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2021 BMW 5 Series: Now with more hybrid

BMW's midsize sedan embraces hybrid power with a more powerful plug-in model and 48V mild-hybrid tech.

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Say hello to the refreshed 2021 BMW 5 Series.

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This sporty-looking blue model is the 530e, a turbo-four powered 5 Series with a plug-in hybrid system.

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It's not new, but it's more powerful than last year's model -- and it looks pretty good with the 5 Series' revised looks.

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Even though it's more efficient, it makes 288 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque available.

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This one is the middle-of-the-road 540i, which still packs a turbocharged inline-six engine.

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Now, BMW fit the inline-six powered models with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.

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It's more efficient and it can dump 11 extra hp in for 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.

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The 5 Series is just over an inch longer now to help create a sweeping profile.

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Overall, it's far sharper than the car it replaces.

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