variant that meets the highest standards of dynamics and efficiency. The plug-in hybrid drive system delivers familiar BMW driving dynamics by pairing a cutting-edge electric motor producing 88 horsepower (65 kW) and a peak torque of 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) with a four-cylinder combustion engine, which develops 184 hp (135 kW) and 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) of torque. Combined average fuel consumption in the NEDC cycle is 2.1–1.9 litres per 100 kilometres (134.5–148.7 mpg imp), with CO2 emissions coming in at 49– 44 g/km. With a system output of 252 hp (185 kW) and peak torque of
420 Nm (310 lb-ft), the BMW 330e accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds on the way to a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). The electric motor and combustion engine send their power to the sedan’s rear wheels via a standard-fitted eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The arrangement of the electric motor in front of the transmission allows the transmission ratios to be used in all-electric mode as well. This means a torque converter can be omitted, which partially cancels out the extra weight of the additional drive unit.