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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:41 AM
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Did some one say 0-60!?.


I've got them down to 4.5 without trying to hard now. and w/ 103 octane it's down to 4.2 ( If I shift properly ugh ).

oh and http://www.zeroto60times.com/ awesome site
Finally posted a decent video of your car! Yep, that one looked fast!
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:25 AM
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^^ that was quick!!
One thing though, as soon as i saw that stock non-sport steering wheel, i couldn't help thinking that there's a car-seat in the back with toys and dipers on the floor
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:07 AM
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everywhere i look the auto 330 is 7.0


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Old 10-06-2012, 10:05 AM
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maybe i skipped the fact that its a 2001
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:03 PM
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Finally posted a decent video of your car! Yep, that one looked fast!
Thanks man!. I knew you'd enjoy it. Ill get some more vids soon. I need new front tires.. Wire is showing lol!.

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^^ that was quick!!
One thing though, as soon as i saw that stock non-sport steering wheel, i couldn't help thinking that there's a car-seat in the back with toys and dipers on the floor
Thanks!. LOL! I can assure you no kids or toys in the back just some tools in case race car stuff happens haha. I've never felt like buying an M steering wheel cuz mine does the Job just fine lol.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:03 AM
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Or his car is not well maintained, noway a 325 manual would beat a 330 auto, i know how both drive, 330 would be victorious anytime
I believe you are mistaken. The OP is correct in his research into the 0-60 times.

The 330 auto is rated at a fraction of a second faster 0-60 than a 325 manual. The difference is so small a good driver or less weight, maintenance etc could easily produce a result where a 325MT could beat a 330 auto.

At higher speeds, the 330 would have the advantage of the extra HP.

A 330MT on the other hand would need to be poorly driven/maintained to be beaten by a 325MT.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:50 PM
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A 330MT on the other hand would need to be poorly driven/maintained to be beaten by a 325MT.
My ZHP with the 3.46 would destroy it.

I'd also like to add, having driven both, the 330 auto is faster than a 325 manual.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:57 PM
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My ZHP with the 3.46 would destroy it.

I'd also like to add, having driven both, the 330 auto is faster than a 325 manual.
Yes, but that's a different situation all together.

To the OP...Schmiedmann (United Kingdom) have a G-power SC for the E46 that costs about $2,400Cdn. Claims to boost the 330i to 286HP so likely around 260HP + for the 325.

Slap that baby on your 325 and even Smolck and his ZHP would be toast.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:58 PM
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Here`s the deal:

Your car is probably putting down right around 150 HP *to the wheels*....not bad, but not earth-shattering, either. You would probably need another 25 or so RWHP to consistently run mid-to-high 6s in the zero-to-sixty sprint, and as previously mentioned by the astute veteran `festers, the most effective solutions would be the combination of a 3.46 rear gear, eBay headers, and a free-flow exhaust system. Since excess weight is MUCH more detrimental to a low-horsepower car, it would behoove you to remove your jack, spare tire, tools, floor mats, CDs, spare change, etc..
All of the above would enhance your quest for a low E.T.

Which brings us to the issue of Driver Input:
Since a *lot* depends on this, you`ll need to play with tire pressures, launch techniques, shift points, etc.

Ultimately, you can *probably* achieve your goal.....

















(or you can buy a 330i )
Yes there are options. Lots of cars out there can do the job!
Dump weight and focus on the driver inputs.
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Slap that baby on your 325 and even Smolck and his ZHP would be toast. :

Is the road curved? If so, I still win.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:07 PM
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Here`s the deal:

Your car is probably putting down right around 150 HP *to the wheels*....not bad, but not earth-shattering, either. You would probably need another 25 or so RWHP to consistently run mid-to-high 6s in the zero-to-sixty sprint, and as previously mentioned by the astute veteran `festers, the most effective solutions would be the combination of a 3.46 rear gear, eBay headers, and a free-flow exhaust system. Since excess weight is MUCH more detrimental to a low-horsepower car, it would behoove you to remove your jack, spare tire, tools, floor mats, CDs, spare change, etc..
All of the above would enhance your quest for a low E.T.

Which brings us to the issue of Driver Input:
Since a *lot* depends on this, you`ll need to play with tire pressures, launch techniques, shift points, etc.

Ultimately, you can *probably* achieve your goal.....

















(or you can buy a 330i )
With your car reduce weight everywhere possible including fuel.
Optimize shift points

there are other options to get the job done .....
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:27 PM
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Is the road curved? If so, I still win.
Not if he does what I did...ZSP with Hotchkis sways and soon Koni Yellows!!

Of course, then you could do the SC thing and it's back to square one!
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Not if he does what I did...ZSP with Hotchkis sways and soon Koni Yellows!!

Of course, then you could do the SC thing and it's back to square one!
I can still out brake him.
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I can still out brake him.
thats what you think
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thats what you think
Unless you`ve already done a brake upgrade, you would be toast in a braking comparison....
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I can still out brake him.
Better breaking doesn't help with 0-60 though

Still, his added 30 HP versus your better breaking on twisties would be an interesting test. Likely come down to driver skill.
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I believe you are mistaken. The OP is correct in his research into the 0-60 times.
car performance in real life is totally different than what u read on papers, all drivers should know that. these numbers should only be a reference not a fact, cuz coming down to business everything changes.
i drove my friend's 325 M/T that was well maintained, and another 330 A/T that was also well maintained. don't get too caught up on numbers, the 330 would have the edge by almost half a car length (which is very considerable being an A/T with somewhat a slow launch from a standing still), and the distance grows onward as soon as they hit 3rd
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:12 PM
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car performance in real life is totally different than what u read on papers, all drivers should know that. these numbers should only be a reference not a fact, cuz coming down to business everything changes.
i drove my friend's 325 M/T that was well maintained, and another 330 A/T that was also well maintained. don't get too caught up on numbers, the 330 would have the edge by almost half a car length (which is very considerable being an A/T with somewhat a slow launch from a standing still), and the distance grows onward as soon as they hit 3rd
The numbers quoted by testing agencies, are far more accurate than you and your friends joy-riding against each other. I agree, there are many factors to be considered. Perhaps a better driver than you would have bested the 330 auto in the 325i?

Sounds like the 1/2 car length advantage of the 330 is right in line with the tested speeds that show it .15 second faster than the 325MT so not sure what your point is. IMHO a 1/2 car length advantage 0-60 is something that in the real world could be overcome by driving skill.
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Hmm slightly off topic.. 328i m/t vs 330i m/t (non zhp) with the 330 being in a little bit worse condition (needs oil change, etc..) How much of a chance does a 328 have with relatively equal drivers?
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Hmm slightly off topic.. 328i m/t vs 330i m/t (non zhp) with the 330 being in a little bit worse condition (needs oil change, etc..) How much of a chance does a 328 have with relatively equal drivers?
328 has no chance unless driver of 330 is worst i think.

OR that 330 should clearly malfunction today, poor maintenance doesn't mean it's surely going to break exactly today.

190bhp vs. 228bhp
207 ft·lbf vs. 221 ft·lbf

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Hey smolck... want to line 'em up one afternoon so you can see how piss-poor my car is running these days? I think the blowing of smoke acts like a little rocket booster. You know... extra pressure popping out the exhaust pipe and what not.
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