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Old 12-04-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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Performance Package Now Available on 330ci Coupes and Convertables

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(1). 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 12-04-2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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God damn it, 2 years too late.
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:29 PM   #3
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Damn, now I have to cancel my order and think about it again...
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:29 PM   #4
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God damn it, 2 years too late.

You got that right!
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:32 PM   #5
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well there goes the "it will steal sales from the m3" theory...
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:33 PM   #6
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:38 PM   #7
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well there goes the "it will steal sales from the m3" theory...
If they decided to sell it, then they are not worried about M3 sales at all. Maybe they will boost up M3s as well...
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:56 PM   #8
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I don't know why they ever thought it would, people who are buying M3s are looking for more then just 0-60 times.
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:58 PM   #9
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:59 PM   #10
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Dammit, I should have waited...
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Old 12-04-2003, 06:12 PM   #11
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Hmm... not really all that excited. I'm sure as hell not gonna sell my 02, so I get a few more ponies, a bit stiffer suspension, and a quicker 0-60.

As far as the interior mods go, I prefer my two-tone leather thank you very much.
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Old 12-04-2003, 06:21 PM   #12
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They're just doing this to boost sales before the new 3er comes out. Its common for all brands to do this. Now I know that is what the ZHP is but I like it anyways. I'm ok with it the non M coupes I don't like anyways.
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maybe they made this for M3 owners who wanted a daily driver besides their m3
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Old 12-04-2003, 06:53 PM   #15
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$170 CAI
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TOLD YOU SO!!!

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Old 12-04-2003, 09:58 PM   #17
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:53 AM   #18
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Great! Just in time! I was have a hard decision between the 330i Performance Package and the 330Ci Coupe. I wanted the looks of the 330Ci Coupe with the performance of the 330i Performance Package. This is perfect!

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No biggy,

$170 CAI
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$300 UUC SSK (better than ZHP)
$185 UUC Pullies
$1200 (Guessing) drop suspension (better than ZHP)


I might just have to do those mods (except for the suspension) and I'd probably go with the ECIS.

You forgot to mention the M-tech kit.
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:34 AM   #20
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Dammit, I should have waited...
Got that right.
First, I missed out on the SMG..
Now, the Performance Package..
Think I'll sell and buy an M3, solve all my problems...
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