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Plugin 5 Series is BMW’s bridge to the future

BMW’s new 530e iPerformance straddles a useful halfway point between the here of now and the there and then of the electric motoring future, writes Nick Maher

21st May, 2017
The BMW 5 Series has always been a fashion leader

The fact that the future of motoring is electric seems almost without question. It may have been more than a century since an early electric car set speed records (the Lohner-Porsche of the early 1900s: it travelled at a mere 60km/h, but its quality moved Jacob Lohner to say of his collaborator Ferdinand Porsche: “He is a man with a big career before him – you will hear of him again”), but 100 years hence...

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