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Old 09-10-2012, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by av98 View Post
The N52 is pretty impressive but not that much when compared to the ZHP M54 with the 6800 rpm redline. IMHO, both are a wash due to the E9x 330i's extra 150 lbs of weight, it robs any advantages or performance at all compared to an E46 ZHP.
E46 ZHP review

E90 330i review

"All of this adds up to a car that runs smoothly, feels wonderfully safe and secure on the road, and drives with a rare precision. As our exclusive test numbers show, it is also very quick for a less-than-$40,000 compact sports sedan: 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and the standing quarter-mile in 14.3 seconds at 98 mph. Although these figures were recorded on a surface with poor grip, they match the performance of the current-generation 330i with Performance package with its much larger rear tires. Our Euro-spec test car ran a bit beyond its 155-mph governor. U.S.-bound cars will be limited to 130 with the standard suspension and 150 mph with the Sport package."

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