2022 BMW 330e

2022 330e Photos
Most new cars you buy these days have apps that accompany them as part of the ownership experience. Our long-term 2022 BMW 330e xDrive is no exception. Via the “My BMW” app, you can do all sorts of things, and we’ve been testing it out. Since we have the 330e PHEV, the app has even more features and menus to dive through than just a purely gasoline-powered BMW. In fact, it’s a playground for folks who love to track their charging habits, energy use, costs and so on. Starting with the basics, though, the My BMW app’s home screen is just what we like to see in a car app. Our Portimao Blue Metallic 330e greets us on the opening screen, and it’s even wearing the right optional wheels and optional red-painted M Sport brakes — in many cases, car apps feature generic images of a model, not your specific car as equipped. Seeing our exact car as optioned in the app just gives us the warm fuzzies that you should be feeling when paying big bucks for a luxury vehicle. Alerts or action items are clearly visible (but not annoyingly so) at the top. Below this, you get the main row of buttons that you’ll normally find on a key fob. From anywhere in the world, you can lock, unlock, sound the horn, flash the lights or remote start the 330e. It takes about 20-30 seconds in between button presses on the app and response from the car, which is a reasonable response time for over-the-air demands. A “vehicle finder” is able to help you locate the 330e if you’ve forgotten where it’s parked, but scroll further down, and you get to the juicy stuff. A “Charging” section is here that displays how many charging sessions you’ve done in a month and how many kWh of energy you’ve charged. Tap into this section, and a goldmine of data appears. The app logs every single charging session from when it started to when you reach 100% or unplug. You get the location it was charged at, how long the charge took, how much energy it took in, mileage … the list goes on.  Even more intriguing is a cost calculator. Assuming you tell the BMW app how much electricity costs (per kWh) where you’ve plugged in, the app will automatically calculate how much money each charge costs you. When trying to do calculations to see how much money you’re saving by driving around a PHEV, this could be an invaluable feature.  In our testing, a 0-100% charge costs approximately $2, give or take a few cents depending on the specific city’s energy costs. Driven reasonably, our range test showed the 330e has about 25 miles of electric range before the 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine kicks on. After depleting the battery, the 330e xDrive is rated for 25 mpg combined. That math is easy — one full charge has been equivalent to about one gallon of gasoline in our case. The …
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Most new cars you buy these days have apps that accompany them as part of the ownership experience. Our long-term 2022 BMW 330e xDrive is no exception. Via the “My BMW” app, you can do all sorts of things, and we’ve been testing it out. Since we have the 330e PHEV, the app has even more features and menus to dive through than just a purely gasoline-powered BMW. In fact, it’s a playground for folks who love to track their charging habits, energy use, costs and so on. Starting with the basics, though, the My BMW app’s home screen is just what we like to see in a car app. Our Portimao Blue Metallic 330e greets us on the opening screen, and it’s even wearing the right optional wheels and optional red-painted M Sport brakes — in many cases, car apps feature generic images of a model, not your specific car as equipped. Seeing our exact car as optioned in the app just gives us the warm fuzzies that you should be feeling when paying big bucks for a luxury vehicle. Alerts or action items are clearly visible (but not annoyingly so) at the top. Below this, you get the main row of buttons that you’ll normally find on a key fob. From anywhere in the world, you can lock, unlock, sound the horn, flash the lights or remote start the 330e. It takes about 20-30 seconds in between button presses on the app and response from the car, which is a reasonable response time for over-the-air demands. A “vehicle finder” is able to help you locate the 330e if you’ve forgotten where it’s parked, but scroll further down, and you get to the juicy stuff. A “Charging” section is here that displays how many charging sessions you’ve done in a month and how many kWh of energy you’ve charged. Tap into this section, and a goldmine of data appears. The app logs every single charging session from when it started to when you reach 100% or unplug. You get the location it was charged at, how long the charge took, how much energy it took in, mileage … the list goes on.  Even more intriguing is a cost calculator. Assuming you tell the BMW app how much electricity costs (per kWh) where you’ve plugged in, the app will automatically calculate how much money each charge costs you. When trying to do calculations to see how much money you’re saving by driving around a PHEV, this could be an invaluable feature.  In our testing, a 0-100% charge costs approximately $2, give or take a few cents depending on the specific city’s energy costs. Driven reasonably, our range test showed the 330e has about 25 miles of electric range before the 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine kicks on. After depleting the battery, the 330e xDrive is rated for 25 mpg combined. That math is easy — one full charge has been equivalent to about one gallon of gasoline in our case. The …
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Retail Price

$42,950 - $44,950 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine I-4
MPG City / Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd w/OD
Power 180 @ 3800 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel, xDrive all wheel
Curb Weight 4,039 - 4,138 lbs
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