2018 sees BMW's famed 5-series get its first "e-Drive" system, called the 530e, which combines gas and batter power.
Balancing luxury, comfort, power and fuel efficiency, the 530e does exactly what it's supposed to, and quite well at that.
Here's how the power breaks down:
The 2.0 twin turbo 4 cylinder engine kicks out 180 hp and 255 lb.ft of torque
The 9.2 kWh lithium ion battery produces 111 hp and 184 lb.ft of torque.
Combined, you get 248 hp and 310 lb.ft of torque, which certainly and promptly gets you where you're going.
Cargo space is slightly smaller, as is the gas tank capacity compared to a gas-only 5 series but it's a small sacrifice to enjoy the 25-40 km of electric range (depending on driving style and what power you're drawing as you drive.)
Here's our feedback after a great week in the electrified, upscale 530e.