Spy Shots: BMW 530Le plug-in hybrid for the China car market

Spy Shots: BMW 530Le plug-in hybrid for the China car market

Spy shots of the new BMW 530Le, a plug-in hybrid based on the stretched BMW 5L-Series that is manufactured in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture. One brand new example was spied charging in front of a restaurant in the great city of Harbin in Heilongjiang Province, not that far from the joint-venture factory.


Chinese automotive media say the 530Le will be launched on the Chinese car market in July. Debut is expected for the Beijing Auto Show next month. However, at this moment it is not yet sure whether the 530Le is a limited-number demonstration vehicle or a full-production car.


Name indicates a drivetrain based around the 3.0 six-cylinder mated to an electric motor.

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[…] [Source: CarNewsChina] […]


[…] The photo below shows a BMW 530Le plug-in hybrid based on the long wheelbase 5 Series which is manufactured in China in partnership with Brilliance. This new BMW variant was made exclusively for the Chinese market was spotted while charging close to where the BMW factory there. The vehicle is powered by a combination of a four-cylinder IC engine and a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission and an electric motor. The overall power output is around 272 horsepower. The rumored launch date of the BMW 530Le in Beijing is July 2014. Source: CarNewsChina […]