BMW is betting on electric models in its range by i plug-in hybrids in its range of traditional models. Along with the BMW Active Tourer 225xe, the Bavarian firm has introduced the BMW 330e , a model of which had already recorded but did not know the details, beyond its hybrid nature. It will be another new BMW to Frankfurt.
The 330e is the second hybrid model variant, after the 3 Series ActiveHybrid, although the latter is not plug. It takes as its starting point the 2.0 four-cylinder 320i with 184 horses, which is supported by an electric motor of 88 horses that sits between the engine and automatic gearbox eight-speed, with what achieves 252 hp total number of . The Active Hybrid is more powerful, with 306 horsepower.
The lithium ion batteries 7.6 kWh of BMW 330e allow autonomy in electric mode 40 km . In return, remaining 110 liters of capacity to boot, with a figure resulting 370 liters, which can be scarce for a sedan of this size. Despite the smaller space, the rear seats can be folded and continue to the bottom of the trunk is flat, although it is higher. The location of the batteries has become necessary to move the fuel tank is now lower capacity, 41 liters instead of 60.
In a household outlet, the battery charge is accomplished in three hours and a quarter . With a specific charger 3.7 kWh of BMW, with two hours and fifteen minutes is enough. An application on your smartphone allows the vehicle to check the status and schedule battery charging to take advantage, for example, the cheapest times of our electricity tariff. Fuel and electricity is guaranteed with the browser that has slopes, maximum speed and traffic conditions into account in determining at what times is better to use a power supply or another.
The BMW 330e offers good performance based level with 0-100 in 6.1 seconds , whereas that features a very low average consumption approved, between 1.9 and 2.1 liters depending on the tires. It is the heaviest variant of the 3 Series, with 1735 kilos of weight, but on the other hand benefits from a more elaborate aerodynamics.
The hybrid system in the BMW 330e has three modes for specific driving , in addition to the usual BMW models. Auto eDrive is responsible for managing the work of engines and allows run on electricity below 80 km / h. Max eDrive prioritizes the use of electricity until it reaches 120 km / h acceleration is much demand. Finally, the Battery Save mode will maintain or recharge the battery to 50% capacity using hybrid system.
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