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Meet the 2021 BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid Sedans

The 3 Series model line by BMW has just been expanded to include two new models. The new BMW plug-in hybrid models are the 330e and the 330e xDrive. The 2021 BMW 330e comes packed with a turbocharged four-cylinder, 2-liter engine, an e-motor and a high-voltage battery pack. The BMW 330e boasts the latest technologies and key upgrades, improving upon the previous 3 Series. 

2021 BMW 330e: What to Know

The 2.0 TwinPower Turbo engine complimented by BMW’s stellar electric traction motor means more torque. The high-voltage, gross lithium-ion battery is positioned under the rear seats. This electric-only model is made for performance-oriented driving: it’s the Ultimate Driving Machine, after all! The EPA estimates the pure electric range for the BMW 330e Sedan at 35 km / 21.748 mi.

BMW improved on the 3 Series by enhancing power and performance in the 330e and 330e xDrive Sedans with XtraBoost. You may also opt for Sport mode; the XtraBoost feature offers an instant 40ps power increase for up to 10 seconds.

The 2021 BMW 330e features an electrified drive train, allowing the operator to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.6 seconds. The sleek new Sedan has a maximum speed of 124 mph when all-season tires are in use. This top speed figure changes to 140 mi/h with high-performance summer tires. 

The new BMW 330e has an 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission. This quick-shifting sport automatic transmission now has optimized hydraulic control and shorter gearing which translate to faster response times and acceleration for the driver.  

The new BMW plug-in hybrid includes BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is a digital personality that responds to “Hey BMW”. Other upgrades on this model include the Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistance Package Plus with Back-Up Assistant. For your convenience and safety, the BMW 330e can be locked and unlocked right from your smartphone. 

>> Check out Braman BMW West Palm Beach’s new vehicle inventory online and schedule a test drive at your home or office today.

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2022 BMW 3 Series to Go All Electric

Remember when BMW said it wouldn’t build an all-electric BMW 3 Series? It hasn’t been that long ago, but judging from the test vehicle many saw in Germany in January, it’s certainly coming soon. BMW has already said they will release 25 electrified models by 2023, and this will certainly be part of the line-up. Many sources, though, indicate it will only be released in the Chinese market.

What the Cameras Captured

Many indicate this 2022 BMW 3 Series Electric model sits on a longer wheel-based platform thanks to shots that show much longer rear doors. It is this feature that leads so many to believe it will only be released in China, as currently the long wheelbase model in the line is only available to that market. The longer wheelbase makes sense, though, as it’s likely the only way BMW can stow a large enough battery pack to offer any real range with an electric model.

The model was heavily camouflaged when captured, but the front looked fairly similar to the BMW i with a radiator grille that was shaped similarly to the iX3. This model, however, did not feature any exhaust cutouts on the rear bumper. A charging port will likely be on the driver’s side front fender.

Some industry analysts have gone as far as to suggest the entry-level version of this model might be similar to the iX3 SDrive 75e with a peak output of 286 PS. They’ve also suggested, though, that it is possible a higher output variant could be under testing at the moment.

Potential Features Abound

Thanks to the longer wheelbase platform, it is possible drivers will get more cabin space than they have in the past. In fact, it could amount to as much as an extra 1.7 inches for rear passengers. Rear cargo space could increase, too, maybe as much as 17 cubic feet of cargo space could be an option with this choice.

It’s certain to debut in China when it’s complete. The real question for many BMW enthusiasts, though, is will it be available in other markets as well.

Contact us today to be notified when it is released.

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Which New BMW 3 Series Should You Buy?

You cannot go wrong with any of the BMW 3 Series models; this line is one of the brand’s best-performing – and for good reason. It offers a unique blend of practicality and performance, comfort and convenience. All wrapped up in a luxurious package. While many BMW fans feel that the 3 Series stagnated in the last few years, the seventh-generation not only looks stunning, it has the performance chops you expect.

