The BMW 3-Series Sedan hasn’t received a proper attention for quite some time, but now the German based carmaker has finally launched the all-new plug-in hybrid 2017 330e iPerformance in the United States, where can be bought from $44,695 in the entry-level variant.
For that price, you will get the cutting edge technology that a genuine plug-in hybrid has to offer on the market today. The first standout thing is the advanced hybrid system equipping the 330e iPerformance, consisting of a four-cylinder gasoline engine tweaked with BMW`s TwinPower Turbo and an e-drive electric motor. The entire hybrid powertrain is backed by a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The performance figures are quite impressive for a hybrid version: 248 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, allowing an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in a fine 5.9 seconds, at a topping of 140 km/h.
Another standout feature is that the high-voltage battery allows a range of 14 miles, at a top speed of 75 mph. After that, you can use the car`s i Walbox Level II 240V charger to refill the battery at any power socket within two hours and 30 minutes.
Besides the good performance figures, the 2017 BMW 330e iPerformance also comes with a rear-wheel drive layout, an eight-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic transmission with shift paddles, and two driving modes: Sport and Sport+.