The Bavarian brand has expanded its line of 3 series, adding the version in the station wagon with a hybrid setup.
New BMW 330e Touring will be available starting this summer. The wagon has the same gasoline-electric setup that the sedan which includes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 181 HP and an electric motor with output of 67 HP, integrated in the gearbox.
Note that in Sport mode the electric motor puts out 111 HP horsepower, giving a maximum total 330e performance 289 HP.. BMW says that’s enough to get Touring from zero to hundreds in 6.1 seconds, and top speed is 219 km/h.
Both versions 330e can now have all-wheel drive as an alternative to conventional rear-wheel drive. XDrive models can determine how much power to send to each axle, depending on the situation. The company noted that the new product provides “maximum traction and driving stability in all road and weather conditions”.
Like the sedan 330e, 330e Touring can run on a single electric power at speeds up to 106 km/h in hybrid mode or at speeds up to 140 km/h when the mode is activated eDrive. Its lithium-ion battery capacity of 12 kWh allows a range of 34 kilometers.
Officially 330e Touring has a fuel consumption of not more than 2 liters per 100 km – although in actual use you can expect a figure of about 4.7 liters, and CO2 emissions are 32-37 g/km. BMW claims that the charge time is 3.4 hours off the charger with a capacity of 7.4 kW.
Standard Touring 330e includes a function of pre-conditioning, Park assist, voice control, satellite navigation and compatibility with smartphones. Additional M Sport package offers adaptive sport suspension, variable steering settings and improved brakes.