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If you’re looking to cut your tax and reduce your benefit in kind payments then hybrid is one way to go.

You can also go for performance along with green credentials which is what appealed to the judges in voting for the BMW 330e.

It features what BMW calls XtraBoost that bumps the combined power output up to 289bhp for short periods and 50% greater electric-only driving range.

The system combines BMW’s 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with an electric motor plus an eight-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox.

The Xtraboost is an element of the BMW’s Sport driving mode settings, and is activated selecting this and then hitting the accelerator.

The jump to 289hp is delivered via grabbing an additional 40hp out of the electric motor, providing the sort of performance that BMW drivers appreciate.

The 330e also has a great chassis to make the most of the power which provides a 0-62mph time of just 5.9sec.

Even with all this, the car is still able to drive up to 40-odd miles on electric power alone.

There are various ways built in to help make the most of the hybrid system. You can set a guide percentage of battery life you’d like to retain.

This allows you to save the charge for low emissions zones or crawling in traffic.

Official fuel economy for the 330e is a claimed 138mpg, with CO2 emissions of 39g/km and the model is available in SE, Sport and M Sport specification, just like the rest of the UK range.


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