The new BMW 3 series has become a hybrid with a consumption of 1.7 liters for 100 kilometers (photo)

BMW unveiled a plug-in hybrid 330e. The sedan is equipped with two-liter gasoline turbo engine and eDrive electric drive of the latest generation. Compared with the predecessor, the power reserve of the electric vehicles has grown 50 percent, to 60 miles, and claimed fuel consumption in the combined cycle decreased to 1.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

Return “turboservice” BMW 330e is 184 forces. Integrated vosmidesyatitonnye “machine” the electric motor produces 68 forces. The total output hybrid power plant — 252 power and 420 Nm of torque. From a place to hundred kilometers per hour BMW 330e dispersed for six seconds exactly. Maximum speed — 230 km / h in electric mode is reduced to 140 kilometers per hour.

In Sport mode function is activated XtraBoost that increase out of 41 force. It works even when the minimum charge level of the battery (block battery capacity of 12 kilowatt-hours is located under the rear seats) and the kickdown. In addition, for hybrid, BMW has prepared a special tuning of the response of the electronic gas pedal and the specific algorithm of the transmission.

Sedan BMW 330e is equipped with a voice reinforcement system in the cabin, as well as the function of sound to alert pedestrians when the vehicle is moving on electric. For hybrid features all of the same equipment as for conventional three-pointers: adaptive M suspension, steering with variable gear ratio, M-brake and extended electronic security systems. Standard 330е includes auxiliary heater/chiller compartment.

Market debut plug-in hybrid planned for next summer.

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