The new BMW 330th still offers excellent performance, now with an autonomy of 60 km in electric.
After the performance M340i xDrive unveiled a few days ago, BMW continues its new Series 3 with a version hybrid rechargeable 330th. On the menu : 252 hp and 60 km in all-electric.
When she was already one of the stars of the stand BMW at the Mondial de Paris, the new BMW 3 Series is expected to continue to play the stars in Los Angeles at the end of the month of November. In addition to the variant M340i focus on performance, the firm bavarian will bring on the show american a new 330th focusing on sobriety.
Like its predecessor, the new 3-Series adopts a version plug-in hybrid, which takes the same name, 330th. But, if with 252 hp, the cumulative power remains identical to that of the old model, the technology, however, has evolved significantly. In addition to the four-cylinder 2.0 turbo which always develops 184 hp, the electric motor now offers a continuous power output of 68 hp, which can go up to 113 hp in the peak power.
Thus, although in normal use the combined power is always of 252 hp, the new 330th can count on a “XtraBoost” of 41 hp in Sport mode, which allows him to have momentarily 292 ch. Despite everything, the performances announced are progressing only very little, with a 0 to 100 km/h now shot in 6 sec instead of 6.1 s before.
60 km in all-electric
The most interesting remains of the autonomy in all-electric mode, which is experiencing a significant increase, the 330th can now browse 60 km without any polluting emissions, compared to the 40 km to the old grind. A data which allows BMW ofannouncing a combined fuel consumption of 1.7 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 39 g/km in the NEDC cycle-correlated (2.1 l/100 km and 49 g/km on the old).
Among the developments, we also note that the maximum speed in all-electric has been raised to 140 km/h, compared to 120 km/h previously. And, if the volume of the trunk is seen logically amputated a few hundred litres because of the battery lithium-ion (375 litres instead of 480 on the versions thermal), there is a slight improvement compared to the old 330th (370 litres).
The rates of the 330th have not yet been disclosed, not to mention thatit will take until the summer of 2019, before seeing the new 3 Series plug-in hybrid at the dealership.