Driving comfort and eco-friendliness in one sleek package. That’s basically what the new BMW 330e Sedan is all about. There’s no denying that cars of the future run on electricity, but what if you still need to adjust? If you like the best of two world’s, the 330e is the answer to your dreams. Welcome to a test-drive - and an insight into the world of BMW, where nothing is left to chance.
Make a responsible choice
The BMW 3 Series is known for its sporty elegance and the 330e Sedan is no exception. It’s super dynamic, innovative and an absolute pleasure to drive. But before we go into details, the best part is the technology behind it. As a plug-in-hybrid, the car offers various different drive modes, which allow the driver to influence the energy consumption, and this definitely makes you more aware as a driver. But how does it actually work?
When the battery is charged, the 330e is able to drive for up to 35 kilometers with zero local emissions and zero fuel consumption. It may not seem like a lot and I was a bit surprised as well, but it’s ideal when driving short distances on an everyday basis. After 35 kilometers, the car automatically switches on the petrol engine - a TwinPower Turbo engine, which gives you an incredible driving experience.
Stay in control
One of my own favorite features is the eDrive button allowing you to choose between three eDrive modes: a standard auto eDrive mode, a purely electric mode and a save battery mode - the last one enables the battery to be charged while you’re driving. The battery can also be charged at home with the enclosed power socket or on the go (there are plenty of public charging stations).
The 330e goes from 0 to a 100 in 6 seconds and when you’re up there, it feels like you’re floating thanks to the TwinPower Turbo engine. It gives you an incredible driving experience and the high level of comfort makes you want to drive long distances. That’s partially thanks to the spacious cabin.
It’s even possible to stay connected to your 330e Sedan when you’re not around it. Simply download the app (iOS or Android) and get an overview of the energy consumption and efficiency values of your car or use the remote locking feature. What I loved about this app is its ability to measure your driving and give you tips on how to drive more efficient - to help both yourself and the environment.
What’s the verdict?
The BMW 330e Sedan is, in my opinion, a brilliant choice if you’d like to make the most of your driving. You’re concerned with environment and you want to make a change in your own way. BMW is, as always, a safe choice if you prefer sleek design and over-the-top comfort. With its intelligent energy management, this car brings you a step closer to the future. When the car runs on pure electricity, you can barely hear it and it feels like your floating. This mode is only for shorter trips though as longer distance drives (still) require the standard auto eDrive mode.
Where do I get more information?
Contact your local BMW dealer or go to www.bmw.dk
Watch our video about BMW 330e Sedan plugin-hybrid made in collaboration with BMW Denmark: