BMW announced the latest addition to its new Series 3 series (330e).
A plug-in hybrid model, 330e with an electric motor and battery pack for enhanced efficiency up to a 37-liter petrol engine with a 2.0-liter petrol engine.
The new 330e is based on the brand new 3 Series, the latest evolution of BMW's highly popular management hall. It uses a 182bhp 2.0-liter engine paired with a 67bhp electric motor. The total system output is 249bhp – it is identical to the outgoing model – although an overload can increase it for short bursts.
However, a diet means that this model is lighter than its predecessor economy. The entire electric range of the car is 37 miles with an increase of 50 percent and the fuel economy is 138GBg – in accordance with the strict WLTP rules.
Official CO2 emissions are also considerably low 38g / km.
Hybrid powertrains deliver good performance as well as these head economy figures. BMW claims that the 330e will accelerate 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds, and the top speed is 143mph. This is partly thanks to the new XtraBoost function, which temporarily raises the output of the electric motor from 67bhp to 112bhp for additional performance.
The engine was matched to a 12 kWh battery pack below the boot base. This has an impact on the load volume of up to 375 liters per 100 liters – but the rear folding seats are standard to accommodate longer loads.
The rest of the interior, as usual, includes trim levels called SE, Sport Line and M Sport in the workplace.
Custom-made hybrid features include updates to the navigation system. When searching for a public charging point, nav will offer activities – from cafes to tourist attractions – while the car is charging. Standard internal preheating is also available.
The new BMW 330e will be available from July 2019. Although prices have yet to be confirmed, the predecessor expects a further increase from the initial price of £ 35,000 – this is the nature for the government's hybrid car grant.