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Brand New BMW 3 Series 330e M Sport 4dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active guard plusAttentiveness assist
Auto start-stopBMW Live Cockpit Professional Nav with 12.3" instrument display + 10.25" display, Intelligent Voice Assist, BMW OS 7, HDD, 2USB, 4G LTE connect
BMW service historyBMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rearCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Condition based serviceElectric power steering
Electric power steering with Servotronic steering optimised at all speed rangesiDrive controller on centre console
Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gaugeIntegrated owners handbook
Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control systemOn board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
Optimum shift indicatorPersonal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Balanced 50/50 weight distributionBattery cut-out switch
Drive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort and sport modesPetrol Particulate Filter
Sport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch controlStroke dependent dampers

Entertainment

DAB tunerElectronic service booklet

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingActive airstream chrome frame kidney grille with 8 high gloss black vertical slats
Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squatBlack roof mouldings
Body colour door handlesBody colour front and rear bumpers
Body colour fuel filler flapBody colour mirror caps with bottom segment in matt black
Dynamic brake lightsElectric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Exhaust tailpipe - split left and rightExterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
Fading supportFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front black door sill finishers with BMW designationGreen tinted heat protection glazing
High gloss shadow line exterior trimInterior rear view electrochromatic mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
Lightweight engineeringM designation on front side panels, left and right
Matt black exterior B pillarModel designation on right side of tailgate
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activationShark fin antenna
Two part LED tailights in L-shape with components in smoked glass, brake light, LED turn indicator and rear fog lightVisible VIN plate
Welcome lights in interior and door handle areaWindscreen wipers with integrated washing jets

Interior Features

12V power socket in front storage compartment2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay
3 rear seats with non folding headrests with 3 point seat belts3 zone automatic air conditioning
4 pieces lashing eyelets in luggage compartment40:20:40 split folding rear seat with loading system
Ambient lighting with welcome carpet lightAnthracite headlining
Armrest integrated in front and rear door trim + front centre console armrestCentred top Luggage compartment lights
Four grab handles integrated in roof liningFront and rear door exit lighting (left / right)
Front and rear door pocketsFront and rear reading lights
Front and rear velour floor matsFront head restraints
Front sport seatsHeated driver and front passenger seats
Height adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering columnIlluminated armrest storage compartment
Illuminated glove compartment with separate small compartmentInterior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre and front and rear footwell lighting
M sport leather steering wheelMake-up mirror lights
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear centre console with storage compartment and ventilation grille
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocketToolkit located in luggage compartment

Packs

Connected pack professional - 3 Series Saloon/TouringM sport exterior styling pack - 3 Series Saloon/Touring

Passive Safety

2 tone hornBMW emergency call
Brake energy regenerationBraking pre-tensioning
Child proof locking system in rear doorChild seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Coasting in idle in ECO PRO modeCrash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clamp
Driver and front passenger side airbags, integrated in the door side seat backrest bolsters for all seat variantsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Dry brakingDynamic brake control
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+) - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist and cornering brake control + Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when pulling awayElectronic differential lock control (EDLC)
Front passenger manual airbag deactivationHead airbags for all 4 outer seats
Hill start assistSeat belt security check for driver and front passenger
Side impact protectionThree 3 point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters
Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategyVentilated front and rear disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliserCentral locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Remote control with integrated key one button open/close vehicle and windows, sole opening of the luggage compartment lid and panic modeStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
Vehicle key with M specific designation 

Wheels

Reduced rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh12Battery Charge Slow kW2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)360
Battery Charge Fast kW2.3Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)258Battery Charge Rapid kW3.7
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-100Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)216
Battery Charge Super Charge kW3.7Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)156Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2WLTP - AER (km) - City60
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb56WLTP - AER (miles) - City37.3
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb34.8WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City20.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb21.4WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High24.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High19.4WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low22.2
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium20WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb2.9WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High2.5
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High3.2WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low2.8
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium3.1WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb21.4
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb2.9WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb16.7
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max17.5WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min16.7
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb3.7WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max3.6
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min3.7WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City60
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb59WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max56
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min59WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High51
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High65WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low56
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium63WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City37.3
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb36.7WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max34.8
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min36.7WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High31.7
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High40.4WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low34.8
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium39.1 

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb154WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Max162
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Min154WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High148
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Max157WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Min148
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High134WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Max142
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Min134WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low220
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Max233WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Min220
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium151WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Max158
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Min151WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb8
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb31WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max36
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min31 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB48B20M1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb0.3WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb941.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb6.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High6.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.9WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High5.9WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Max6.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Min5.9WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low9.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Max10.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Min9.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium6.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Max7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Min6.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb41.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Max39.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Min41.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High43.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Max40.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Min43.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High47.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Max45.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Min47.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low29.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Max27.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Min29.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium42.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Max40.4WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Min43.5
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.4WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max1.6
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min1.4WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb201.8
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max176.6WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min201.8

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power292Coin Descriptione
Coin SeriesM SportGeneration Mark7
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0733EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.8Engine Power - BHP292
Engine Power - KW215Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT310
Engine Torque - MKG42.8Engine Torque - NM420
Engine Torque - RPM1350Top Speed143

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear255/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 790MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1444Length4709
Wheelbase2851Width1827
Width (including mirrors)2068 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight2300
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)375Max. Loading Weight530
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1770
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 330e

The 330e Plug-in hybrid is the technological flagship of BMW's current 3 Series line-up. Now, it has wider appeal. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

With BMW's plug-in hybrid petrol/electric 330e model, the conventional 320i variant's 184hp 2.0-litre petrol engine has been matched with an electric motor and a larger battery to create quite a package. Now you can have it with the estate body style and xDrive AWD too.

