Model BMW 330 appeared on the European car market in E46 body in 2000. Although a little bit earlier, in 1999, car lovers could enjoy a ride on the diesel versions of the model, which included a model with four-wheel drive, coupe and convertibles. Popular at the moment model of BMW 330 is equipped with gasoline engine of 3.0 liters and for the fuel spray is used the injection system.
For the full-drive vehicles need to consider the point that in order to rotate all wheels, it requires spending quite a lot of fuel and in many situations it may be better to use only the rear or front wheel drive. That is why BMW constructors had been developing drive xDrive system, which was installed on the BMW 330. XDrive system is used to monitor the rotation of the wheels, and the distribution of torque between the axles for the maximum effective passing of the trajectory of drive. xDrive in advance can find out the likelihood of sideslip and prevent it by redistributing torque due to the data obtained from the DSC stabilization system. While the usual relationship between the axes of 40:60, if necessary, it can vary between 50 and 50 and up to 0:100.
Regardless of the shape of the body model developers have reached a high level of active and passive safety. All models are equipped with standard ABS and traction control ASC + T. Sedans are equipped with braking force. In addition for sedans with six-cylinder engines there is a Dynamic Stability Control system, which prevents the car skidding during turnings. High level of passive safety, provided by directional deformation zones, enhanced by the use of front pyrotechnic belt idler and retainers belts. Models are equipped with airbags for driver and front passenger. Also there are side airbags at the front door. The new sedan of third series are equipped with a tubular ITS type airbags for head protection. It increases the level of protection in side collisions by 200%. In supplying equipment of BMW 330 in addition to the standard equipment includes: a short final gear of manual transmission, leather multifunction sports steering wheel with remote control to it, cruise control and audio system.