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Old 09-10-2012, 07:06 AM
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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
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...kage-road-test

E90 330i review
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...330i-road-test

"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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