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The new BMW 330e Sedan now available in Singapore.

Sportier and more efficient than ever thanks to the latest BMW eDrive technology.

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Singapore. BMW Asia and Performance Motors Limited announced the availability of the new BMW 330e Sedan, a car with a plug-in hybrid system that brings an extra, particularly future-focused angle to the new sports sedan’s core attributes.

 

The latest generation of BMW eDrive technology teams up with a four-cylinder petrol engine to significantly enhance the sporting prowess of the new BMW 330e Sedan and deliver an even richer electric driving experience. Making its debut appearance in a BMW, the standard-fitted XtraBoost raises the system output of the plug-in hybrid to a maximum of 292 hp. The lightning-fast responses of the drive system headline the new BMW 330e Sedan’s driving characteristics.

 

In the new BMW 330e Sedan, the intelligently controlled interplay of electric motor and combustion engine reaches a whole new level. The electrification of the powertrain contributes more than ever not only to increasing efficiency but also to a distinctive form of driving pleasure. The plug-in hybrid system pools the abilities of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and output of 184 hp with the talents of an electric motor, which generates peak output of 113 hp. Together, the two drive sources produce maximum system torque of 420 Nm.

 

Premiere in the new BMW 330e Sedan: XtraBoost for maximum dynamic performance.

A brand-new feature – and included as standard in the new BMW 330e Sedan – is XtraBoost, which reveals the car at its most dynamic. The driver can quickly bring XtraBoost into play by activating SPORT mode with the Driving Experience Control switch. A vigorous stamp on the accelerator uncorks an additional 40 hp on top of the combined 252 hp already generated by the combination of electric motor and combustion engine – and XtraBoost keeps it on tap for up to 10 seconds. The result is the signature powertrain character of the BMW 3 Series Sedan, comprising (for the first time in a hybrid model from BMW) incredibly sporty yet also precise accelerator response, and a specific shift program for the eight-speed Steptronic transmission including engine-braking downshifts.

 

The instant-impact XtraBoost delivers a significantly more intense experience of acceleration than a conventionally powered vehicle with comparable output could offer. For example, if the driver suddenly puts their foot down hard from 20 km/h, in as little as a second, the new BMW 330e Sedan accelerates with around twice the vigour of a car powered solely by a combustion engine. Within three seconds, it opens up a car’s-length gap. XtraBoost can still be accessed with the high-voltage battery at minimum charge, as well as in kickdown and with the transmission selector lever in the M or S position.

 

The new BMW 330e Sedan sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds en route to a top speed of 230 km/h. The driving experience is accompanied by a model-specific and emotionally engaging drive system note, which also finds its way into the interior. The new BMW 330e Sedan vividly showcases its sporty and dynamic side, blended with the proven qualities of a plug-in hybrid car.

 

Pure-electric driving at up to 140 km/h.

In the HYBRID driving mode, the new BMW 330e Sedan can hit speeds of up to 110 km/h on electric power alone – an increase of 30 km/h over its predecessor. ELECTRIC mode opens the door to locally emission-free driving at 140 km/h, up from 120 km/h. Hybrid-specific standard features of the new BMW 330e Sedan include acoustic pedestrian protection. When driving on electric power, an exterior speaker system generates an unmistakable sound created specifically for electrified BMWs. At low speeds, the drive system’s bespoke note exudes aural presence, without impinging on the acoustic comfort of those on board.

 

The new BMW 330e Sedan’s electric motor is integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission, saving space. Intelligent design allows the hybrid-specific version of the transmission to be no more than 15 mm longer than corresponding variants for conventionally powered variants of the all-new BMW 3 Series Sedan. Power generation by means of braking energy recuperation, where the electric motor plays the role of a generator, works particularly effectively. The electric energy channelled into the high-voltage battery either in this way or when plugged into the power grid also feeds the 12-volt on-board power supply. All of which renders a combustion engine-driven generator surplus to requirements and further enhances overall system efficiency.

