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BMW 330e Sedan (2016)

by Adrian

BMW 3 Series (F30) got a hybrid version (eDrive) for the first time in model’s history. This car can travel for up to 40 km on electric power alone, being one of the best efficient and high performance hybrids on the market. The underbody (under trunk floor) battery takes 110 litres of the luggage space. You can watch all our BMW cars HERE.


Make: BMW

Model: BMW 3 Series / BMW 330e Sedan

Production: 2011- (with facelift starting 2015, plug-in hybrid starting 2016)

Body type: 4-door sedan/saloon, 5 seats

VIN: WBA8E11080K415660

Price without VAT: 51,850 Euros

Drive system: Full hybrid drive, permanent excited synchronous machine, 185 kW / 252 PS/hp.

Combustion engine: 2.0-litre (1,998 cc) 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, longitudinally mounted, with BMW TwinPower Turbo, TwinScroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control Double-VANOS. The maximum output is 135 kW / 184 PS/hp between 5,000-6,500 rpm and peak torque is 290 Nm (approx. 214 lb-ft) available between 1,350-4,250 rpm.

Electric motor: BMW eDrive technology, synchronous motor integrated in 8-speed Steptronic, generator function for energy recuperation for the high-voltage battery. The maximum output is 65 kW / 88 PS/hp at 2,500 rpm, with a maximum torque of 250 Nm (approx. 184 lb-ft) between 0-2,500 rpm. Recuperation output is 60 kW.

Battery: Lithium-ion high-voltage battery (293 V) with a capacity of 7.6 kWh (gross) or 5.7 kWh (net). Charging time for 80% charge is around 1.6 hours at 3.7 kW (16 A/230 V).

Transmission: 8-speed automatic Steptronic gearbox

Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza 225/45 R18 91Y (front) and 225/40 R18 95Y (rear)

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 6.1 seconds

Top speed: 225 km/h

Top speed electric mode only: 120 km/h

Declared average fuel consumption: 1.9-2.1 liters of petrol per 100 km and 11-11.9 kWh/100 km in addition to fuel consumption

Declared electric range (EU cycle): 37-40 km

Emissions: EU6, 44-49 g CO2/km

Fuel tank (l): 41

Dimensions (mm): L 4,633 / w 1,811 / h 1,429

Luggage compartment capacity (l): 370

Wheelbase (mm): 2,810

Weight (DIN/EU): 1,660 kg / 1,735 kg

Cd: 0.27

Front suspension: Aluminium double-joint spring-strut axle with displaced chamber, small positive steering roll radius, transverse force compensation, anti-dive, coil springs.

Rear suspension: Five-link axle in lightweight construction, coil springs.

Main standard equipment

Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags for front and rear seats; three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front; Tyre Pressure Monitor. Also DSC, including ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (cornering brake control), DBC (dynamic brake control); Dry Braking function; Fading Compensation; Start-Off Assistant; Dynamic Suspension Control; Drive Performance Control; velour floor mats; front central armrest with sliding function; rain sensor; light sensor; alarm system; front sport seats; M leather steering wheel; M Aerodynamics package; BMW Individual Shadow Line ornaments; lights package; USB; AUX-IN; M Star-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels.

Main optional equipment (price in Euros, without VAT)

Heated steering wheel (162); M Sport brakes (594); steering wheel paddles for automatic transmission (102); sport variable steering (213); Comfort access system (501); rearview video camera (357); panoramic view video camera system (331); anti-dazzle rearview mirrors (416); electrically adjustable front seats with memory for driver seat (933); lumbar support for driver’s and front passenger’s seats (238); heated front seats (314); adaptive LED headlights with washer system and LED fog lights (1,748); Lane Departure Warning (475); Head-Up Display (704); HiFi speakers (331); front and rear parking sensors (170); Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go function (671); BMW ConnectedDrive Advanced (1,452); Professional navigation system (552).


+ easy to drive
+ very precise steering
+ stiff and precise suspension
+ very good ride quality
+ fast transmission
+ very good hybrid system performance
+ excellent headlights

– no backlight for instrument cluster during daytime (poor readability in cloudy weather or when passing trough forests)
– door creaks due to doors rubber seal

Driven by Adrian M. for 380 km, 8.9 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 12,321 km total mileage of the car.

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