BMW 3-Series plug-in hybrid prototype

BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype Unveiled at 2014 Group Innovation Days

The BMW German premium carmaker has specifically chosen the 2014 Group Innovation Days to unveil the one-off BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid prototype, the model standing side-by-side with the BMW 5-Series GT prototype.

This would be the first facelift carried out on the 3-Series, the model now coming with a lot of interesting changes at the body, as we could also depict from the camouflaged shots. Under the hood, the model is also coming with a conventional engine hooked to an electric motor.

BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype
BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype

From a visual point of view, the BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid prototype will be coming with a revised rear bumper, changes to the headlights and the taillights, as well as other tweaks that will make it stand out from the crowd.

BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype
BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype

The most interesting part, the unit under the hood, is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline powertrain, backed by an electric motor. Both are hooked to a lithium-ion battery installed beneath the load compartment.

BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype
BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype

The overall power stands at a good 245 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, mated to a newly updated 8-speed Steptronic transmission. The fuel consumption is also important, meaning just a poor 2L / 100 km.

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