For all those seriously interested in the BMW 330e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, we can recommend two video tests covering the efficiency of the plug-in.

The first (above) is on the all-electric range in the city, which resulted in:

  • range of some 27.4 km (17 miles) at +8°C/+12°C
  • average energy consumption of 19.0 kWh/100 km (62 miles)
EPA rating is 14 miles (22.5 km).

"BMW 330e iPerformance MAX eDRIVE -range test

Testing out the 2016 BMW 330e iPerformance on the "MAX eDrive" combined with the "ECO PRO" -setting. This test car had a rating of 44gr of CO2 per km. The official CO2 emissions of the 330e range from 44gr to 49gr depending on the wheels, so note that with wider diameter wheels, for example with the M Sport line, the range is most likely slightly less than with this car.

Color: Mineral white (metallic).

Wheels: 16" V-Spoke 390"

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The second video (below) concerns highway driving at speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph) at +11.5°C, with a totally depleted battery.

In Eco Pro mode, BMW 330e achieved:

  • 6.2 l/ 100 km fuel consumption (after 100 km / 62 miles) and 38 mpg rating
In a bonus part, a 2016 Honda HR-V - despite being lighter and on paper rated for similar fuel economy, on the same test needed 7.1 l/ 100 km.

"BMW 330e iPerformance Petrol engine mileage test

Mileage test of the 2016 BMW 330e iPerformance's petrol engine with empty batteries (range 0km / 0 miles) combined with the "ECO PRO" -setting.

This test car had a rating of 44gr of CO2 per km. The official CO2 emissions of the 330e range from 44gr to 49gr depending on the wheels, so note that with wider diameter wheels, for example with the M Sport line, the range is most likely slightly less than with this car.

Color: Mineral white (metallic).

Wheels: 16" V-Spoke 390"

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)