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Old 02-19-2007, 12:21 AM   #1
seanmilloy
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2003 330i

Hello.

I'm looking at getting a 2003 330i Sedan. I test drove it minutes before the dealership closed on Saturday so I diden't get a chance to get a lot of information from them. I know it's not a ZHP becasue it has the 6500RPM redline and white needles. I've done quite a bit of searching on a few different forums but I haven't be able to get a few answers to these questions.

1. It is a 6 speed, but all the information I find says only the '04s and UP came with 6 speed.

2. Is this car LSD? What is the final drive ratio?

I'm looking at leaseing it from Overseas Motors in Windsor.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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Hello.

I'm looking at getting a 2003 330i Sedan. I test drove it minutes before the dealership closed on Saturday so I diden't get a chance to get a lot of information from them. I know it's not a ZHP becasue it has the 6500RPM redline and white needles. I've done quite a bit of searching on a few different forums but I haven't be able to get a few answers to these questions.

1. It is a 6 speed, but all the information I find says only the '04s and UP came with 6 speed.

2. Is this car LSD? What is the final drive ratio?

I'm looking at leaseing it from Overseas Motors in Windsor.
I have 2003 330i with 6 speed manual as well. 330i’s produced after March 2003 (I think) come with 6 speed manual.

All (except ZHP) 330s have 2.93 final drive and open differential. In fact, all E46 BMWs apart from M3 have open differential.
ZHP package got a bit higher final drive (3.07) and that was the main reason for it’s faster acceleration. More aggressive cam and software does not even yield 10 WHP.

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Old 02-22-2007, 02:26 PM   #4
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Thanks. That's exactly what I wanted to know.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:50 PM   #5
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what about the XI's?? what kind of diff's did they come with?
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:46 AM   #6
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what about the XI's?? what kind of diff's did they come with?
330xi comes with the same rear differential as ZHP, so 3.07. That's for the manual transmission. Not sure about others.
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