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Old 12-19-2003, 12:12 PM
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Thought I'd share...hope this isn't a repost.... can't wait to see these cars.


Performance package Now Available on 330Ci Coupes and Convertibles

Debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - December 4, 2003 … The widely-acclaimed 330i Performance Package, originally introduced on the 330i Sedan in January 2003, will make its debut on the 2004 330Ci Coupe and Convertible at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on December 29th, 2003. The 330i Performance Package has received rave reviews from the press on the strength of its performance and handling prowess. The extension of the Performance Package to these two additional models will raise the driving experience of the 330Ci Coupe and Convertible to an even higher standard.

The 330i and 330Ci Performance Package has been created exclusively for the North American market for enthusiasts by enthusiasts at BMW Individual, a division of BMW M GmbH. Every aspect of the driving experience has been enhanced by the Performance Package. Engine modifications, which include different camshafts and performance-modified Digital Motor Electronics, yield a 10 horsepower increase to 235 for the 3.0-liter in-line six. A six-speed manual transmission is already standard; however, with the Performance Package it will include a shorter shift lever. The package also includes a shorter final drive ratio. The benefits of these modifications are immediately evident - the 330Ci with Performance Package will accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in 5.9 seconds—about half a second faster than a standard 330Ci. To match this power boost, a new sports suspension—more aggressively tuned than the 330Ci’s standard sport suspension—is mated to 18-inch wheels with mixed-size performance tires. In addition to the wheels and tires, the exterior of the 330Ci Performance Package is distinguished by its Aerodynamic Package, high gloss Shadowline trim and an exhaust that not only appears, but also sounds more aggressive.

The look and feel of the interior has been refined with cloth and Alcantara sport seats matching the Alcantara sport steering wheel. An anthracite headliner and Black Cube aluminum trim complete an ambiance tailored to the enthusiast. Attractive Silver Cube aluminum trim is optional at no extra cost. The instrumentation includes red needles while the tachometer reflects the modified engine’s 300 higher rpm limit. Production of the 330Ci Coupe and Convertible Performance Package will begin in March 2004 with the first cars arriving at BMW centers in April.
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Old 12-19-2003, 03:44 PM
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Thought I'd share...hope this isn't a repost.... can't wait to see these cars.
OT: We're taking our first ZHP in trade next week. Guy bought it in August. Sure didn't take long!

EDIT: Oh, I almost forgot! :repost:!!
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:21 PM
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I'd like to say again... if anyone gets a ZHP Coupe and doesn't like the Alcantara seats, I'll trade ya...
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Old 12-20-2003, 07:29 AM
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EDIT: Oh, I almost forgot! :repost:!!
I had an ugly feeling it'd be a repost... been so busy selling bimmers that I should've known better to do a search on the subject. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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some pics from europe

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Old 12-29-2003, 07:23 AM
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coupe ZHP pictures

Can somebody please post some 330ci ZHP pictures from LA Auto Show?

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Old 12-29-2003, 12:30 PM
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Can somebody please post some 330ci ZHP pictures from LA Auto Show?

Thanks!
I second that request.

And does this mean that Imola Red will be offered on the Coupes and Cabs with the Performance Package? Please??.....

-Todd
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:17 PM
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I second that request.

And does this mean that Imola Red will be offered on the Coupes and Cabs with the Performance Package? Please??.....

-Todd
Sure would be nice, hope we get some pics soon! I wish this would have been an option early this year!
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:43 PM
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I'm sure you'll be able to get imola coupes with the performance package only. If these cars are to be March production dealers should be taking orders now???
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Here is a pic:

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Old 12-30-2003, 09:39 AM
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Yeah, baby!!! Thanks for the pic, xfactor.

P.S. I believe Imola red is a definite color for this package. And surely, ZPH will be available as a package for March production. Can't wait to see the auto show pics.
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:13 PM
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I'm sure you'll be able to get imola coupes with the performance package only. If these cars are to be March production dealers should be taking orders now???
I want that car. No really, I want that car....



Is that a 330Cic w/ the Canadian M-Sport package? Is that Imola Red? That is the sweetest looking car I have seen in a long time. Those 135Ms look so nice on the cabrio.

Excuse me while I go count my change...

-Todd

Edit: I answered some of my own questions. I looked at the filename (imola330cic.jpg) of the attachment. But I assume it's not the US Spec. Performance Package though, since those were just announced, right?

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Old 12-30-2003, 02:32 PM
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Sure would be nice, hope we get some pics soon! I wish this would have been an option early this year!
Almost any European BMW car configurator will show you the saloon, coupe, convertible and touring in M Sport II format (and you can usually change the wheels as well). If you only want one in English, try www.bmw.co.uk, www.bmw.ie or the Australia/NZ sites.
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