The new BMW 3 Series is visually stunning and arguably the most aggressive, athletic 3 to hit the road in a generation. Let’s look at two models, the 330i and the M340i and see how they compare:

The 330i features a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline four, producing a very respectable 225 horsepower and 294 pound-feet of torque. The M model’s turbocharged 3.0 liter inline six boosts those figures to 382 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque. It’s not just the size of the engine that differs: the M340i offers a limited slip differential for the rear axle, revamped wheel camber, and stiffer suspension (with a 0.4 inch lower ride). Aesthetically, the M340i boasts a distinctive grille.

Both the 330i and M340i are available in rear or all wheel drive and with an eight-speed automatic transmission. To get a more aggressive drive with the 330i, you can opt for the M Sport package for an additional $5200. 

Which new BMW 3 Series is right for you? Most of the time, both models drive the same, offering comfort on the highway and a reassuring grip. In real-world driving conditions, the 330i and M340i acquit themselves admirably. Bottom line: it’s up to you! If you want a bit more power and aggression, the M340i is a great choice… but the 330i is no slouch either, especially with the M Sport package. Visit Braman BMW in West Palm Beach, and our team will be happy to help you make the right call for you.

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2019 BMW 330i By the Numbers

The 2019 BMW 330i is a sporty little beast! And more good news: the driving experience is much improved over the previous model. This is the seventh generation of the 330i, so let’s take a look at how it stacks up in terms of performance.

2019 BMW 3-Series: The Legend Continues

The 3-Series is one of the most enduringly popular series in the venerable automaker’s history.  It balances like fuel efficiency and safety features with comfort and luxury. The 2019 330i model by the numbers:

Horsepower 255 hp
Torque 295 lb – ft 
MPG 26 City / 36 Highway (Up up to 42 at 75 mph!) *
Engine2.0 L TwinTurbo Inline 4 Cylinder 
Transmission8 Speed Automatic 
Drive TrainRear Wheel Drive (Optional All Wheel Drive in 330i xDrive)
0 – 60 MPH Acceleration 5.4 Seconds 

* The 330i outdoes many vehicles that tout their fuel-efficiency – and even some hybrids! This is a remarkable feat.

The 2019 models adds 1.6 inches to the wheelbase, a bit more legroom in the back cabin, 4 more cubic feet of cargo space (17 cubic feet versus 13 in the previous model).

The 330i performs like a BMW should, and optional xDrive and M models up the ante even more. They are a true joy to drive, and precision and handling is on-point. 

Inside, the experience continues. The 2019 BMW 330i is, as a Cars.com review notes, a “technology powerhouse” with a 12.3 inch digital instrument panel, 8.8 inch standard multimedia touchscreen (optional 10.25 inch), voice commands, and even gesture control. Apple CarPlay connectivity is free for the first year and available for a flat rate thereafter. 

There is also a host of optional safety features, including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot warnings, forward automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, backup assistant, and – we love it! – Extended Traffic Jam Assistant.

If you are interested in a 2019 BMW 3-Series, visit Braman BMW West Palm Beach. Our friendly experts are happy to answer all your questions.

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G20-Gen BMW 3 Series vs. the Competition

The G20-gen BMW 3 Series may be BMW’s most exciting launch. It’s received widespread praise and eager comparisons to its competition. A recent BMW 3 Series comparison was a toe-to-toe one performed by Auto Express. Can the Mercedes Benz C-Class or Jaguar XE really compare, or do they fall short?

An Easy Answer

The comparison threw the BMW 320d M Sport, Mercedes Benz C220d AMG Line, and the Jaguar 20d R Sport into a no holds barred competition. These models are good competitors for the automotive segment they inhabit.

It turns out the G20-gen BMW 3 Series is unparalleled. Neither the Benz nor the Jaguar really held their own. Benz’s C-Class was a hair quicker at launch, cutting the BMW’s 0-60 mph time by a tenth of a second. (The Jaguar was a full 1.5 seconds slower.) That’s an important measure, but both competitors fell off when measuring each car’s acceleration at speed. Here, the BMW easily outmaneuvered the Benz and the Jag.

Raising the Bar

The 3 Series impressed with smooth shifts and agility. This is no surprise. BMW has long focused on the driver experience as one of dynamic decision-making and control. That means having an immediate feel for how the car responds to every command. By comparison, Auto Express highlighted “hesitation and jerkiness” for the Benz and Jag.

