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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 12-21-2013, 09:21 AM
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difference between Canadian version VS US version

Hi everyone
I have recently bought a 2002 BMW 330 CI convertible which is The CANADIAN MODEL
It is in km( which actually I like since I am European) and I bought it from someone in California who has taken care of meeting the US requirement 7-8 years ago when the person bought the car from Canada.
The only thing I know is that the Canadian model is premium US model but that is all.
What is the difference in the specs of the car?
when I take the car to the dealer- they say - oh, its a Canadian car and seems like they
are excited about that - should I be? Is it a plus or minus to have Canadian version?
Or it really does not matter.

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Old 12-21-2013, 09:39 AM
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Hi everyone
I have recently bought a 2002 BMW 330 CI convertible which is The CANADIAN MODEL
It is in km( which actually I like since I am European) and I bought it from someone in California who has taken care of meeting the US requirement 7-8 years ago when the person bought the car from Canada.
The only thing I know is that the Canadian model is premium US model but that is all.
What is the difference in the specs of the car?
when I take the car to the dealer- they say - oh, its a Canadian car and seems like they
are excited about that - should I be? Is it a plus or minus to have Canadian version?
Or it really does not matter.
Maybe i would think it doesn't make much difference.
Just those km vs. miles. Or is it somehow bit better equipped against freezing weathers?
Probably same car like we would have here in norther Europe, i don't believe BMW made any Canadian Special Edition.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:41 AM
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AC temperature is in degrees Celsius, speedometer is in kilometers, and the trunk label shows how to stow hockey sticks instead of golf bags. :-)
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:44 AM
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AC temperature is in degrees Celsius, speedometer is in kilometers, and the trunk label shows how to stow hockey sticks instead of golf bags. :-)
This ^^^^^^is the largest (and most important) difference
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:53 AM
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ok guys - one more info- CANADIAN MODEL says also on the VIN number description when you enter to search the car in the database
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:46 PM
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You're probably more likely to have the cold weather package (heated front seats, split-folding rear seats with ski pass-through, headlight washers). The ski pass-through works for hockey sticks, too.

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Old 12-21-2013, 12:51 PM
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You're probably more likely to have the cold weather package (heated front seats, split-folding rear seats with ski pass-through, headlight washers). The ski pass-through works for hockey sticks, too.

S.
Oh, one more thing. By law we have daytime running lights. Your low-intensity headlights will come on when you start the car. You can't turn them off - it's normal.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:56 PM
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Hi everyone
I have recently bought a 2002 BMW 330 CI convertible which is The CANADIAN MODEL
It is in km( which actually I like since I am European) and I bought it from someone in California who has taken care of meeting the US requirement 7-8 years ago when the person bought the car from Canada.The only thing I know is that the Canadian model is premium US model but that is all.
What is the difference in the specs of the car?
when I take the car to the dealer- they say - oh, its a Canadian car and seems like they
are excited about that - should I be? Is it a plus or minus to have Canadian version?
Or it really does not matter.
I have heard of Canadians wanting to import BMW's from the USA to Canada, but not the reverse. N4S
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:15 PM
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yes Sridario- I have all that thx Canadian member
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:04 PM
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Oh, one more thing. By law we have daytime running lights. Your low-intensity headlights will come on when you start the car. You can't turn them off - it's normal.
Otherwise same here also, except mine can be switched off, but because should always have lights on when moving, then i basically let it stay "ON" all the time.
They are lit when starting the engine and they go off when shutting down.

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