2018 BMW 530e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Tested: The 5 Falls Further from the BMW Tree ""
Posted on: August 9, 2017

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The 530e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid lacks the satisfying driving dynamics and sporty character that once separated BMW’s 5-series sedan from the rest of the mid-size luxury pack. But then so, too, do the conventionally powered 5-series iterations, which are softer, tech-laden facsimiles of the fine sports sedans BMW once made. In this new world where BMWs emphasize comfort over driving enjoyment, the 530e at least offers an added element: a plug-in hybrid powertrain. None of the 5’s direct German or Japanese competition do, leaving Cadillac’s larger CT6 plug-in as its primary adversary. READ MORE ››

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