BMW 3-Series join the army of plug-in hybrids

BMW 3-Series join the army of plug-in hybrids

February 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The company officially announced that the G20 sedan and G21 wagon will receive an optional rechargeable hybrid powertrain. 3 Series Touring 330e iPerformace will enter the market no earlier than 2020.

The new BMW 3-Series hybrid in the body of the versatile 330e iPerformance will be built on the basis of the two-liter B48 turbo engine, capable of developing up to 184 horsepower (168 hp in sedan), which is very modest by the standards of BMW itself. But working in tandem with an electric motor, the power rises to 250 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque, which in general is not so bad for the most economical version.

 Despite the added weight from the plug-in hybrid system, the 330e iPerformance accelerates to 100 km / h in 6 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 230 km / h.

 A 12 kW * hour battery is used as a power source, which provides up to 60 km of electricity only. In addition, the electric motor can accelerate the car to 140 km / h. At higher speeds, the engine will connect to the work.

Unfortunately, more detailed information on fuel consumption, available trim levels, as well as cost is not reported.