It is very likely that BMW will be able to recapture its sports-sedan supremacy title with the unveiling of the much anticipated 2019 BMW 330e. The new model is expected to make its first public appearance in Sweden at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2018.
BMW enthusiasts look forward to this latest model which is said to feature a progressive and daring design, great dynamics and superior interior quality.
For now, automotive enthusiasts have to contend the upcoming model and various industry reports that disclose exterior and interior design elements, engine capacity and performance as well as release date details.
2019 BMW 330e – Built on BMW’s new Architecture
BMW completely redesigns the 3-series so expect not-so-subtle differences with the upcoming 2019 BMW 330e. This all-new sports sedan will feature a grille with shutters that close at high speed. This feature in itself will greatly improve the sports car’s aerodynamics.
More emphasis is obviously placed on sportiness, visual appeal and functionality as with other BMW models. Word out there is that the 2019 BMW 330e will be built on BMW’s new architecture, CLAR, thus creating a far more nimble and seamless ride. Additionally, the car will feature new chassis dynamics and a significant weight reduction which will no doubt improve fuel economy. The 2019 BMW 330e model is designed with utmost attention to detail, both on the inside and out.
The interior of this model is said to be the usher of the brand new iDrive control knob. Other interesting interior features include an optional digital gauge, console-mounted control knob that works hand in hand with a touchscreen, other advanced high-tech displays as well as model-specific seats. Interior design elements from other popular BMW models are expected to trickle down to this next generation series.
2019 BMW 330e – Battery Pack and Specifications
Though much lighter than its predecessors by almost 150 pounds, this car is expected to have a slightly larger wheelbase. On the engine and performance front, the newest model will sport 2.0 liter 4-cylinder gas engines with around 180 horsepower. This engine will be teamed to an electric motor that will produce 87-hp.
The model’s plug-in battery pack 7.6-kWh air-cooled lithium-ion will be mounted on the floor. All trim levels are expected to use an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2019 BMW 330e – Release Date and Cost
This next-gen BMW series is expected to arrive in the second or third quarter of 2018. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price has not officially been communicated. However, industry experts expect it to retail at around mid $35,000 for the base model. The plug-in hybrid will be priced around $50,000.
This series promises to be a true masterpiece of German engineering offering superior driver dynamics. Keen enthusiasts and industry experts deduce that the new BMW 330e model will be a driver-centric sports sedan with precise handling, efficiency, timeless design and a fun to drive machine.