BMW 330e reliability & safety

Hard data isn't available for these areas yet, but there's plenty of the latest safety kit available for the BMW 330e

There's not yet any reliability or an independently assessed crash-safety score for the latest BMW 3 Series, but we wouldn't have any major concerns in either area: the 330e should be a dependable and safe choice.

BMW 330e reliability & problems

As a new model to the market, the latest BMW 330e doesn't yet have any long-term reliability data we can drawn on. The previous version also didn't appear in our sister publication Auto Express' 2019 'Driver Power' ownership satisfaction survey.


The latest generation of BMW 3 Series hasn't yet received its independent Euro NCAP crash-test score, but anything less than the full five stars would be highly unusual.

The 330e comes with a suite of passive and active safety equipment: the standard 'Active Guard Plus' pack bundles together automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and speed-limit assistance. You also get front and rear parking sensors, as well as a reversing camera.

An optional 'Driving Assistant Professional' pack is also available, but only on the range-topping 330e M Sport. This includes active cruise control, cross-traffic warnings and lane-keeping assistance functions.