2018 BMW 530e

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2018 BMW 530e
2018 BMW 530e

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Active suspension available
  • Adaptive LED headlights standard
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Cabin quality
  • Apple CarPlay connectivity available

The bad:

  • Backseat isn't that roomy
  • Styling may be too evolutionary for some

2 trims

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Our 2018 BMW 530e trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Mid-size luxury sedan
  • Turbo four-cylinder (530i) or six-cylinder (540i) engine
  • Gesture-recognition system available
  • Remote-control parking available
  • Plug-in hybrid, M Performance versions available

2018 BMW 530e review: Our expert's take

What it is: The BMW 5 Series is a mid-size luxury sedan that was redesigned last year. It competes with cars such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6.

Plug-in hybrid and M Performance models have arrived. The M550i has a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 that makes 456 horsepower, while the 530e iPerformance has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that combines a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. The rest of the lineup sees minor trim and packaging changes, including a newly available Dynamic Handling Package for the 530i and 530e.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 3.9

Most recent consumer reviews


So smooth and quiet

Pretty new to me so hard to comment on reliability. So many features and very luxurious. Has a ton of power for the size engine and feels great to drive.


First hybrid I’ve purchased

This car replaced my first BMW. I have a 2005 325i, standard, and am passing it on to my teenage driver. That car has over 122K miles on it and was used to teach 5 teenagers to drive a standard and still have the original clutch! I love BMW and purchase them used. By doing that, I purchase a three year old, low mileage, lease turn in vehicles. The cost of the vehicles are very affordable this way!


The 530e does it all !

Gas mileage is super, and the extra boost from the electric motor is fun. Coming from a conventional 5-series, I find eDrive a compelling feature.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/80,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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