This sedan is also a plug-in hybrid. Read the article below to know more information about this incredible car!
In addition to the new M340i, the Los Angeles Motor Show will also host the world premiere of the BMW 330e, the first plug-in hybrid version of the seventh generation of the 3 Series. The three electrified volumes evolve the mechanics of the outgoing model, improving both performance and driving efficiency and introducing completely new equipment for the Casa dell’Elica, such as the XtraBoost. The four-door hybrid will arrive on the market in the summer of next year, proposing itself with the same range of accessories, including Adas, of the non-electrified engines, also re-proposing its range of fittings.
As on the F30, the 330e G20 also uses a 2.0 TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder combined with an electric unit integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, which is only 15 mm longer than the transmission of models with traditional engines. The hybrid offers a total power of 252 hp and 420 Nm that allows it to shoot from 0 to 100 km / h in six seconds and touch a maximum speed of 230 km / has an average consumption of 1.7 l / 100 km measured in the WLTP cycle and converted to Nedc. The thermal unit is credited with 184 hp, while the electric motor provides 68 hp, but can reach peak power up to 113 hp thanks to the new XtraBoost function. The latter uses the 12 kWh lithium-ion battery to provide 41 additional hp to the car, to ensure even higher performance for short distances. In Hybrid mode the electric motor can push the three volumes up to 110 km / h (30 more than the previous model), while in Electric the maximum speed is 140 km / h, 20 more than the first 330e.
The four-door can travel up to 60 km in zero emission mode thanks to the electricity stored in the accumulators located below the rear seat: the petrol tank is located above the rear axle, so as to minimize the encumbrance and ensure a load capacity of 375 liters against 480 of the versions without batteries. Recharging, as on all plug-ins, can be restored either through an external socket, or thanks to an energy recovery system during braking. The high-voltage battery also powers the car’s electrical system, effectively eliminating the alternator. The pre-conditioning of the passenger compartment is one of the specific functions developed for the hybrid that can thus exploit the battery charge to prepare the passenger compartment at the arrival of the driver, heating it or refreshing it according to the season. Finally, there is also an acoustic system designed to alert pedestrians of the presence of the vehicle during the driving phases in electrical mode.