 

High range and efficiency.

With a gross energy content of 12.0 kWh, the lithium-ion high-voltage battery in the new BMW 330e Sedan enables an increase in electric range of more than 50 per cent over its predecessor. Meanwhile, the second generation of the plug-in hybrid sports sedan cuts fuel consumption and emissions by over 15 per cent. The combined-cycle electric power consumption of the new BMW 330e Sedan is 15.4 kWh per 100 km.

 

The high-voltage battery in the new BMW 330e Sedan is mounted under the rear seats, while the petrol tank sits over the rear axle. This means the plug-in hybrid’s cargo-carrying ability is only slightly reduced, and load capacity of 375 litres can be expanded as required thanks to the 40 : 20 : 40 split/folding rear-seat backrests.

 

Class-leading technology and auxiliary air conditioning as standard.

The full selection of innovative comfort- and safety-optimising driver assistance systems – from the Driving Assistant Professional with steering and lane control assistant to the Parking Assistant including reversing assistant – is also available. Standard specification for the new BMW 330e Sedan includes preconditioning of the interior with the air conditioning. This interior preconditioning function allows the interior to be cooled in higher ambient temperature.

 

BMW plug-in hybrid models offer an array of benefits in everyday use.

BMW’s plug-in hybrid drive systems already offer users a host of additional benefits over traditional solutions:

  • Money-saving: Electric driving in urban areas is cheaper than using petrol or diesel if the plug-in hybrid vehicle is charged at home or at the workplace at low cost.
  • Braking is winning: The battery is charged under braking. In conventional vehicles, braking generates only heat and brake dust.
  • The best of both worlds: Plug-in hybrids provide electric driving pleasure in urban areas and classical BMW driving pleasure over longer distances.
  • Better quality of life in cities: By driving on electric power, users can actively contribute to reducing emissions and traffic noise in cities.

 

New BMW 330e Sedan has a smaller overall CO2 footprint.

The “real” environmental impact of plug-in hybrid vehicles has been questioned on occasion, especially in markets where the proportion of green energy used by the public energy grid remains small. The BMW Group conducted a full-cycle CO2 certification for the new BMW 330e Sedan – from raw material procurement, the supply chain, production and the use phase, all the way to recycling. This revealed the CO2 footprint of the new BMW 330e Sedan to be 20 per cent smaller than that of the new BMW 330i Sedan when running on average European power in the use phase. When charging the car with green energy, its CO2 footprint is reduced by as much as 60 per cent.

 

The new BMW 330e Sedan is currently offered with the Luxury Line package. The car is now available for viewing at the Performance Motors Limited showroom.

 

Additional information enclosed:

 

  • The new BMW 330e Sedan price.
  • The new BMW 330e Sedan specifications.

 

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  1. The new BMW 330e Sedan price.

 

Model

VES Band

Retail price (at press time)

BMW 330e Sedan Luxury Line

A2

$248,888

 

2. The new BMW 330e Sedan specifications.

Drive System
Full-hybrid drive, drive torque (from engine or electric motor or both) sent to the rear wheels
Max system output: 292 hp.
Max system torque: 420 Nm.

Petrol Engine
Four-cylinder petrol engine, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology: TwinScroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing, Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing
Capacity: 1,998 cc.
Output: 184 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm.
Torque: 300 Nm at 1,350 – 4,000 rpm.
Fuel consumption (combined): 2.2 l/100 km.

Electric Motor
BMW eDrive technology: synchronous electric motor integrated into eight-speed Steptronic transmission, generator function for recuperating energy for the high-voltage battery
Output: 113 hp at 3,170 rpm.
Torque: 265 Nm at 0 – 3,170 rpm.
Electric consumption (combined): 15.4 kWh/100km.

Performance
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h): 5.9 seconds.
Top speed: 230 km/h.
Top speed (electric): 140 km/h.
Range (electric): 59 – 66 km.

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