Bew iPerformance sub-brand delights the New Yorkers with another plug-in hybrid – Continuing BMW’s commitment to efficient dynamics, the new 330e combines a turbo four-cylinder gas engine with an electric motor and battery. This combination makes a vehicle capable of up to 25 miles all electric yet still provides the dynamics that BMW customers expect.
its 7.6 kWh battery, is the possibility of pure electric local trips of up to 25 miles (40 km) and speeds up to 75 mph. The hybrid powertrain can reach 0-100km/hr (0-62) in just 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 140 mph. Range anxiety wont be problem with the 330e it has a range of 373 miles in every day driving.
First there is an in-line turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine producing 184 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. The 330e’s electric motor is capable of producing 88 hp and184 lb-ft. The 330e seamlessly switches between either motor or can combine them for a stout 252 hp with 310 lb-ft of torque.
electric motor is situated just behind the motor and in front of the transmission. This means the electric motor sends power through the eight-speed transmission. Helping save weight, the torque converted is removed as it is no longer needed. The 330e uses a J1772 charging plug and does not have a DC charging option.
When it goes on sale this year, the 2016 BMW 330e will have a base MSRP of $44,695, including destination and handling.