Introduced to Australia and NZ in 2017, the 330e and 530e were the first plug in hybrid electric vehicles to be sold by BMW. With a 9.8kwh battery and 2 litre turbo 4 cylinder petrol engines the cars were a radical departure from the BMW straight six heritage.
Not only are the cars capable of between 30 and 50km of pure electric range, they’re also entertaining to drive with 0-100 times of around 6 seconds. Total usable system output is 185 kW and 420 Nm! And that torque figure is more than produced by, for example, the E46 M3!
Depending on the market, these BMWs are equipped with either a a single Type 1 (J1772) or Type 2 (Mennekes) OR charger port. The on board charger is rated to 3.3kw.