2019 BMW 3 Series Plug-in Hybrid specs revealed
Following the global reveal of the new generation BMW 3 Series, the forthcoming plug-in hybrid is shown as offering a 72km electric range, low CO2 and fuel economy.
A 72km electric range is indicated, a rise of 35km over the outgoing model, and is a similar increase to the expected electric range provided in the next-generation of BMW X5 iPerformance plug-in hybrid thanks to a battery capacity increase though the exact kWh increase and weight penalty are yet to be confirmed.
The X5 will be equipped with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol unit outputting 286hp alongside an uprated electric motor with 112hp making a combined power output of 394hp and 600Nm torque, though it remains uncertain whether the new 330e will benefit from similar treatment or stick with its 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit.
Emissions are provisionally rated at 39g/km keeping tax low, while fuel economy is rated at 1.7l/100km, though it is worth noting these are NEDC-correlated figure and will therefore change on 1 January 2019. For comparison, fuel economy and emissions for the outgoing 330e are 44g/km CO2 and 2.1l/100km (NEDC), while the competing Mercedes-Benz C 350 e offers 48g/km CO2 and 2.1l/100km (NEDC).