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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 01-24-2005, 05:00 AM
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What can one possibly say that hasn't already been said about the 330i?

The song of this iteration of BMW's 3.0 liter, 24-valve, dohc, in-line-six at 6500+ rpms is so cool.

I was just south of Cedar Rapids on I-380 yesterday when I hit 1249. I don't think I was watching the road at all until it rolled into 1250 but as soon as that happened, I dropped into 4th and throttled up into 6500+. What a great sound.

I-380 in and around Cedar Rapids, IA is probably the single worst place in Iowa to temp the gods of traffic tolerance so I backed waaaaay off after that and just played around with higher rpms in lower gears to keep the speedo hovering around "questionable but not ticket-worthy".

I've put on 1250+ miles in less than 2 weeks so I really hope I get this out of my system soon.

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Old 01-24-2005, 08:33 AM
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I was just south of Cedar Rapids on I-380 yesterday when I hit 1249. I don't think I was watching the road at all until it rolled into 1250 but as soon as that happened, I dropped into 4th and throttled up into 6500+. What a great sound.
That would have made one bad-ass video! "BMW Unleashed!"

Congrats. I'm still at 200mi on mine. Could only race the Acura TL up to 4k this morning at the red light
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That would have made one bad-ass video! "BMW Unleashed!"

Congrats. I'm still at 200mi on mine. Could only race the Acura TL up to 4k this morning at the red light
Umm, no full throttle acceleration prior to 1250 either

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