BMW introduced the plug-in hybrid performance of the updated 3 Series sedan

BMW introduced the plug-in hybrid performance of the updated 3 Series sedan

August 21, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Bavarian new 330e will receive a plug-in hybrid power plant with a capacity of 292 hp. with the XtraBoost Power feature. The car can accelerate to 140 km / h on electric power alone.

About a year has passed since the new generation of the BMW 3 Series Sedan was introduced. Now it’s the turn to come out and the plug-in hybrid version 330e – according to representatives of the company, this version of the car will provide a combination of efficiency and performance in the segment of sports sedans. I must say that the official characteristics of this power plant look very impressive.

The compact sedan in version 330e will be available worldwide (the novelty will also be offered in the station wagon body), and the first deliveries will begin in November this year. Prices will be revealed later.

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Under the hood of the new 330e, there is a 2.0-liter BMW 184-horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine, and an additional electric motor located in an eight-speed automatic transmission provides 113 hp. Total power is 252 hp It is noteworthy that this plug-in hybrid has an interesting function called XtraBoost, which works almost the same as nitrous oxide. Putting the 330e in sport mode, activating this feature gives an extra 40 hp. for a period of up to 10 seconds, giving the sedan a total power of 292 hp

BMW claims that the 330e can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 230 km / h, although it is not yet clear whether these figures are achieved with XtraBoost or not. The 330e can also be equipped with a standard complement to trim levels, including the elegant M Sport variant with improved adaptive suspension and M Sport brakes.