BMW 330e Inside Lane Test Drive Review – Video
BMW 330e plug-in hybrid recently just appeared in the U.S. showrooms. The first ~44 copies sold through the end of April from a handful of stock (all plug-in models monthly sales can be found here).
With up to 14 miles (22.5 km) of EPA range on its 7.6 kWh battery, the BMW 330e is one of the shorter-ranged plug-ins inherited from the European market, but we still expect it to see in a decent sized volume…at least once there is more than ~100 or so in stock to sell.
The 330e was recently reviewed by Inside Lane (video above) in UK, where prices starts at £34,235 ($44,695 in U.S.), which is not much above conventional version.
Overall, the 330e is a tidy proposition for someone tempted by the BMW 3 Series that willing to add plug-in capability.
Quick 330e Specs:
- 184 hp four-cylinder petrol engine and 65 kW, 88 hp, 250 Nm electric motor integrated into the housing of the eight-speed automatic
- total system output of 185 kW/252 hp (on par with 330i and 330d)
- 0–60 mph in 6.1 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph.
- all-electric range of up to 40 km (25 miles) NEDC and (14 miles (22.5 km) US EPA)
- 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery beneath the boot floor
- charging in 3 hours and 15 minutes from a household outlet
- average fuel consumption (combined) of 2.1–1.9 litres/100 km (134.5–148.7 mpg imp)
- at least 370 liters of luggage compartment volume; the rear seat offer a 40:20 40 split
- EU-empty weight of 1735 kg (3,825 lbs)