23 Mar '16, 4am
BMW Debuts 3 Series Plug-in Hybrid With $44,695 Price
Three driving modes are available on the 2016 BMW 330e iPerformance: Auto eDrive, Max eDrive and Save Battery. In Auto eDrive mode, the sedan ensures the engine and electric motor are optimized for all driving situations. Max eDrive uses electric power only, while Save Battery has two operating settings. If the high-voltage battery’s charge is below 50 percent, the battery is charged to 50 percent by the combustion engine. If the battery has more than 50 percent of charge remaining, the charge level becomes “frozen” so that the remaining electric energy can be used for part of the journey.