October 6, 2003

BMW announces new 330i M Performance Edition Package

Whitby, Ontario – BMW Individual, a division of BMW M GmbH, has announced the new 330i M Performance Edition package is now available in Canada for a retail price of $6,900.

The package includes a 3.0 litre in-line six-cylinder engine with different intake and exhaust camshafts and performance-modified Digital Motor Electronics, yielding a 10 horsepower increase to 235 and a 8 ft/lb increase to 222 ft/lb of torque. The transmission has been changed to a six-speed manual as a standard feature, with a short-throw shifter and a shorter final drive ratio. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is 6.4 seconds, about half a second faster than a standard 330i.

Other features include a new exhaust that looks and sounds more aggressive, a more aggressively tuned sports suspension and 18-inch wheels featuring 225/40 ZR 18 (front) and 255/35 ZR 18 (rear) performance tires. Exterior changes also include M Aerokits fitted to the front and rear of the sedan.

Interior modifications include cloth and Alcantara sport seats for additional support, as well as, the addition of an M Sport Steering Wheel wrapped in Alcantara anthracite; an anthracite roofliner and black or silver cube aluminum trim; instrumentation featuring red needles and the tachometer, which reflects the modified engine’s 300 higher rpm limit.

The first cars will be in dealers this month.

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