The 330e is BMW's first mid-range plug-in hybrid. It has a system performance of 185 kW. 65 kW are generated by its electric motor. It almost feels like driving a regular 6-cylinder BMW engine.
Auto industry executives gathering this week for the Paris Motor Show see plenty of reasons to worry: from global trade tensions to challenges posed by e-cars and stringent emissions targets. Janelle Dumalaon reports.
Herbert Diess will replace Matthias Müller as VW CEO. He has a reputation for driving through difficult changes. From his days reining in costs at BMW, the Austrian has often irritated unions — and delighted bosses.
German premium carmaker BMW has said it's investing heavily in the development of new electric cars. Research and development spending on e-mobility was set to reach an all-time high this year, the company reported.
The market for electric cars and hybrids grew by 37 percent in 2016. BMW has made e-car production a priority, and now enjoys a market share of 7 percent, behind Tesla and market leader BYD from China.
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