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PHOTO CAPTION: Rear deck badge for BMW 530Le plug-in hybrid

BMW-Brillance JV Rolls Out 530Le Electric Hybrid in China

Based on the long-body version of the 530-series, the plug-in hybrid will have a range up to 58km in EV-mode and top speed of 120 km/h.

Published: 25-Nov-2014

BMW 530Le plug-in hybrid makes its world debut at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. Built specifically for the fast growing Chinese automotive market, the 530Le is based on the long wheelbase 5 Series which is manufactured in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture.

Just like the BMW X5 eHybrid, the 530Le combine a four-cylinder IC engine (the familiar N20) and a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. Instead of the usual torque converter the 530Le inserts an electric motor.

The conventional engine produces 242 horsepower for an overall power output of around 272 horsepower.

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