BMW 330e iPerformance

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £33,120

Availability Current model
Available from November 2015
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £350 pcm

Annual VED £130
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 31-25
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £2500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range (Electric Only) between 12 - 24 mi

City - Cold Weather 17 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 12 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 14 mi
City - Mild Weather 24 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 15 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 19 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 6.1 sec
Top Speed 140 mph
Electric Range 17 mi
Fuel Range 630 km
Total Power 185 kW (248 hp)
Total Torque 310 lb-ft
Drive Rear
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 7.6 kWh
Port Location Left Side - Front
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->17 mi) 2 hours
Charge Speed 9 mph
Battery Useable* 6.0 kWh
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 17 mi
Vehicle Consumption 350 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 115 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 25 mi
Rated Consumption 175 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 240 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 229 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 168 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 250 - 500 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 350 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 500 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 425 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 250 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 400 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 315 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 149 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 44 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 58 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 115 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 515 mi
Total Range NEDC 540 mi
Fuel Tank 41 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 109 / 63 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 61 / 106 g/km
Battery Empty Real 44 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 150 g/km
Fuel Range Real 391 mi
Total Range Real 408 mi
Engine Displacement 1,998 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1635 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 370 L
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Length 4633 mm
Width 1811 mm
Height 1429 mm
Wheelbase 2810 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £35,565
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £4,623
BIK @ 20% £77 pcm
BIK @ 40% £154 pcm
BIK @ 45% £173 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the BMW 330e iPerformance. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Car Uses Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 3h15m 6 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 2 hours 9 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2 hours 9 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2 hours 9 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2 hours 9 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the BMW 330e iPerformance

Pricing

The BMW 330e iPerformance has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £34,840 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £35,620. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The BMW 330e iPerformance is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £2,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the BMW 330e iPerformance is £33,120.

Drivetrain and Performance

The BMW 330e iPerformance is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the BMW 330e iPerformance is 185 kW (248 hp). The maximum torque is 310 lb-ft. The BMW 330e iPerformance is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds. The top speed is 140 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the BMW 330e iPerformance has a total capacity of 7.6 kWh. The usable capacity is 6 kWh (estimate). A range of about 17 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 12 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 24 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 2 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 3 hours 15 minutes.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW 330e iPerformance is about 350 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 115 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 500 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 250 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The BMW 330e iPerformance has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 408 mi, of which about 17 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 44 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 109 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 63 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the BMW 330e iPerformance will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 149 mpg and a range of 515 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the BMW 330e iPerformance will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a BMW 330e iPerformance will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 150 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 61 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 106 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 44 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.

More information from BMW

The link below will open the page of the 330e on the official BMW site.

Go to the 330e on the official BMW website.