BMW 330e range, MPG, CO2 & charging

Improved electric range compared to the BMW 330e's predecessor means even more journeys can be completed without using any fuel

MPG CO2 Electric range Wallbox charge time
138mpg 39g/km 41 miles 2hrs 24mins (0-80%, 3.7kW)

As with all plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), maximising the BMW 330e's efficiency means charging it up fully before every journey. It's also at its most efficient on short to medium-distance trips around town and the suburbs. If you do a lot of long-distance motorway runs, a diesel is still going to be a better bet.

BMW 330e range, MPG & CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions are rated at 39g/km officially and electric range in the BMW 330e has been improved from 25 miles in the previous model (which went off sale in 2018) to over 40 miles in this new version. It's unlikely that you'll hit that mark on every single journey, but bank on at least 30 miles for sure – enough to cover many people's daily commutes and errands.

Assuming you do make use of that electric range in full and always leave home with a full battery, you could get close to the claimed 138mpg fuel-economy figure, but the more you use the petrol engine, the more that number will tumble. Even without trying too hard, though, you should be able to match or beat the typical circa 50mpg that can be achieved by diesel executive saloon cars like the BMW 320d.

Charge time

BMW says the 330e's battery can be fully replenished in just under five and a half hours from a domestic, three-pin socket. That time will come down further if you use a public charging point or 7kW home wallbox charger, which will charge the 12kW battery in just under two and a half hours. Annoyingly, a Type 2 cable that you'll need to access public charging stations doesn't come as standard – you have to pay extra.