Experience the intelligent and dynamic way to drive electrically.
The combination of electric motor and BMW TwinPower Turbo combines the best of two worlds in an exceptionally dynamic and comfortable sedan: the BMW 330e iPerformance. Majestic meets innovative and then combines with the sportiness and elegance of a BMW 3 Series. Impressive driving dynamics coupled with the utmost efficiency and eco-friendliness thanks to local emissions-free driving – a unique concept that is perfectly tailored to the qualities of the BMW 3 Series Sedan.
A BMW 3 Series with the fuel consumption of a small car: Thanks to BMW eDrive technology from BMW EfficientDynamics, a range of up to 40 kilometres is possible in the purely electric mode – with zero local emissions and zero fuel consumption. The high-voltage battery is stored underneath the luggage compartment – which, with a volume of approx. 370 litres, is ideal for day-to-day requirements, with no adverse effect on comfort, functionality or the sense of roominess. Externally, the iPerformance model differs from conventionally powered models with the eDrive badge on the C-pillars on both sides, for example, as well as the i badge on the front side panels. The blue kidney grille slats and blue wheel hubs are also unmistakeable signs of the vehicle's innovative drive technology. In addition, the plug-in hybrid offers optimum traction and agility thanks to the sportily attuned suspension and guarantees outstanding dynamics in all driving modes. As a result, the BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan exceeds all expectations with regards to driving dynamics too. A forward-looking vehicle concept that is truly without equal.
As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan has various different drive modes that allow the driver to significantly influence the actual energy consumption. This depends on both the driving mode selected and the driver’s personal behaviour. When the battery is fully charged, you can drive for up to 40 kilometres without using a single drop of fuel. In the AUTO eDrive mode, the optimal combination of electric motor and combustion engine enables the focus to be placed on top-quality efficiency.
When driving in the city, the BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan exploits the strengths of the electric drive system to the full. With a fully charged battery, short distances (up to 40 km) can be covered with no local emissions – through the city, without using one drop of petrol.
On your daily commute, the interplay between both drive systems in the plug-in hybrid also comes to the fore. In the AUTO eDrive mode, the intelligent combination of combustion engine and electric motor guarantees considerably lower consumption than that of petrol and diesel vehicles in this class. In short: Enjoy the dynamic performance of a BMW 3 Series Sedan with the added bonus of excellent fuel economy.
Experience efficient driving pleasure – over long distances, too. The plug-in hybrid has outstanding long-haul capabilities with no compromise in range or vehicle functionality.
A high-output BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine and a high-efficiency eDrive electric motor are the driving forces of the BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan. The combination of these EfficientDynamics technologies produced an innovative vehicle offering not only low fuel consumption, but also awesome driving dynamics and stability in all driving conditions.
Intelligent energy management is one of the main pillars of the BMW eDrive concept. This system coordinates the interaction of all drive components in order to combine the best possible efficiency with great driving dynamics. Intelligent energy management optimises the hybrid drive's power-efficiency factor by predictively choosing the appropriate drive. For example, available navigation data is used to identify in advance the sections of the route and driving situations that are best suited for the electric motor or for charging the high-voltage battery.
In situations in which the combustion engine would have a low power-efficiency factor, the system shifts up to a higher load range with a better power-efficiency factor. That means that the combustion engine produces additional power. This power is used to create electricity for the battery via the electric motor/generator, which can later be used for electric driving or efficiently supporting the combustion engine. It also controls the electric motor/generator, so that kinetic energy is transformed into electrical energy during coasting and when braking. In combination with ECO PRO mode, intelligent energy management adapts all vehicle systems, including all auxiliary components and comfort functions, to be fuel-consumption conscious and highly efficient.
The eDrive button allows the driver to choose between three eDrive modes: the standard AUTO eDRIVE mode, the purely electric MAX eDRIVE mode and the SAVE BATTERY mode, which maintains the charging status at a constant level.
In the AUTO eDRIVE mode, the intelligent BMW EfficientDynamics system determines the most efficient combination of electric motor and combustion engine – depending on the driving speed and the battery charging status. This mode is divided into two phases: If the battery charging status is between 12% and 100%, you can enjoy purely electric driving at up to 80 km/h. At higher speeds or with more demanding requirements, the petrol engine switches on automatically. If the battery charging status drops below 12%, the BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan can be driven in the purely electric mode with moderate acceleration up to 20 km/h and with light acceleration and constantly at speeds of up to 55 km/h.
Electric driving fun to the max: In the MAX eDRIVE mode, you can enjoy purely electric driving at speeds of up to 120 km/h. At higher speeds or when the acceleration potential should be exhausted, the combustion engine switches on automatically.
