Tuesday January 21, 2020

New hybrid BMW a game changer

Plug-in hybrid electric BMW 330e is most convincing yet

14th February, 2016
The new BMW 330e: if you drive less than 40km per day then you’ll probably go months without touching any of the petrol in the tank

Despite its reputation for building sporty saloons, BMW has actually been trying to save fuel for a long time. In the 1980s, it built a diesel 3 Series, the 324d, and it even put together a deliberately economical 5 Series. This took the 2.5-litre ‘small six’ petrol engine that was BMW’s hallmark and replaced it with a different crankshaft to lengthen the stroke.

The aim of this move, which increased the car’s capacity...

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