A luxurious car that’s seriously fuel-efficient might seem too good to be true, but not when BMW is involved. The pioneering marque has developed a hybrid BMW 3 Series Saloon that uses both petrol and electricity for power. Agile and smooth to drive, you get to enjoy the expeditious on-road experience you crave, and it comes with an extra layer of purity.
The best of both worlds is definitely achieved with the BMW 3 Series iPerformance Saloon. With a petrol engine and electric motor propelling it forward and a sporty chassis, you get an ultra-responsive drive. Where electricity provides instant torque for fast acceleration, petrol will keep it travelling for longer. Fuel efficiency is one of its chief credentials, and it can return up to 148mpg – far more than a traditional engine can boast.
For up to 25 miles, you can drive around with just the electric motor. So if you’re making short journeys every day, you won’t need to visit the fuel pump very often. The Auto eDrive technology takes the guesswork out of running the motor and it will automatically employ the motor and engine when they’re needed.
Charging the electric battery is easy, you can do it directly from the electricity mains. Whether you’re at home, at work, in town or on the road, there will be somewhere within easy reach that you can top up.
Luxurious and sporty, the 3 Series Saloon is a good looking car. It has a svelte body shape with a long bonnet that gives it a strong on-road presence. Features like the distinctive ‘kidney’ grille and circular LED daytime running lights embedded in the angular surrounds give it an intense guise.
As the driver, you’re in control and that’s exactly how you’ll feel in the driver’s seat of the BMW 3 Series iPerformance Saloon. Inspired by a cockpit, all controls are easily within reach just centimetres from the steering wheel and gear knob. Chrome and black finishing throughout is complemented by a dark ash wood trim and deluxe leather, making it feel totally luxurious. Every storage compartment is embedded into the frame to give it a clean feel, adding to the sense of space. 480 litres of space in the boot will hold a number of bags plus extra items for a weekend away.
A 6.5-inch high-resolution screen is fitted as standard and it displays all the information you need during your journey, including your route mapped out through the satellite navigation. BMW ConnectedDrive Services allow you to use internet-powered apps on your phone through the screen, and you can safely take calls while you drive.
You can choose to add the Drive Assist package to get an extra pair of eyes on the road. It comes with Lane Departure, Person and Approach Control warning systems to detect potential hazards and help you to brake in good time.
As soon as you slip behind the wheel of the BMW 3 Series iPerformance Saloon, you’ll get a feel for its innovative and supremely enjoyable drive. Book your test drive through Williams Group by getting in touch with our showrooms in Manchester, Liverpool, Stockport, Bolton and Rochdale over the phone or online via the contact form.
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