Background

Not everyone wanting futuristic engine technology wants their car to also look futuristic. To look like BMW's i3 for instance. If you're buying from this Bavarian brand and want a petrol/electric powerplant, the 330e Plug-in hybrid offers a more subtle way to go. You get 37.3 miles of all-electric driving range when the car's charged up, which enables the creation of some impressive overall stats - up to 217.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and as little as 30g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. Those figures fall only fractionally with this Touring estate body style. Take some time to understand BMW's thinking here and it's hard not to be impressed.

Driving Experience

This current 330e Plug-in hybrid took a big step forward over its predecessor, the main difference between the two cars found when it comes to measurement of all-electric driving range. This was rated at only 21 miles in the previous generation 3 Series plug-in but in this current 330e design, BMW clams up to 37 miles of zero emissions motoring from a fully-charged set of batteries. In other words, if you've a pretty typical daily commute, you might never have to fuel up this car to complete it. As you might expect, this kind of cleverness comes courtesy of a very advanced powerplant indeed, in this case a combination of the 184bhp 2.0-litre petrol unit from the 320i mated to an electric motor incorporating an 'XtraBoost' function. This can increase power to as much as 293hp, reducing the 62mph sprint time to six seconds exactly. The hybrid system's extra weight drops maximum speed slightly over that of the ordinary 320i, but it's still rated at 143mph. The brand's xDrive 4WD system is now available on this variant.

Design and Build

This isn't the kind of Plug-in hybrid model you'll buy if you want to make an eco-statement. Unless you really know your BMWs, there's almost nothing to visually differentiate a 330e from any other 3 Series saloon unless you happen to spot the side panel charging flap. The 3 Series styling theme by now should be familiar to almost every business buyer. Classic cues like the kidney grille at the front, the sharp lines of the flanks and the powerful rear end are all present and correct. The cabin looks predictably smart, with chrome finishing and high-gloss surfaces. This 'M Sport'-trimmed models get the full 'Live Cockpit Professional' package which gives you a 12.3-inch virtual instrument binnacle screen and a 10.25-inch centre-dash iDrive monitor. There's some clever stuff incorporated into this pricier set-up, including gesture control and what BMW calls an 'Intelligent Personal Assistant', which works a bit like the 'Siri' or 'Google Assistant' systems you might use on your 'phone and is there to answer questions you can voice to the car as you drive it. And out back? Well the 330e saloon's luggage bay measures 375-litres - that's 105-litres down on a conventional four-door 3 Series model. This Touring estate 330e derivative has a 410-litre boot, extendable to 1,420-litres - which is 90-litres down on a conventionally-engined 3 Series Touring model.

Market and Model

The 330e now comes in both saloon and Touring estate guises, plus there's a choice of either rear-driven or 4x4 xDrive formats. You get four trim levels to choose from - 'SE', 'Sport', 'M Sport' and 'M Sport Pro Edition'. Prices start at around £40,000 and rise to around £50,000. As with all Plug-in hybrids, you have to have automatic transmission. The xDrive set-up commands an extra premium of around £1,500. There's a premium of £1,500 for this Touring estate body style. Key rivals include include two models from Mercedes (the C300e and the CLA 250e), the Volvo S60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid and, if you're prepared to compromise on a premium badge in return for a bit of extra space, the Volkswagen Passat GTE and the Skoda Superb iV. Even base 'SE' trim gets you plenty of kit that previously you'd have had to pay extra for on a 3 Series - things like Adaptive full-LED headlamps, a Parking Assistant that automatically steers you into spaces, a reversing camera, acoustic side glass and 3-Zone air conditioning that allows rear passengers to set their own climate. BMW has even standardised its lovely 'Welcome Light Carpet' that illuminates the ground around the front doors when you get into the car or step out of it at night.

Cost of Ownership

Despite the fact that these days there's no longer the government contribution towards the purchase price that helped to boost sales of earlier versions of the old 'F30'-series 330e, BMW still reckons this plug-in derivative will be a strong seller. The installation of a more capable 12.0kWh lithium-ion high-voltage battery has nearly doubled its potential electric driving range - to as much as 37.3 miles. And increased the all-electric top speed potential to 68mph. Charging time for the 12.0kWh battery is around two and a half hours from a conventional 7kW garage wallbox or plug-in public charge point. Hook up to a domestic 3-pin socket and the charging time will be just under five and a half hours. As usual with Plug-in hybrids, the official WLTP combined cycle fuel figures - up to 217.3mpg for the saloon and up to 201.8g/km for this Touring version - need to be taken with a pinch of salt, but the important thing is that the government believes the quoted CO2 return - which can be as little as 30g/km in the saloon or up to 32g/km in the Touring. Either way, this means a super-low Benefit-in-Kind taxation rating of 10%. Of course it's unlikely that you'd ever achieve the quoted mpg and CO2 figures in the real world, but the important thing is that the government believes them, hence the attractive tax breaks that'll come as part and parcel of 330e model ownership.

Summary

Here, BMW has brought us a hybrid 3 Series model that makes real world sense. The previous generation 330e struggled a little in this regard with its relatively restricted all-electric driving range. Fortunately, technology has moved on and this current 'G20'-series 330e model demonstrates just how far. If you were thinking of a high-spec diesel-engined version of this Bavarian contender, we think you really have to look at a 330e as a realistic alternative. The waiting lists for this variant suggest that many potential customers already are.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£671
Deposit£1499
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate1.5%
Cash price£47,640
Arnold Clark deposit£935
Credit amount£45,206
Guaranteed future value£17,303.49
Total amount payable£51,274.49
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.56p per mile
Representative APR2.9%
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