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BMW's 530e iPerformance is ready to rock down to Partially Electric Avenue

The 530e holds to BMW's current technological prowess while helping its owners go green.

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Say hello to the first plug-in hybrid BMW 5 Series, the 530e iPerformance.

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Its gas engine is a 2.0-liter I4, and it puts out approximately 180 horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque.

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That mates to an electric motor good for 95 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

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Together, net output is somewhere around 248 horsepower, but it still needs to be verified.

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Its 9.2-kWh battery lives under the rear seat, so it won't mess with trunk space.

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This is BMW's first plug-in hybrid that can be had with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

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It's good for about 15 miles of all-electric range.

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Its electric motors can keep the car running up to 56 mph, unless you engage Max eDrive mode, then it jumps to 87.

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The BMW 530e iPerformance goes on sale in the US this spring, and pricing has yet to be determined.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more shots of BMW's latest electrified offering.

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