The BMW also surpassed its competitors on its refinement. The exquisite interior is made more so by a “hushed” composure. They called the damping “plush and smooth,” which makes for a very comfortable ride. They also enjoyed the sheer amount of legroom and width to move your arms around, a striking improvement on the “cramped-feeling Jag.”

The Final Tally

In their final tally of the BMW 3 Series comparison, Auto Express decided the G20-gen BMW 3 Series ran away with the crown and it wasn’t close. The Benz came in a distant second due to concerns about its feel and agility. Once top of its class, the Jaguar XE came in last due to the aged tech both in the cabin and under the hood, as well as a cramped interior.

Sometimes, these comparisons in a certain segment are a bit closer. When there’s a gulf in quality as clear as this, however, the winner’s obvious.

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Why Buy a BMW 3 Series?

When you buy a BMW 3 Series, it’s your entry car to the brand. Well, this is no longer always the case. BMW has expanded options for their “entry level” cars, freeing up the 3 Series to get a bigger dose of luxury, technology, and prestige.

Driver-Focused Experience

Why buy one in the first place? Three decades ago, the BMW 3 Series was the economy-focused model. Today, it’s found a more developed niche balanced right between the incredible performance of high-end BMWs and the accessibility of entry-level models.

Next-Gen Engineering

This provides access to BMW’s terrific driver-focused design. Everything is built to connect driver to road. You respond to the road, and the car’s reaction is immediate. This is the BMW design philosophy that the 3 Series immediately lets you sit down inside.

Prestige

The 3 Series provides access to BMW’s considerable brand prestige. Perhaps you’re traveling back to the sleekness and fuel efficiency of the F30 cars or the sophisticated design of the 300 hp E90 models. Whichever new or used BMW 3 Series you choose, you’re getting a prestige car that turns heads. It makes the drivers you accelerate past marvel. You’ll see valets smile and nod in appreciation when you pull up. It makes you feel good.

Reassurance

When you buy a BMW 3 Series car that’s pre-owned, you need a partner to ensure that it’s in the best shape possible. It should feel just like a brand new car, whether you’re driving it to work or enjoying it on a weekend drive along the coast. You need assurances in the world we live in today, and a staff of service people who will back them up.

Whether you are interested in purchasing, leasing, or pre-owned options, find what you need here.

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There’s No Better Place for BMW 3 Series Lease Deals Than Braman BMW

BMW specials are always exciting, because it means you get to drive around in a brand new BMW all while saving money. Lease deals are some of the best ways to get a beautiful new BMW 3 Series, or any other BMW, which you can then enjoy for several years and pay very little, before coming back, trading up for another brand new BMW, and continuing on. For many, this is one of, if not the only, way to truly enjoy everything BMW has to offer.

When you check out Braman’s BMW specials, you’ll be excited to see every BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X Series, and many more all available for great deals. One look and you’ll quickly want to see them all. Start at one end of the BMW 3 Series Lease Specials, such as the BMW 320i xDrive sedan. You can drive it home for as little as $2,990 down and then only pay $279 for 36 months. That’s three years of driving a pristine BMW car. Then come back, and get something else brand new!

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Or perhaps you’d prefer to start somewhere in the middle of the 3 Series. How about the 340i xDrive sedan. For fantastic lease prices, it can be in your hands. – Contact Braman BMW WPB today to find out how! There are many possibilities available when you ask Braman about it. Jump up to the BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: well-equipped and ready to go. It’s an exciting car, and one of many you can choose from.

Go all the way to the top with Braman’s BMW specials with the BMW 335i xDrive Gran Turismo for a sexy drive that only means putting $3,000 down and paying $509 per month. With an MSRP of over $51,000, it’s an amazing deal.

Talk to Braman about all their lease specials, or check them out on their website. You’re bound to find something fantastic – so snag it while it’s available!

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July BMW 3 Series Lease Deals in West Palm Beach

Wondering what car to get next? Maybe you already know that a BMW is in your future, but you’re just not sure which direction to go. SUV? Classic sedan? Environmentally friendly vehicle? There are dozens upon dozens of choices to sort through, but if you haven’t yet considered your particular spending line, that could easily make all the difference.

