2021 BMW 530e Reviews

April 22nd, 2021 by

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As BMW continues expanding its plug-in hybrid lineup, commuters around Corona continue growing curious about the merits of electrified versions of their favorite luxury models, like the BMW 5 Series. The plug-in 5 Series is called the 530e, and it’s been very well received by industry reviewers like Car and Driver. Take a peek at what the 2021 BMW 530e reviews are saying, below! 

BMW 530e Performance Reviews

When a vehicle bears the BMW logo, you already know it’s built to bring blistering performance to Riverside-area roads and freeways. The BMW 530e is no different; in fact, BMW 530e performance is elevated by the hybrid system. Thanks to a feature called BMW XtraBoost, total system horsepower is increased to 288 when driving in Sport mode – up from 248 hp in the 2020 model. 

You’re also in for an ultra-smooth road experience behind the wheel of a 2021 530e. Here’s how Car and Driver reflected on their test drive experience: “As a plug-in hybrid, the 530e does a respectable job. The gas engine and electric motor combine their efforts seamlessly. The car’s regenerative braking feel blends smoothly with that of the conventional friction stoppers.”

CarBuzz also took the new 530e for a test spin, prompting this note on the BMW 530e performance: “Although the 5 Series Hybrid isn’t the so-called enthusiast’s choice, it does come standard with a double-wishbone front suspension and five-link rear suspension for solid handling and long-distance comfort.”

BMW 530e Interior Reviews

CarBuzz calls the cabin of the BMW 530e “the 5 Series interior we’ve always wanted.” Feature highlights they listed after describing it in such a way include Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7, a package that now includes a larger 12.3-inch digital instrument display and a 12.3-inch central touch display for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. 

Other key features to look for in the BMW 530e interior include:

  • 2-way power glass moonroof
  • Automatic 2-zone climate control
  • 16-way power front sport seats
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Advanced vehicle & key memory

Experience the BMW 530e Performance in Murrieta

Reading BMW 530e reviews can help you determine if this sporty plug-in hybrid sedan is a good fit for your trips to Ontario, but the most important review is your own! See what you think of the 530e when you contact us or stop by in Murrieta for a test drive. While you’re here, we can teach you about charging options or compare electric vs. plug-in hybrid if this is your first venture into the segment!

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