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BMW details experimental 3-Series plug-in hybrid

BMW has introduced an experimental 3-Series powered by a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

Based on the facelifted 3-Series that will be introduced next year, the plug-in hybrid model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works jointly with a compact electric motor. Together, the two power sources send 245 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission, a level of power that BMW says is on par with the output generated by one of its six-cylinder engines.

The plug-in 3 is capable of returning 117 mpg in a mixed European cycle with both power sources up and running. Powered by electricity alone, the sedan has a range of approximately 22 miles at speeds of up to 75 mph.
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