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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Sure way to tell a ZCP M3 instead of a normal

Hello

I am looking to buy an 05 M3. and I am not sure weather it a regular M3 or a ZCP.

It has Alcantara-wrapped M three-spoke steering wheel
The 19" ZCP looking wheels,
Cross drilled rotors, I don't know the size, or manufacturer, i didn't look when i looked at the car.

The car itself is black, and the interior trim has been wrapped in CF film by the previous owner.

Is there a sure way to tell weather or not that car is indeed a ZCP or a regular m3?

I have the vin number,

Thank you
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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Re: Sure way to tell a ZCP M3 instead of a normal

Edit: its called m-track mode. Id google it to find out more. Apparently its a button on the steering wheel.

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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I am going to go look at the car again on Tuesday. and can look with more detail

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From the sound of it, it might just be a ZCP. The VIN will help more than the visuals.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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From the sound of it, it might just be a ZCP. The VIN will help more than the visuals.
I have the vin. is there a way to tell by the vin?
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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Does it have multiple buttons on the steering wheel? I think the ZCP only has 1 button for the trackmode. Also maybe you could call a dealer and run the VIN by them, they can tell u.

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Old 05-20-2013, 02:11 AM   #7
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Hello

I am looking to buy an 05 M3. and I am not sure weather it a regular M3 or a ZCP.

It has Alcantara-wrapped M three-spoke steering wheel
The 19" ZCP looking wheels,
Cross drilled rotors, I don't know the size, or manufacturer, i didn't look when i looked at the car.

The car itself is black, and the interior trim has been wrapped in CF film by the previous owner.

Is there a sure way to tell weather or not that car is indeed a ZCP or a regular m3?

I have the vin number,

Thank you
Check the vin here....

http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/


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Old 05-20-2013, 06:49 AM   #8
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Check the vin here....

http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/


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thanks. this came up with:

Multifunction f steering wheel
M leather steering wheel

Thanks. now i know its not the competition package.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #9
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thanks. this came up with:

Multifunction f steering wheel
M leather steering wheel

Thanks. now i know its not the competition package.
Glad you found your answer.


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