2021 BMW 330e – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2021 BMW 330e

MSRP: $44,550 - $46,550.
3.9

Reliability

3.0/5

Safety

4.8/5

Interior

3.5/5

Performance

4.3/5

Strengths

  • It provides polished handling.
  • It has an elegantly modern interior with plenty of space.
  • It has engines that are powerful and fuel-efficient.

Weaknesses

  • It can be difficult to use the infotainment system.
  • It has some driver-assist features with an unrefined service.

Review 

The 2021 BMW 330e is an amazing option. It’s quick, well-behaved in the corners, practical, modest to look at (which isn’t always the issue with BMW these days), easy to live with, well-built, and, thanks to its plug-in hybrid, fuel-efficient.

The BMW models do not change fast from generation to generation, and the G20 3 Series Hybrid sees a familiar concept taking shape ahead of the driver behind the wheel.

An electric traction motor named XtraBoost by 2021 BMW, which supplements the system with an additional 107 hp and 77 lb-ft draws power from a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, improves the 330e.

The resulting output is 288 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, coupled exclusively with an automatic eight-speed gearbox. Additionally, the powertrain allows for an extra over-boost to be deployed in Sport mode, raising peak power for 10 seconds by an extra 40 hp.

It is all sent to the rear wheels in the regular 330e guise, while the 330e xDrive can send power for extra traction to all four corners. For the 330e, 0-60 mph arrives in 5.6 seconds, matching the sprint of the regular 330i, whereas the xDrive model takes the tenth longer due to the AWD system’s extra weight.

The electric motor and battery provide the 330e 22 miles of electric range. In comparison, the 330e xDrive handles 20 miles, and both are capable of speeds of up to 87 mph in pure electric mode, with EPA MPGe estimates marked at 75 and 67 MPGe, respectively.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. For more information about the latest BMW 330e, kindly visit the Official Website.

Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power115 @ 5200 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual
MPG25 City and 34 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2021 BMW 330e Specs and Features

Price

The MSRP of the2021 BMW 330e is $44,550 – $46,550.

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

The new upgrades in the 2021 BMW 330e include the following features:

  • It offers a new 330e plug-in hybrid version.
  • A wireless Android Auto smartphone integration is now available

2021 BMW 330e Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 BMW 330e are listed below:

1. Base

Price: The MSRP of the Base is $44,550.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine, 8-spd w/OD Transmission, 180 @ 3,800 rpm Horsepower, 258 @ 1,450 rpm Torque, rear-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, 18″ machined w/painted accents aluminium wheels, front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic, rear air conditioning, with separate controls, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 2 – 1st row LCD monitor, keyfob and smart device remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, SensaTec leatherette seat trim, and navigation system.

2. XDrive

Price: The MSRP of the XDrive is $46,550.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine, 8-spd w/OD Transmission, 180 @ 3,800 rpm Horsepower, 258 @ 1,450 rpm Torque, ABS and driveline Traction control, 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, 18″ machined w/painted accents aluminium wheels, front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic, rear air conditioning, with separate controls, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 2 – 1st row LCD monitor, keyfob and smart device remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, SensaTec leatherette seat trim, a navigation system, and XDrive all-wheel-drive type.

2021 BMW 330e Configuration
2021 BMW 330e Configuration

How does BMW 330e work?

In the 3 Series range, the BMW 330e uses a 181bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine familiar from elsewhere. A 67bhp electric motor (its output increases to 111bhp with an ‘Xtraboost’ feature in Sport mode) that powers a 12kWh lithium-ion battery is mounted inside its eight-speed automatic gearbox.

2021 BMW 330e Interior

An interactive instrument cluster in BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional is framed by the new interpretation of the BMW tri-spoke sports steering wheel. The device incorporates conventional infotainment instrumentation, displays navigation and infotainment in a customizable display environment, and the case of the 3 Series Hybrid, when operating the vehicle in hybrid mode, displays hybrid-specific information as electric range, charge status, and personalized dials.

A central infotainment touchscreen with full iDrive 7.0 features is supplemented. Simultaneously, the entire centre console is subtly tilted towards the driver to aid visibility and make it easier to access the controls.

2021 BMW 330e Interior
2021 BMW 330e Interior

Should I Buy 2021 BMW 330e or 330i?

As discussed in the previous article, a de-tuned variant of the 2.0-litre B48 engine used in the 330i is powering the BMW 330e. So the engine itself generates less electricity, 181 horsepower to be precise. However, it also gets some support from an electric motor, which boosts the total production to 288 horsepower and torque 310 lb-ft. It is a more awesome vehicle than the 330i. Meanwhile, it can slowly and easily charge it from public points. In most cases, a 3-pin-to-Type two cable and fast charging of a Type 2-to-Type two cable, both normally supplied with the vehicle, are necessary for slow charging.

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Is the 2021 BMW 330e any good?

The petrol-electric powertrain has an outstanding throttle response, with an instant shove from the electric motor that immediately helps the car pick up speed. The 2.0-litre motor will sound strained under hard acceleration but drive more softly, and the 330e gets up to speed as gracefully as any other 3 Series.

Can you charge a 2021 BMW 330e at home?

Your 2021 BMW 330e can be charged at home, work, or at a public charging point with a Type 2 connector.

How much does it cost to charge a 2021 BMW 330e?

The 2021 BMW 330e can be completed charged for just £ 0.99. This price is based on the UK average of £ 0.13 per kWh for home charges (energy prices differ per region and provider).

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Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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