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BMW 3 Series Plug-In Hybrid 330e Coming In 2016, Promises 2.1l/100km, 252hp

Chris Aaron May 7, 2015 20:48

In conjunction with the debut of their new 3 Series faceliftBMW has taken the opportunity to tease that it will be unveiling a new plug-in hybrid version of the car sometime next year.

While the likes of its arch-rival, Mercedes-Benz, seemingly pull away with already having two plug-in hybrids on the road – S 500e, C 350e – BMW are clearly on track to reveal their PHEV 3er in 2016.

Addressing the global unveiling of the new 3 Series, Dr Ian Robertson of the BMW Group mentioned, “A further milestone will be the introduction of the BMW 330e next year. The new 3 Series plug-in hybrid will raise the bar in its segment.”

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He also detailed that the 3 Series plug-in hybrid will boast a fuel consumption figure of 2.1-litre/100km, 49g/km of CO2, and pack a combined output of 252hp and 420Nm of torque for a proper, dynamic, driving experience.

Power will come from a 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower turbo engine which makes 184hp, and the addition of an 80kW electric motor.

Other details shared included that the 330e Plug-In Hybrid will be able to sprint to 100km/h in 6.3 seconds and have a top speed of 225km/h. One pure electric power, the 330e will be able to drive up to a distance of 35km, completely emissions-free.

About Chris Aaron

Chris finds equal pleasures in reviewing fast cars as much as the everyday workhorses. He maintains a passion for European makes, Formula 1, playing the electric guitar and spending endless hours on the PlayStation; first-person shooters and the Gran Turismo franchise remain favourites. He also finds it strange to have written this in the third person.


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