When the battery charging status is low, the SAVE BATTERY mode enables the battery to be charged by the combustion engine or allows the charging status to be maintained. In this way, the driver can save the battery capacity for purely electric driving later.
Once the destination has been entered into the navigation system, the predictive energy management analyses the planned route using constant data such as speed limits and real-time information on the current traffic status. In this way, the system uses the electric energy efficiently, appropriately and, above all, on routes on which it’s most beneficial (e.g. driving in the city).
Whether at a conventional household power socket or using the BMW i Wallbox from the comprehensive range of 360° ELECTRIC products and services – charging the high-voltage battery couldn’t be easier. You can top up while you’re out and about at one of the many ChargeNow public charging stations.
The vehicle can be easily charged at home by connecting it to a power socket via the supplied standard charging cable and is once again ready to roll with a full battery after approximately two to four hours. Charging is even quicker and more convenient when done with the separately available BMW i Wallbox: This wall-mounted charging station for home use increases charging capacity and reduces the charging time, making it the ideal design accessory for BMW vehicles The installation service reacts flexibly to individual requirements. In addition to increasing the charging capacity even more, the BMW i Wallbox Pro also supports intelligent integration into the home network and smart-home functions, along with energy management systems.
The car's charging port is located behind a flap on the front left side panel. An LED light ring on the charging port make the charging status visually clear.
In addition to charging the vehicle at home, it is now possible – thanks to the development of the ChargeNow mobility service by BMW – to charge BMW electric and plug-in hybrid automobiles while on-the-go anywhere. The fact that the public charging stations of numerous providers have amalgamated to form a huge network also makes life easier.
All the ChargeNow charging stations can be easily located in the navigation system with the help of BMW ConnectedDrive, the BMW Remote app or the ChargeNow website. The car's charging port is located behind a flap on the front left side panel, which is where an LED light ring on the charging port provides information regarding the vehicle's charging status, even from the outside.
Thanks to the development of the ChargeNow card and the intercharge app, drivers can now avail of cashless access and usage of charging stations. An overview of all charging procedures can be accessed via the customer portal at chargenow.com. ChargeNow also ensures that customers have access to a comprehensive overview of all accrued costs. Customers are presented with a consolidated bill at the end of the month and payment is per credit card.
* Charging at the Wallbox at 16 A. Max. charging capacity of the vehicle 3.7 kW. Charging at a household power socket with 12 A. Values refer to the charging of a completely exhausted battery from 0 to 100 %.
Always connected up to your BMW: Via smartphone (iOS), not only BMW Remote Services such as remote locking are available, but also hybrid-specific functions. This ensures that you always have an overview of the consumption and efficiency values of your BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan. BMW Services for every situation, which can be used inside the vehicle – and outside.
The Remote Services of the BMW Connected App for plug-in hybrids for iOS display detailed information regarding the current status of the BMW – such as the vehicle's location, the battery level and remaining range.
The charging procedure can be controlled remotely via the week-to-view timer, and the vehicle's temperature remotely adjusted in good time ready for the next journey. Destinations, points of interest and the location of charging stations can be easily sent from the application directly to the vehicle.
The Remote Services of the BMW Connected App for plug-in hybrids also measure the efficiency of every trip and give helpful tips, such as how to drive the vehicle in a more efficient manner and extend its range.
Get into a comfortably cool car in summer and a warm car with clear windows in
winter – the stationary heating and cooling in the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid makes it possible. Thanks to an electrical refrigerant compressor and a tankless electrical heater, the automatic air conditioning functions almost silently, even when the engine is off. Two different departure times can be scheduled in advance.
Half an hour before the planned departure, heating, cooling and ventilation to the selected temperature is implemented by an intelligent control system. The system is operated by the iDrive Controller inside the car, or conveniently with a compatible smartphone using the BMW Remote Services app.
Provided that the high-voltage battery has a sufficient charge, the stationary heating and cooling functions regardless of whether the vehicle is being externally charged or not.
It goes almost without saying that an innovative automobile like the BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan offers the utmost comfort. The high-voltage battery is stored in such a compact manner that the approx. 370-litre luggage compartment provides ample space for everyday requirements. The standard-feature suspension ensures full driving dynamics, stability at all times and a pleasant driving feeling – even on long journeys and even when the vehicle is carrying a heavy load.
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW 3 Series Sedan models with petrol or diesel engine:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 7.9 to 3.8
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 185 to 99
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1 to 1.9
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 49 to 44
Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.