Sitting under the M3, the 330i was the most powerful 3 series you could buy
The Sport Package (shown here) includes a subtle aerodynamics body kit, sport seats, sport steering wheel, and optional Style 71 wheels (new for 2002)
An available Premium package (shown here) was over twice as expensive as the sport package ($2,900) and came included leather seating, a moonroof, auto-dimming mirror, “Myrtle” wood trim, lumbar support, rain sensor, and Automatic Headlight Control (new for 2002)
The all-aluminum M54B30 engine features double-VANOS and a trick twin-chamber intake manifold. Peak torque comes in at 3,500 RPM and lasts until over 4,500 RPM. The M54B30 made the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list from 2001 to 2003
Weight distribution for both the coupe and sedan is 50.1/49.9. Curb weight of the coupe is 3,285 lbs with the manual transmission
BMW’s coupe/convertible nomenclature changed with the E46 generation, creating some confusion. E30 and E36 convertibles always had the “iC” designation, but with the E46, “Ci” applies to either coupe or convertible
Key Model Year Changes:
First year (Nov. 2001+) of the available Style 71 wheels (shown here). Only available with Sport package
Sport package cars now have clear indicator lenses
First year of the optional Bi-Xenon (both low and high beam) headlights. Prior year only had low beam Xenon
First year of the larger Navigation screen (on cars equipped)
First year of the standard CD player, replacing the cassette (which is still available as an option)
The Key Memory system now includes radio presets
New optional run-flat tires and Flat Tire Monitor on the 330 models
Minor steering and suspension refinements that enhance handling and road feel
First year of optional rear-seat side-impact airbags
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is updated with Traction Control that is less intrusive during low speeds on extra slippery surfaces
Only the sedan and wagon received a design refresh for 2002
41k original miles
All Maintenance Records (all fluids recently changed)
2-piece BMW Style 71 wheels
Meticulously maintained. Normally used as a weekend car
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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