BMW 3 Series 330e M Sport 4dr Step Auto [Tech Pack] Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £44,035What Car? Target Price£40,908
Review

The BMW 3 Series leads the charge in the premium executive class. Its primary appeal is in the way it drives, but its engines, standard equipment list and infotainment system are first rate as well. The firm ride on M Sport models is just about the only thing we can grumble about in this near-flawless executive car.

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Brings an even more aggressive look, although you’re not getting a whole lot more than added style for your money with 18in wheels, digital instruments and a bigger 10.3in infotainment screen being the main upgrades. The ride is firm on standard M Sport suspension, so think about adding optional adaptive M suspension – it's part of the expensive M Sport Plus package but it makes the ride a lot smoother.

This plug-in hybrid model is the pick of the 3 Series range. It can run on electric power alone for 25-30 miles and the battery takes 5hr 42min to charge from empty from a regular domestic three-pin socket, or 3hr 24min from a 7.2kW charger using the optional type 2 lead. There's also a 2.0-litre petrol engine to take care of your longer journeys and with both power sources working together, acceleration is really brisk.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

201.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

375

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

31

g/km

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