BMW 330e hits the streets of the UK

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BMW 330e

We first saw it at Frankfurt Motor Show, and now it’s finally here. The BMW 330e was always going to be a game-changing car for the firm, with its cutting-edge hybrid tech moving away from the concept-like i3 and i8s and into a more conventional, normal-person-friendly shell. But this ain’t no conventional car underneath, oh no…

Available from £33,935 in SE trim (and also available in all other trim levels across the range), the car features a boosted 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor which is placed INSIDE the eight-speed gearbox.

bmw 330e

This leaves 248bhp and 420NM of torque, meaning 0-62mph is dealt with in just 6.1 seconds. And the MPG? Oh, just a measly 141.2. Yes, you read that right!

BMW is keen to stress that this remains a rear-wheel-drive executive sports saloon. If everything it promises proves true, we think we’ve just found ourselves the ultimate daily driver…