BMW reveals hot plug-in 5 Series on hottest day of the year!

James Batchelor

7.8.2020

On what's set to be the hottest day of the year, BMW has decided to reveal its hottest ever plug-in hybrid.

BMW's best-selling 5 Series has been given a small visual makeover with new headlights and wheels, but more importantly it's added another PHEV version to the range.

The new 545e joins the 530e as the 5 Series you can plug-in and becomes another electrified model to join the BMW range. The German firm intends to add 25 electrified models to its line-up by 2025, 12 of which will be pure electric.

While the 530e uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine and 108bhp electric motor, the new 545e uses a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine and the same electric motor, just like the BMW 745e limo and X5 xDrive45e SUV. 

Total power is 389bhp and with the demise of the revolutionary BMW i8 supercar, the 545e becomes the hottest and most powerful PHEV BMW currently makes. 

The 545e can cover 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds and is limited to a top speed of 155mph. Power for the 108bhp electric motor comes from a 12kWh battery which allows the 545e to travel between 28 and 33 miles on electricity. 

Pricing will be announced later this year when the car arrives in the UK. At the same time, an estate version of the 530e called the Touring will appear too. 

The Electrifying Team will be the first to get behind the wheel but in the meantime why note see what Nicki makes of the BMW X5 45E and watch out latest review.

BMWs hot hybrid, a car to suit the Summer heat.

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