The BMW 330e is the all-new plug-in hybrid vehicle with a real monster under the hood -- powerful hybrid drive system with a combined output of around 250 hp and 310 lb-ft gives the BMW 330e a 0- 60 mph(0-to-100km/h) acceleration time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph (225km/h).Definitely, this car is worthy successor of legendary 330.
5/30/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 0
BMW 330e is one of the most eagerly awaited hybrid vehicles and it comes as no surprise.
For a very long time, BMW 3 Series was the car to beat in the market for premium compact sedans, but within time everything has changed a lot.
And guess what?
BMW wants to have its place in the sun again, especially when Toyota and Mercedes encroaching on BMW's turf with their Mercedes C-Class and Lexus IS hybrid vehicles.
To try and elevate the 3 Series above its rivals, BMW decided to give the legendary 330 a second life with a refreshed new look and plug-in hybrid drive system.
The 330e PHEV possess 250 horsepower, 310 lb-feet of torque, and an all-electric range of 22 miles per full charge.
And what do we have now? Well, let's figure it out.
The new pug-in hybrid received a sportier front end design with newly designed headlights with optional full-LED headlights. The rear also gets upgrades with LED tail lights and new design lines.
Hybrid drive system with a combined output of around 250 hp and 310 lb-ft gives the BMW 330e a 0–60 mph (0-to 100km/h) acceleration time of approximately 6.1seconds and a top speed of 140 mph (225km/h).
Quite significant performance numbers, isn't it?
However, there’s one tricky detail in there - the current 240hp 3 Series 328i Sedan will launch from 0-60mph (0-to-100km/h) in 5.8 seconds. A little bit conservative, isn’t it?
BMW claims the new 330e will be capable of traveling up to 22 miles(35 kms) in all-electric mode and therefore with zero local emissions.
Quite pour, but not that bad for a hybrid.
The new 3 series plug-in hybrid will take advantage of the ‘situational awareness’ that the X5 eDrive has with the addition of new features including Real Time Traffic Information.
Take a look below to see how this technology works.
Also, the 330e will be upgraded with chassis improvements encompassing new front struts, new rear damper technology and redesigned electric power steering to enhance overall vehicle dynamics.
We even haven’t seen yet a full-scale version of BMW 330e, so it’s too early to talk about the production and price.
So, let’s just wait and see how it’ll go.
*Do you think the production-ready version of BMW 330e will differ from what’ve heard?
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