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2017 (17) BMW 3 Series330e M Sport 4dr Step Auto

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Irvine)

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

BMW emergency callBMW Online services
BMW teleservicesBrake force display
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCheck control system
Digital clockDoor/boot open warning light
Front/rear park distance controlLights on warning
Oil temperature gaugeOn board computer
On board diagnosticsOperation warning of all exterior lights
Outside temperature displayPush button starter
Run flat tyre indicatorService interval indicator
Traffic message channel (TMC) 

Entertainment

BMW professional radio/CD/MP3CD Changer preparation
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

'Guide me home' headlamps2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe function
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlight beam throw control
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour roof mouldingsChromed finished twin exhaust
Clear indicator lensesDynamic brake lights
Electric adjustable door mirrorsElectric front and rear windows with one touch/convenient open/close function
Front ornamental grille with chrome plated kidney bars and chrome bezelGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heated rear window with automatic switch offHeated windscreen washer jets
High gloss shadow lineLED daytime running lights
LED fog lightsPearl chrome door mirrors
Rain sensor + automatic driving lights controlShark fin roof aerial

Interior Features

12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell2 x folding cupholders in instrument panel above glovebox
3 rear seat head restraints4 foldable grab handles - rear with clothes hook
4 lashing points to secure luggageAutomatic interior light soft on/soft off system
Driver and passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + slide coverDual zone automatic air conditioning
Folding front centre armrest + storageFront and rear door armrests
Front and rear velour floor matsFront door storage bins with bottle holder
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustmentGearshift paddles
Glovebox lightHeight adjustable front headrests
Indirect front interior illumination - soft-light functionIndividual anthracite headlining
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLeather gear knob
Leather gear selector lever handleLeather handbrake grip
Lockable gloveboxLuggage compartment lighting
M sports leather steering wheelMulti-function controls for steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear storage compartment in multifunction centre console with sliding coverStorage compartment in rear doors
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

Packs

Extended lighting package - 3 SeriesExtended storage pack - 3 Series Saloon

Safety

3 point inertia reel seatbelts + pre-tensioners on outer rear seatsABS
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash sensorDriver and passenger airbags
DSC+Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCFront and rear head airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seat side impact airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersHill start assist
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt warning
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTwin horns
Tyre pressure monitorWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Automatic drive away locking facilityCentral locking fuel filler cap
Centre lock switchElectronic immobiliser
Key integrated remote control central lockingRemote control alarm

Technical

Drive Performance ControlElectronic differential lock

Wheels

Low 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 kWh7.6Battery Charge Slow kW2.4
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)210
Battery Charge Fast kW3.7Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)132Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km11
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles23Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years5 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)49Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB48B20M0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)134.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power252
Coin DescriptioneCoin SeriesM Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0731EManufacturers 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)6.1Engine Power - BHP252
Engine Power - KW185Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT310
Engine Torque - MKG42.8Engine Torque - NM420
Engine Torque - RPM1350Top Speed140

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM STAR SPOKE STYLE 400MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1429Length4633
Wheelbase2810Width1811
Width (including mirrors)2031 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)41Gross Vehicle Weight2195
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)370Max. Loading Weight535
Max. Roof Load75Minimum Kerbweight1660
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.3
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 iPerformance

The 330e iPerformance 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 iPerformance model, the conventional 320i variant's 184bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine has been matched with an 80kW electric motor to create quite a package.

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 iPerformance Plug-in hybrid offers a more subtle way to go. You get 21 miles of all-electric driving range when the car's charged up, which enables the creation of some impressive overall stats - 134.5mpg on the combined cycle and just 49g/km of CO2. Take some time to understand BMW's thinking here and it's hard not to be impressed.

Driving Experience

The 330e iPerformance Plug-in hybrid replaces the old ActiveHybrid3 model, the main difference between the two cars found when it comes to measurement of all-electric driving range. This was negligible in the ActiveHybrid3 but in a 330e, BMW clams up to 21 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 80kW electric motor. These two elements create a combined output of 264bhp and a combined maximum torque figure of 420Nm, good enough when you switch into full engine mode to send this car to 62mph in 6.1s on the way to 140mph. The all-electric top speed is 74mph. Drive meets the tarmac via an 8-speed auto gearbox.

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. And like other 3 Series saloon models, it benefits from a package of aesthetic revisions introduced in mid-2015. The idea of these was to make the car look wider and lower than before, so BMW revised the front and rear bumper assemblies with broader horizontal elements. The headlights feature LED indicators acting as eyebrows across the top of the light units. At the rear, the tail lamps are full-LED units with heavily curved light bars. The cabin looks predictably smart, with chrome finishing and high-gloss surfaces. Practicality has been improved with cup holders in the centre console that feature a sliding cover and an additional practical storage area for items such as a smartphone, positioned forward of the cup holders. There's a respectable amount of rear legroom for what remains a manageably-sized car. The saloon's luggage bay is smaller than other four-door 3 Series models, measuring 370-litres.

Market and Model

The 330e iPerformance only comes in saloon guise, but you do get four trim levels to choose from - 'SE', 'Sport', 'Luxury' and 'M Sport'. Prices start at around £35,500, but you (or more likely your company Fleet Manager) will be able to deduct £2,500 from that figure courtesy of the government's Plug-in car grant. As with all Plug-in hybrids, you have to have automatic transmission. All variants get alloy wheels, auto headlamps and wipers, chromed exhaust finishers, power heated mirrors, an alarm and LED technology for the daytime driving lights at the front and the tail lamps at the rear. Inside, there's two-zone air conditioning, 'Comfort Go' keyless engine start and the 'Drive Performance Control' system that, via 'ECO PRO', 'Comfort' and 'Sport' modes, allows you to alter throttle response, steering feel and gearchange timing to suit the way you want to drive. Other standard items include a three-spoke multifunction leather-trimmed steering wheel, cruise control, an On-Board Computer and the industry-leading iDrive infotainment system, via which you can activate satellite navigation, a DAB digital radio and a Bluetooth hands-free facility with a USB interface with an Aux-in point.

Cost of Ownership

BMW claims that when fully charged (ideally from the optional 'BMW i Wallbox'), this car will run in full-electric zero-emissions mode for up to 21 miles, a factor that computes out to some impressive overall stats - 134.5mpg on the combined cycle and just 49g/km of CO2. Of course it's unlikely that you'd ever achieve those kinds of 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

BMW has at last brought us a hybrid 3 Series model that makes real world sense. The old 'Active Hybrid 3' model never did, with its high price and tiny all-electric driving range. Fortunately, technology has moved on and this 330e demonstrates just how far. If you were thinking of a high-spec diesel-engined version of this Bavarian model, we think you really have to look at a 330e as a realistic alternative. The long waiting lists for this variant suggest that many potential customers are.

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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
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Irvine)

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