Is the 2016 BMW 3 Series 330e Right for You?
The BMW 3 Series has always been a beloved premium compact, promising drivers a powerful yet lithe ride experience, and now the 2016 BMW 3 Series 330e is introducing this tradition of power and luxury to the growing plug-in market. But, is the new 330e right for you? Will a plug-in hybrid still fulfill your high expectations for performance and overall experience? We think the answer is, simply put, absolutely.
The 2016 BMW 3 Series 330e weighs about 363 lbs more than the 330i but still provides you with excellent speed and handling. With its dual-motor system, the 330e can go 0-62 in just 6.1 seconds. The motors run smooth and quiet; the loudest noise you’ll get from the 330e is the rush of wind out the windows when you’re flying down the freeway, but even that is minimal thanks to BMW’s high standards for cabin atmosphere.
Speaking of cabins, the interior of the 330e is just as luxurious as you’d expect a BMW to be, with only slight variations to the instrumentation and some eDrive badging on the dashboard.
Overall, the 2016 BMW 3 Series 330e is right for you if you travel less than 25 miles for work every day, and especially if you have the ability to charge your vehicle while at the office. If you care about lowering your emissions and maintaining thrilling performance, then there truly is no better vehicle than the 330e.