BMW 330e PHEV Coming End of August, RM240k Onwards

Auto News

BMW 330e PHEV Coming End of August, RM240k Onwards

We have on good authority that dealers have already begun taking orders for the BMW 330e Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) which is slated for launch at the end of August. The locally-built BMW 330e will be the second PHEV to be introduced by BMW Malaysia after the launch of the CKD BMW X5 xDrive40e – back in June.

Indicated prices are between RM240,000 – RM260,000 which places the 330e just above the RM230,000 320i. Neighbours Mercedes-Benz offer the C 200 Avantgarde and Exclusive variants for the same money.

The BMW 330e is powered by a 2.0-litre, longitudinal-mounted inline-four petrol engine mated to an electric motor, which is situated between the engine and transmission. An eight-speed automatic transmits power to the rear wheels. Exact performance figures are yet to be released, but, we’re informed the power unit outputs a combined 248bhp and 420Nm of torque.

The 330e is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.9 seconds, just 0.1 second off the claimed figures of the BMW 330i M Sport. The 330e is capable of traveling up to 120km/h in full EV mode and has a full electric range of 22.5km on a full charge. Cars that are supplied in North American markets feature a 5.7kWh battery supplementing an 87bhp electric motor. Charging time should be lesser than that of the X5 PHEV, which requires 3 hours and 50 mins on a domestic power socket.

Gallery: BMW 330e PHEV Open For Booking




Arvind describes a car in the same way he would describe a woman; this is not very healthy. Unlike the eternal sunshine of a spotless mind, soulful naturally-aspirated soundtracks and trigger quick (self-applied) gearshifts are all that fill the darkest recesses of his mind. Arvind is still trying to understand women...

Related News