The BMW 3 Series lease deals at the Braman BMW car dealerships gives you the edge when it comes to getting a brand new BMW and not dropping more than you want. The 3 Series is fantastically affordable with the right lease deals, allowing you to pay a minimum each month all while enjoying a new BMW for 36 months. That’s 3 years! Afterwards, you can trade up, keep the one you have, or even decide to fully invest in a BMW and purchase one.

BMW car dealerships have great things going on right now when it comes to BMW 3 Series lease deals. You can check out Braman BMW’s deals on their website, or simply visit the dealership and ask them. You’ll find everything from the 328i Sedan to the 335i xDrive Gran Turismo available – and they’re all at very enticing prices. You can start low with a very comfortable BMW for everyday use with the 2015 320i Sedan at just $269 per month. Want something with a little more family space? Try the 2015 328d xDrive Sports Wagon at only $399 per month. Go green with the 2015 ActiveHybrid 3 at just $439 per month. Or even if you decide to go all out and get the top of the line 2015 335i xDrive Sedan, you’re still only paying $459 per month.

These are just a few of the July BMW 3 Series lease deals going on – discover them all and find the perfect 3 Series for your life!

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The BMW 3 Series is For Sale in West Palm Beach, FL

The BMW 3 Series is certainly worth a double-take. From the sedan models to the touring, to the gran turismo, each one gives you a little something different. You may be interested in leasing a brand new BMW 3 Series, or you might just want to look at the possible certified pre-owned BMW choices out there. Whatever the case may be, getting that one special BMW into your garage is the goal.

Braman BMW can help. In West Palm Beach, they’ve made a name for themselves as the best BMW dealership out there – and for good reason. Their wide selection of BMW 3 Series, among many others, is top of the line. They have excellent deals, from brand new BMWs to certified pre-owned BMW vehicles that will have you excited to be there. No matter what, each BMW is carefully examined, cared for, and always in the best shape so you can feel totally confident in your choice.

The 3 Series is a fantastic lineup, and choosing the right one can be surprisingly difficult. They’re all so wonderful in their own way, test driving them is a must. From the smooth ride to the power that lurks in the engines, you’ll have to resist putting the pedal to the floor and flying over the roadways. Ask about all the options available and find out what you like and what you don’t. BMW always has the best technology available for their vehicles, and Braman’s representatives will be more than happy to show you everything they have to offer.

Contact Braman today and ask about the various BMW 3 Series vehicles they have available at their West Palm Beach location. You can chat online, call them directly, or simply visit the dealership and speak with a representative. One thing is for certain – the second you see the BMWs on the lot, you won’t be disappointed.

2016 BMW 3 Series Plug-In Hybrid

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Everyone loves a good story. The story of the 2016 BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid is a good one.

For years people have relied heavily upon gasoline to get from point A to point B. But we’ve finally realized that this resource won’t last forever. Compounding the problem, it isn’t exactly environmentally friendly. BMW has been right along with this and has since sought out ways to make new cars. This also gives them the chance to innovate like never before. Rather than just thinking up different designs and how to build a better engine, BMW now gets to build a better car all around.

Now we have the up and coming 2016 BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid. Car folks are eagerly awaiting more details as BMW still has this baby under wraps – quite literally. Recent spy photos have taken a few shots of a BMW 3 Series hybrid, complete with camouflaged body paint. They’re already hard at work providing the BMW i3 and BMW i8, so the 2016 BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid is simply one of the next steps in their lineup. After all, electric cars are still in their infancy when it comes to technology, so the 2016 BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid is most likely ready to help customers who need to drive farther and can’t utilize just a battery for power, but still hope to be more environmentally friendly than before.

We still have yet to hear about the specs on this car. Moreover, most speculation about it is based off what has already been seen with the BMW X5 plug-in hybrid, or at least something similar considering that the X5 is part of BMW’s SUV crossover lineup.

Until BMW announces their new design – most likely at the next big auto show – you may have to settle for a BMW 3 Series from the Braman BMW dealership in West Palm Beach. Then again, it’s a BMW – so are you really settling or getting something more?