BMW has hardly been idle of late, with no shortage of new models arriving on dealership lots, and plenty more still in the pipeline. What better way, therefore, than to show off the riches of the latest range – not to mention tease a few tidbits still to come – than heading down to beautiful Palm Springs, California, and the BMW Performance Center West. It promised to be a jam-packed day, with the keys to the all-new X2, M5, M4 CS, and seventeen other vehicles up for grabs.
It seemed only right and proper to commute to the track in one of BMW’s latest urban offerings, the 320e hybrid. That offers around 14 miles of all-electric range, which proved sufficient to get us from the hotel to the track almost entirely on EV power alone. The 320e has an 87 horsepower electric motor positioned between the transmission and its gasoline engine, the latter contributing 180 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. Max eDrive Mode is the 330e’s full electric option, allowing the car to hit a top speed of 75 mph for up to 14 miles, solely on the battery.
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