The 2021 BMW 530e: What makes it unique?

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 02/28/21 •  3 min read

The 2021 BMW 530e is considered as BMW’s most unique modern offering. It is a hybrid that is luxurious, but what else makes it unique? BMW has many efficient, sporty, and fancy vehicles on the market, but none of them combine those three attributes like the 2021 BMW 530e. The 530e is also reasonably priced and is easy to use, along with high performance.

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The 2021 BMW 530e: What makes it unique?

It Has A Luxurious Interior
2021 BMW 530e : what makes it unique?
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The interior is full of plush materials and has been designed well, which makes it a civilized space. The interior of the 530e is designed well, is roomy, and features an impressive amount of technology. The standard seats are adjustable in 16 ways, or you can get 20-way multi-contour front seats that adjust more and can provide much more comfort.

The BMW’s large trunk space is great compared with what its competitors offer, and you can fit about six carry-on suitcases in it. The 530e has folding rear seats in spite of the battery pack, unlike many other hybrids. 

A large 12.3-inch high-resolution central display is also offered as standard, which can be controlled in three ways: using a rotary knob, tapping the screen, or via your voice.

Also , you can control the system with hand gestures, with the optional “Gesture Control” technology. A digital gauge display to keep the driver informed, satellite navigation, USB connectivity, Bluetooth audio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also offered as standard.

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2021 BMW 530e Is Powerful

The 2021 530e is powered by a turbocharged 181hp I-4 engine, and a 107hp electric motor that deliver power using an eight-speed automatic transmission. It also has XtraBoost, which electrically adds 40 more horsepower on demand, for 10 seconds, when you rev the 530e in Sport mode.

The maximum power provided by the hybrid system is increased to 288hp, with 310lb-ft of maximum torque. The company estimates a 5.7-second 0-to-60-mph time for the RWD 530e.

2021 BMW 530e Is Hybrid

Not only is the BMW 530e also more powerful and much quicker, but it can also travel much further on its 17.1 kWh electric battery. The BMW has a 3.7kW charger onboard and can be charged to 100pc in three hours (or it can take 11.3 hours if you use a 120V AC outlet). The 2021 530e has been rated by the EPA at 21 miles of all-electric range.

Testers say that a fully charged 530e can run for 17 miles on battery power and deliver 64 to 69MPGe, based on the configuration.

2021 BMW 530e Price

The 2021 530e is priced reasonably compared to rivals based on the features and luxury offered. The base car costs $58,195, and the 2021 530e xDrive, which has AWD, is priced from $60,495.

Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross-traffic alert is given as standard, along with other driver assistance features. You get Limited and Powertrain warranties for 4 years/50,000miles, and complimentary scheduled maintenance for three years/36,000 miles.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.