Bowen's Report Card

2021 BMW 330e Plug In Hybrid Review

The BWM 3 Series is already a master class, and one of the world’s great sedans. However, does the Plug-In-Hybrid (PHEV) version make sense? Well let’s just say it’s complicated. Here’s my “Bowen’s Quickie Review”…

Vital Stats

Exterior colour, upholstery, interior trim and wheels


  • Portimao Blue metallic


  • Leather ‘Vernasca’ in Cognac with décor stitching
  • Black interior colour

Interior Trim

  • M Interior trim finishers Aluminium Tetragon
  • Wheels
  • 19″ M light alloy wheels Double spoke style 791 M Bicolour with mixed tyres and run-flat tyres

Standard Equipment Highlights

  • Adaptive LED headlights with extended contents
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Automatic air-conditioning with 3-zone control
  • BMW Head-Up Display
  • BMW Individual headliner Anthracite
  • BMW Individual high-gloss shadow line
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional
  • 3”digital instrument display
  • Comfort Access System,
  • Keyless entry to all doors
  • DAB+ Digital radio tuner
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • eDrive services
  • Electric seat adjustment with memory function
  • Hi-Fi loud speaker system, 10 speakers
  • High-voltage battery, 10.3kWh gross capacity
  • BMW ConnectedDrive
  • Intelligent Emergency Call
  • TeleServices
  • Vehicle Apps (News and Weather)
  • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
  • Manufacturers Recommended List Price
  • Options fitted to this vehicle:
  • Hybrid button, (enables adjustment of electric/hybrid drive modes
  • Interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle
  • LED foglights
  • M Aerodynamics package
  • M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons
  • M Sport Brakes
  • Navigation system
  • 10.25” display with touch function and BMW Operating System 7.0
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • Sport seats for driver and front passenger
  • Speed Limit Information
  • Wireless charging for smartphones
  • XtraBoost function, with sporty driving behaviour, and Active
  • Sound Design in Sport mode
  • Remote Software Update

Connected Package

  • Professional including Remote Services
  • Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI)
  • Apple CarPlay and Concierge Services


Price before options and on-roads – $84,900.

Visibility Package – $5330.00

  • Metallic paintwork
  • Glass Sunroof
  • BMW Laserlight
  • Ambient Light

Comfort package – $2080

  • Lumbar support for driver
  • Automatic tailgate
  • Front Seat heating

Total price before on-road costs – $92,310