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Old 08-20-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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What is the horsepower for a 2003 330i sedan?

Ok this questions goes out to anyone, I seen the 2003 330i and the 330i zhp, now what is the difference between those two models? Is it just that the 330i zhp comes with a M-Package? Or is there more horsepower because I know 2003 330i comes with 225hp @ 5900 RPM. Can anyone answer this?
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theres the m-sport(only cosmetic) and the m-performance(ZHP) packages. the zhp has 10 more horsepower, a different differential, cams, raised redline (6800), suspension upgrades, and a bunch of cosmetic stuff.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:28 AM   #3
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ImolaZHP thanks for the info..ok so its only 10 horsepower more, ok.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:36 AM   #4
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the video below shows what a (non-ZHP) dyno`s to the wheels.

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Old 08-21-2008, 01:38 PM   #5
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That was crazy all the different cars on the dyno, so basically the e46 330i stock only has about 194.5 then why do they say 225hp on every other car site? That is werid....any idea?


What would you go with (2005 325xi) or (2003 330i) ?

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Old 08-21-2008, 06:39 PM   #6
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the 194.5hp is the power at the wheels(what the dyno measures), 225hp is what is measured at the crankshaft. there is a loss of power through the transmission.
The zhp is actually quite a bit faster, not because of the 10hp, but because of the differential. 0-100km/h for the zhp is 5.7, 0-100km/h for the regular 330 is 6.1 (both manuals)

i would go with the 330i with sport +premium packages(or the ZHP )
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:14 PM   #7
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ImolaZHP, if I can find a Black zhp 330i I would buy it now but those cars are so rare to find...but thanks for the info, helps alot...
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theres the m-sport(only cosmetic) and the m-performance(ZHP) packages. the zhp has 10 more horsepower, a different differential, cams, raised redline (6800), suspension upgrades, and a bunch of cosmetic stuff.

The M sport is not just Cosmetics it also has the suspension.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:28 AM   #9
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Touring differentials beat all at 3.46 rather than the ZHP's 3.07 though I wish we had the 330i touring here.
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