Bayerische Motoren Werke presented a new plug-in carsin the 3 series: The BMW 330e. This makes BMW a serious contender in this type of cars. It will have some serious sales in the future.
The BMW 330e is a nice example of today’s hybrid technology. You will find a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine producing 135 kW/184 hp and an electric motor developing 65 kW/88 hp so the total power output is 185 kW/252 hp.
Fuel consumption is just 2.1-1.9 l/100km [134.5-148.7 mpg] combined. CO2 emissions just 49-44 g/km.*
Acceleration is 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds and top speed is 225 km/h (140 mph).
The car is rear-wheel driven.