With the new BMW 330e sedan, Bavaria proves that the hybrid plugin can make sense. And it can also be very entertaining, yet REALLY environmentally friendly.
In the new BMW 330e Sedan, the latest generation of BMW eDrive Technology is powered by a 4-cylinder petrol engine. The XtraBoost system, first integrated as standard in the BMW model, temporarily increases the efficiency of the hybrid powertrain to 215 kW (292 hp) by adding an additional 30 kW (41 hp) in the short term. In addition to better and more responsive engine response, the electric range of the BMW 330e Sedan has increased by 50% between generations. Without local emissions, it now reaches a distance of 66 kilometers. Fuel consumption and fuel emission decreased by about 10% to 1.9-1.6 l / 100 km and 43-37 g / km compared to the predecessor (WLTP data but calculated at NEDC).
In addition to fuel economy, powertrain electrification has also focused on providing maximum driving pleasure. The included hybrid system consists of a 2-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with a 135 kW (184 hp) BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, powered by an 83 kW (113 hp) electric motor. The system torque reaches a maximum value of 420 Nm.
Premiere in the new BMW 330e Sedan: XtraBoost for maximum performance
The main feature of the new BMW 330e Sedan is the standard XtraBoost system that accelerates the vehicle to a new level. Activated simply and quickly by switching to SPORT's driving experience control. In this case, the total power of 185 kW (252 hp) for dynamic driving will receive temporary extra support from XtraBoost in the form of 30 kW (40 hp) stored in high voltage batteries, which is available in 10 seconds. Driveability and performance meet all the typical dynamic driving of the BMW 3 Series Sedan. For the first time, the BMW Hybrid model has been given a quake control curve that delivers maximum sport response and precision, along with a special 8-speed steptronic gearbox complete with button down.
The XtraBoost accessory system guarantees a more intense acceleration experience than a conventional engine with comparable performance. For example, if the driver suddenly depresses the accelerator at 20 km / h, the new BMW 330e Sedan accelerates approximately twice as powerful as the vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. In three seconds, it gets a lead that is comparable to the length of the vehicle. The XtraBoost system can be used from the minimum level of high voltage batteries. Also available when the accelerator is fully depressed and when the automatic transmission selector is in the M / S position. As a result, the new BMW 330e Sedan accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds. The top speed is 230 km / h. The driving experience is complemented by a specific acoustic background for this model, and the sound also permeates the interior of the vehicle. The new BMW 330e Sedan combines clear sporting and dynamic focus with proven hybrid model additions.
Pure electric driving up to 140 km / h
In HYBRID mode, the new BMW 330e sedan achieves pure electric power up to 110 km / h, 30 km / h more than its predecessor. In ELECTRIC mode, it can drive up to 140 km / h without releasing local emissions. Previously it was a maximum of 120 km / h. Special features for the BMW 330e hybrid drive include pedestrian alarm. When driving on electricity, the exterior speaker will emit a specially created sound for BMW to alert you to the presence of the vehicle. At the same time, the acoustic comfort of the crew does not diminish.
To save space, the new BMW 330e Sedan's electric motor is part of the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. With its sophisticated design, the hybrid gearbox is only 15 millimeters longer than the conventional BMW 3 Series Sedan. The drive unit is extremely efficient because it uses brake energy recovery and the electric motor also functions as a generator. Power supplied to the high voltage battery by means of a recovery or power supply also serves to supply the vehicle's 12-volt electrical installation. Thus, the generator that powers the internal combustion engine is no longer needed, which increases the overall efficiency of the drive.
High bandwidth and efficiency bring tax relief
The lithium-ion battery of the BMW 330e Sedan with a total capacity of 12.0 kWh provides a range of 59-66 km *, 50% more than its predecessor. In addition, the second-generation plug-in hybrid sports sedan provides more than a 15 percent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions. In numbers, this means 1.9 – 1.6 l / 100 km * and 43 – 37 g CO2 / km *. With low CO2 emissions and a long range of electricity, the new BMW 330e Sedan in Germany meets all of the company's tax-deductible requirements. In this case, only half of the list price is used to calculate the tax base for private use of the vehicle.
The high-voltage batteries in the BMW 330e Sedan are located under the rear seats, the fuel tank above the rear axle. This means that the luggage compartment of the hybrid model has remained virtually unchanged. In addition, the 375dm3 luggage compartment can be expanded by folding the rear seat backrests in a 40: 20: 40 ratio.
For the plug-in hybrid version, there is basically a complete list of accessories and accessories designed for the new BMW 3 Series Sedan. An alternative to the base version of the BMW 330e is the Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport versions. Under the bonnet, among other elements, there may be an adaptive M-suspension, including a variable sport steering wheel and a sports suspension brake system. From November 2019, the new BMW 330e Sedan will be available with electrically extended traction. The plug-in hybrid model then tightens the trailer to a maximum weight of 750 kg.
Independent standard for heating and air conditioning
The new BMW 330e Sedan includes automatic remote and independent interior temperature adjustment as standard. In this case, high voltage batteries are also used for driving independent heating or air conditioning. At low temperatures, the interior can also be independently heated in a conventional way. Even with low battery capacity.
With the arrival of the new BMW 330e Sedan, new digital services will be introduced. After selecting the public charging station, the navigation system provides the driver with a list of nearby hotels, restaurants, cafés, tourist attractions and cultural institutions. The driver also checks the availability of the nearest charging stations on-screen and the vehicle's operating system. The driver will then be informed of the expected availability of public charging stations at the time of arrival. In addition, the possibility of short term reservation at the charging station will be added.
Introduced in the new sports sedan, plug-in hybrid technology will also be available for the new van 330e Touring from summer 2020 onwards. For the first time, those interested in the BMW Touring Estate will be given the option of choosing a hybrid vehicle. This new offering gives BMW more options to expand its offensive electric vehicle model.
Ready for the Future: BMW eDrive Zones provide low-emission driving in low-emission zones
The new BMW 330e Sedan is ready to take advantage of the low emission zones that cities create for emission-free driving. Entering such a zone, the BMW eDrive Zones (the BMW eDrive Zone feature will be standard on hybrid vehicles with the BMW 2020 accessory and may be remade) will automatically switch to pure electric mode. This means guaranteed use of the hybrid vehicle's potential without the driver having to do anything. The vehicle thus (according to the specifics of the local regulations) receives the same conditions as a pure electric vehicle. This new feature will greatly increase the potential of plug-in hybrid vehicles to reduce emissions. Increasing the bandwidth of the electric bandwidth will thus help to reduce consumption and thus the operating costs of the user. This is especially true for urban traffic, where the electric drive proves to be more efficient than a gasoline or diesel engine.
The new BMW 330e Sedan has lower carbon footprint.
The true environmental impact of plug-in hybrids has created a forum for discussion, especially in countries with a small share of green energy in the public electricity grid. The BMW Group is certified for the entire BMW 330e Sedan CO2 for its entire life cycle. From raw materials sources through the supply, production and use network to recycling.
This means that the total carbon footprint of the new BMW 330e Sedan (which draws on life with average European CO2 emissions) is 20 percent lower than the new BMW 330i. When the vehicle is recharged with electricity produced from renewable sources, CO2 carbon waste is reduced by 60 percent.