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BMW 330e at the IAA: Turbo power meets narrow-gauge consumption

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E in the BMW 3 Series stands for dynamism, but the signs of the times are on Consumption optimization. BMW tries to bring both parts under one roof by prescribing a plug-in hybrid drive for the 3 Series. At least on paper, the formula works. The two-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine develops 184 hp and 290 Nm and works with a 65 kW and up to 250 Nm electric motor that lives in front of the eight-speed automatic transmission and replaces the converter. The system performance increases to 252 HP and 450 Nm - driving dynamics are guaranteed. In terms of standard consumption, the new BMW 330e can show values ​​of 1.9 to 2.1 liters. This also seems to have reached the consumption target.

BMW 330e only as a sedan

The BMW 330e accelerates from zero to 100 km /h in 6.1 seconds, with a boost E-motor with 100 to 250 Nm with. The top speed is 225 km /h. At least 120 km /h and up to 40 kilometers can be driven purely electrically. Together with the 41 liter petrol tank, ranges of over 600 km are possible.

The lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 7.6 kWh is located below the trunk, which has a usable volume of 370 liters and a offers split folding rear seat back. However, the loading tray below the loading space floor is smaller than that of a conventionally powered 3 Series. Depending on the charging current, between 2 hours 15 minutes and 3 hours 15 minutes are specified for a full charge of the battery.

The special features of the BMW 330e include a driving experience switch with a program extended by e-driving modes, a programmable auxiliary heating and -cooling with 5 kW output and a predictive navigation system.

The BMW 330e is only available as a sedan. It will go on sale in 2016. Prices have not yet been announced.


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