New 2024 BMW 5 Series Hybrid Colors, MPG, Release Date – Even while the 2024 BMW 5-series has been criticized for being less agile than its predecessors, it is a spacious, luxurious, well-equipped luxury sedan. Four engines are available, from a speedy turbo four-cylinder to a dependable twin-turbo V-8. Also, eco-conscious drivers can choose a plug-in hybrid model.
The BMW 5 Series Hybrid was introduced in 2024 to go with the 7th-generation 5 Series lineup and the mid-life design upgrades to the base 530i. As it is still a new product on the US market, it will not undergo any changes now. The 530e’s engine compartment houses a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine turbocharged twice, an electric motor, and a 12-kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack. Depending on the variant, the engine is mated to either an all-wheel drive or a rear-wheel drive system, and the transmission is an 8-speed Sport automatic (530e sDrive or 530e xDrive).
New 2024 BMW 5 Series Hybrid Redesign
2024 5 Series hasn’t altered drastically from the exterior, so it still looks great. Standard features include all-season run-flat tires, adaptive LED headlights with daytime running lights, a panoramic sunroof, and 18-inch alloy wheels. A few small blue trim pieces and a charging port on the driver’s side of the front fender set the 530e apart from its gasoline-powered siblings.
The 530e and 530xDrive are sleek and long at 194.6 inches in length, 73.5 inches in width, and 52.8 inches in height. The 530e weighs 4,264 pounds, which is noticeably more than its non-hybrid counterparts. In contrast, the xDrive adds an extra 105 pounds due to its all-wheel-drive system, while both hybrids add around 600 pounds compared to a non-hybrid model. A wheelbase that extends 117.1 inches below the ground allows the 5 Series to provide its outstanding amount of passenger space.
Alpine White and Jet Black are the only cost-free exterior paint colors available on the basic model. Black Sapphire, Dark Graphite, Mineral White, Phytonic Blue, Bluestone, Bernina Grey Amber Effect, and Carbon Black are the available metallics for an extra $550. For the latter, you’ll need to shell out an additional $3,050 for the M Sport package. While the 530e xDrive no longer offers Mineral White or Jet Black as color choices, it does provide a metallic color scheme at no extra cost. You can get it in three colors for an additional $1,950: metallic Alvite Grey, Aventurin Red, or Tanzanite Blue II. It’s the Tanzanite Blue that wins our hearts every time.
In the 5-series cockpit, you’ll find a posh setting with all the trimmings. It’s a big step up from the predecessor’s cabin, which was very drab. The rear seat passengers will appreciate the ample space and advanced features. We have tried out the 20-way multi-contour front seats, which are available as an upgrade and supremely accommodating. The standard chairs are not as flexible as the massage chairs, but they still have 16 possible positions. The BMW has a large trunk that could accommodate six suitcases, which is on par with the space offered by competing models. The cottage, however, lacks adequate shelving and drawer space. The plug-in hybrid 530e can only carry one fewer suitcase and has a smaller trunk by four cubic feet than a comparable non-hybrid model, but unlike many other hybrids, it still includes fold-down rear seats.
Every five series come with a massive 12.3-inch high-resolution screen on the dashboard. The digital gauge display in every BMW 5-series car may be configured to show various data selected by the driver. The BMW iDrive system may be controlled by either voice commands, the touchscreen, or the rotary knob. BMW’s Gesture Control add-on allows you to control the system with hand gestures, which we found to be more of a gimmick than a useful feature. Some high-tech features include satellite radio from SiriusXM, smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless audio streaming through Bluetooth and a USB connector, and GPS navigation.
All the BMW 5-series models are competent automobiles, but they don’t have the driving excitement we’ve come to expect from BMW. The 530e’s engine compartment houses a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine turbocharged twice, an electric motor, and a 12-kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack. Depending on the variant, the engine is mated to either an all-wheel drive or a rear-wheel drive system, and the transmission is an 8-speed Sport automatic (530e sDrive or 530e xDrive). Test results showed that the M550i could reach 60 mph in only 4.1 seconds, faster than the Mercedes-AMG E53 and the Audi S6. Even in the performance-oriented M550i, the steering is soft, and the ride seems more set up for comfort than pure driving fun.
The EPA estimates a combined 25 mpg for the city and 33 mpg for the highway for the four-cylinder 530i. The six-cylinder 540i has the potential to achieve up to 25 mpg combined city/highway. In the M550i, the more powerful V-8 lowers those figures to 17/25. The 530e scored 34 mpg, the 540i earned 31 mpg, and the M550i earned 28 mpg in our real-world testing, all of which were above our expectations. The 5-series fuel economy information may be found on the EPA website.
New 2024 BMW 5 Series Hybrid Release Date and Price
The BMW 5 Series Hybrid 2024 is scheduled to debut in the summer of the same year in the United States. The AWD xDrive version of the 530e costs $57,850, while the gasoline-only 530i starts at $55,550. All that V8 muscle in an M550i will set you back $76,800. Compared to the MSRP of the M5, $103,700 is still a steal. The listed prices are suggested retail and do not account for additional fees like tax, licensing, or the $995 destination charge.