BMW reveals 330e plug-in hybrid

BMW reveals 330e plug-in hybrid

The petrol plug-in will come with a 37-mile range on all-electric power and reduced emissions over the previous hybrid 3 Series

Having revealed the M340i earlier this week, BMW has taken the covers off yet another 3 Series variant – this time it’s the 330e plug-in hybrid.

Fitted with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that is paired to an electric motor, the 330e is capable of going 37 miles on all-electric power while also being more powerful than the previous iteration.

2019 BMW 330e
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The electric range is doubled over the previous generation 3 Series plug-in and also comes with improved fuel efficiency (138mpg) and reduced emissions – a quoted 39g/km CO2.

The petrol engine and electric motor combine to develop 249bhp and 420Nm of torque, which means the 330e can sprint from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 143mph. The 330e is also fitted with the XtraBoost system, which adds a further 40bhp to the output.

It can reach 68mph in all-electric mode, which is 18mph faster than the previous 330e. The engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission which comes with brake downshifts.

2019 BMW 330e

Despite the addition of the electric power system, there’s 375 litres of boot space that can be extended by folding the 40:20:40 split seats flat.

Customers are able to choose from the SE, Sport Line and M Sport trims for their 330e, which will go on sale in July 2019. Pricing will be confirmed closer to the release date.

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