BMW 3 Series: I, E or M? What you need to know

By J.A. Ackley
Nov 8, 2022 | BMW 330e, BMW 330i, BMW 3 Series, BMW M340i | Posted in Buyer's Guides | Never miss an article

Photography by J.A. Ackley

Which BMW 3 Series letter would complete your puzzle called life? Well, that depends.

Last week we test drove three of the newly refreshed 2023 models from the line: the standard 330i, the plug-in hybrid 330e and the M340i.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
11/8/22 10:17 a.m.

Interesting that the plug-in was designed to put out almost the exact same amount of power as the "normal" model–just with better mpg.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
11/8/22 10:44 a.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

That surprised me. The 330e's hybrid setup focused more on economy than performance. 

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