant to the popular 5 Series lineup. The 530e iPerformance PHEV is offered in both rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive, and is powered by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine teamed with a high-performance electric motor for a total system output of 248 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. For 2020 the 530e gets a larger high-voltage battery pack that should increase the luxury sedan’s electric-only range. BMW recently announced a pilot program that equips a limited number of 530e models to be able to charge wirelessly using an inductive charging pad. If successful, this would make it possible to charge the vehicle without having to plug it in.

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