BMW USA announces the pricing for the 2021 BMW 330e and 330e xDrive plug-in hybrids. The BMW 330e sedan has an MSRP of $44,550 while the 330e xDrive will cost $46,550, plus $995 Destination and Handling fee for both models.
Just like its predecessor, the revised PHEV drivetrain uses the combination of a four-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor, but with an XtraBoost providing even more power for a short time. Said powertrain consists of a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that on its own makes 181 hp. The electric motor that’s integrated into the eight-speed automatic makes an additional 107 hp.
Those two combine for 288 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, which is only up 5 hp over the previous-gen car, and equal torque. The XtraBoost adds an additional, and temporary, 41 hp. That XtraBoost function can be engaged and used up until the battery reaches its minimum battery charge status. It also functions as the car’s “kick down” while in the gear selectors “M/S” mode.
The XtraBoost holds power for 10 seconds at a time, then it goes into a neutral state for 15 seconds before the extra power is made available again.
Compared to the 330i petrol model, the 330e is about 270 kilograms heavier, yet it still offers 375 liters (13.2 cubic feet) of trunk space. That’s about 100 liters (3.5 cubic feet) less than the 330i due to the repositioning of the fuel tank.
The 2021 BMW 330e has an estimated electric range of 22 miles, while the 330e xDrive is rated at 20 miles per charge. The estimated MPGe rating for the 330e Sedan is 75 (67 for the BMW 330e xDrive).
The BMW 330e Sedan’s electrified drivetrain allows it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds (5.7 seconds for the 330e xDrive Sedan). Both models feature an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph when equipped with all-season tires. When equipped with summer performance tires, the 330e Sedan reaches a top speed of 142 mph (140 mph for the 330e xDrive model).
The market launch is scheduled for May 2020.