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Brand New BMW 3 Series 330e M Sport 5dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active guard plusAttentiveness assist
Auto start-stopBMW ConnectedDrive oline services with BMW apps
BMW Live Cockpit Professional Nav with 12.3" instrument display + 10.25" display, Intelligent Voice Assist, BMW OS 7, HDD, 2USB, 4G LTE connectBMW service history
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningCondition based service
Cruise control with brake function + speed limiterElectric power steering with Servotronic steering optimised at all speed ranges
Gearshift time display in manual modeiDrive 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
Charging cable - Mode 2Drive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort and sport modes
EU6 emissions managementStroke 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 activation/adjustmentAutomatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squat
Black roof mouldingsBody colour door handles
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 black exterior B pillarInterior rear view electrochromatic mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
LED third brake lightLightweight engineering
M designation on front side panels, left and rightModel designation on right side of tailgate
Rain sensorRear side wing doors
Rear wiperShark 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 seat bench in 2nd row3 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 armrestBackrest width adjustment
Centred top Luggage compartment lightsFour grab handles integrated in roof lining
Front and rear door exit lighting (left / right)Front and rear door pockets
Front and rear reading lightsFront and rear velour floor mats
Front head restraintsFront sport seats
Heated front seatsHeight adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering column
Illuminated armrest storage compartmentIlluminated glove compartment with separate small compartment
Interior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre and front and rear footwell lightingMake-up mirror lights
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear centre console with storage compartment and ventilation grille
Single front passenger seatSunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Three spoke multifunction M sport leather steering wheelToolkit located in luggage compartment

Packs

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

Passive Safety

2 tone horn3 rear seats with non folding headrests
Airbags activation controlled with intensity and scopeBMW 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
Deactivation of fuel pump in the event of a crashDriver and front passenger side airbags, integrated in the door side seat backrest bolsters for all seat variants
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDry braking
Dynamic brake controlDynamic stability control + (DSC+) - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist and cornering brake control + Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when pulling away
Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
Head airbags for all 4 outer seatsHill start assist
Seat belt security check for driver and front passengerSide impact protection
Three 3 point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limitersTyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
Ventilated front and rear disc brakesWarning 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 Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)360
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.3
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW2.3Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)258
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-80Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)216
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW3.7
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins)156Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change0-80
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW3.7Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2WLTP - AER (km) - City65
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb56WLTP - AER (miles) - City40.4
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb34.8WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City19.4
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb21.4WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High25.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High19.4WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low20.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium18.8WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City3.2
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb2.9WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High2.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High3.2WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium3.3WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb21.4
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb2.9WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb16.5
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH17.3WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL16.5
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb3.8WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3.6
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL3.8WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City66
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb60WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH56
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL60WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High48
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High66WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low62
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium68WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City41
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb37.3WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH34.8
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL37.3WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High29.8
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High41WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low38.5
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium42.3 

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb161WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEH168
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEL161WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High162
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEH170WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEL162
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High140WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEH147
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEL140WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low222
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEH232WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEL221
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium149WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEH158
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEL149WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb8
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb32WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH37
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL32 

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) - Comb7.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEH7.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEL7.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High7.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH7.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL7.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High6.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEH6.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEL6.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low9.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEH10.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEL9.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium6.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEH6.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEL6.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb39.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEH38.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEL39.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High39.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEH37.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEL39.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High45.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEH43.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEL45.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low29.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEH27.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEL29.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium42.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEH40.9WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEL42.8
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.4WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH1.6
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL1.4WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb201.8
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH176.6WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL201.8

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power292Coin Descriptione
Coin SeriesM SportGeneration Mark7
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0735EManufacturers 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)5.9Engine 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

Height1442Length4709
Wheelbase2851Width1827
Width (including mirrors)2068 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight2355
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1420Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)410
Max. Loading Weight525Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1830No. of Seats5
Turning 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 improved 3 Series line-up. 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. There's the choice of either a saloon or a Touring estate and both can be specified with an xDrive powertrain. And this updated model range gains smarter looks and gets a much more sophisticated cabin.

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 the Touring estate body style. Take some time to understand BMW's thinking here and it's hard not to be impressed.

Driving Experience

With this mid-term update, nothing about the engineering of this 330e has changed; but nothing really needed to. At its original launch, this 'G20'-era 330e Plug-in hybrid model took a big step forward over its previous generation predecessor, the main difference being the 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, the addition of a larger 12.0kWh battery increased the range up to 37.3 miles of zero emissions motoring when fully-charged. 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 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. This enhanced model has had a useful visual update here for both Saloon and Touring estate body styles. If you know this 'G20'-series seventh generation design, you'll notice the updated front end, which offers slimmer LED headlights, a resculpted grille and gloss black brake cooling vents. M Sport variants get a distinctive hexagonal lower air intake too. There are reshaped bumpers at the rear and colour-coded trim elements, plus M Sport models feature a chunky diffuser. The major changes though, have taken place inside, where this improved 330e gets the new-look curved instrument panel that we first saw on the iX luxury EV. this incorporates a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment screen with the brand's latest eighth generation iDrive interface. This all allows for a big step forward in media functionality, with things like real-time mapping, a parking space locator and wireless smartphone-mirroring. Other cabin updates include slimmer air vents, a redesigned gear shifter, standardised gear shift paddles and new touch-sensitive buttons for the centre console. Otherwise, things are much as before. There's reasonably comfortable space for a couple of adults on the rear bench - it'd be a bit of a squash for three. 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. The 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 comes in both saloon and Touring estate guises, plus there's a choice of either rear-driven or 4x4 xDrive formats. Prices start from around £43,000 and there are now just two trim levels, 'Sport' and 'M Sport'. The xDrive set-up commands an extra premium of around £1,500. There's a premium of £1,500 for the Touring estate body style. All models now include the 'BMW Live Cockpit Plus' screen set-up, which includes cloud-based BMW Maps, over-the-air updates and an improved version of the brand's 'Intelligent Personal Assistant' voice control system. The company's 'Parking assistant' is now standard, steering you automatically into spaces. And you can upgrade it with Park View, Panorama View and 3D View functions. M Sport customers are being offered a choice of exterior upgrades, including a carbonfibre rear diffuser, a large rear spoiler for the saloon and individual wheel designs of up to 20-inches in size. As for safety, well as before, an optional across the range is the brand's 'Driving Assistant Professional' pack, which includes Active Cruise Control with a Stop&Go function. There's also a 'Steering and Lane Control Assistant', which helps the driver maintain their position on motorways where the lane narrows. The 'Active Navigation' function detects when a lane change for a motorway exit is required and prepares to steer the car into that lane. The system also comprises a 'Lane Keeping Assistant' with active side collision protection and an 'Evasion Assistant'.

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 in recent times 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 the 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 as little as 12%. 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

In this enhanced 330e, BMW has brought us a hybrid 3 Series model that makes real world sense. There's excellent real world EV driving range, now matched to a much smarter cabin with extra technology that customers will really like. The pricing though, inevitably reflects the improvement. 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
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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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£659
Deposit£2999
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate4.5%
Cash price£46,485
Arnold Clark deposit£183.39
Credit amount£43,302.61
Guaranteed future value£19,653.94
Total amount payable£53,809.33
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge11.5p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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