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      10-21-2008, 09:37 AM   #23
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Note sure if you were aware of this or not, but the N52 was introduced in the E60(5 series) which came out in ~2004, so the powerplant had been available for a while.
FYI, the engine that the E60 was introduced with was the M54, the same engine in the E39/E46. It was not until the E90 came out that they put the N52 in the E60.
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      10-21-2008, 09:51 AM   #24
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      10-21-2008, 10:09 AM   #26
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      10-21-2008, 10:41 AM   #27
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The 2006 330i is roughly the same price as the 2009 328i (is almost the same performance too - the 255 HP vs 230 HP is not that noticeable). Although for that price the 328i comes with 17in wheels and not 18in.
Not to mention the 328i's smaller brakes, lesser transmission, and so on. It is a surprise and a bit depressing to see how much the prices have gone up in so few years.

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      10-21-2008, 10:53 AM   #28
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      10-21-2008, 11:01 AM   #29
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Not to mention the 328i's smaller brakes, lesser transmission, and so on. It is a surprise and a bit depressing to see how much the prices have gone up in so few years.

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Thanks, BK. My wife actually wanted aluminum over the wood trim. I only cared about Sport and MT. So when this one came along, it was a perfect fit.
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FYI, the engine that the E60 was introduced with was the M54, the same engine in the E39/E46. It was not until the E90 came out that they put the N52 in the E60.
Man you're right. I must have been given an '06 loaner when I had my E46 in the shop in late 2005.
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      10-21-2008, 12:23 PM   #31
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      10-21-2008, 12:26 PM   #32
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FYI, the engine that the E60 was introduced with was the M54, the same engine in the E39/E46. It was not until the E90 came out that they put the N52 in the E60.
Correct.
The N52 was actually introduced in Europe in the Fall of '04 in the 6 Series. So it was in production even before the E90.

I've got just over 30K miles on mine, new tires too.....it feels a bit faster than when it was new. Anyone know about any performance software updates that might be out there for the E90 330?
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      10-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #33
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      10-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #34
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Speaking of our N52. Ne1 get oil analysis done on their 330? I'm curious to hear about the Al content is possible.
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      10-21-2008, 01:14 PM   #35
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      10-21-2008, 01:33 PM   #36
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      10-21-2008, 06:52 PM   #37
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bunch of nice 330i!!
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      10-21-2008, 07:00 PM   #38
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      10-21-2008, 07:12 PM   #39
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I love how people still say that the power difference between a 330 and 328 is not noticeable lol because it definitely is, especially if you have a step. But even manual vs manual while 0-60 is close up to 100 and beyond its a different story over 1 sec different which any one that goes to a track knows thats a lifetime. Just some examples

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328-16.6 330-15.3

Top gear 50-70
328-10.2 330-8.6

Anyway I digress.

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The 2006 BMW 330i is very special in many ways:

> It was the top of the line vehicle for the newly introduced E90 body style as a 2006 model.

> In a way, for the US market, it's kind of a limited production BMW, since it was produced only as a 2006 model. .

> These cars are starting to be sought after, as they have good value due to good balance of power, handling and comfort.
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Believe it was the fastest sedan ever tested on the skidpad at the time...


For all these reasons the 330 is special. It also represents a safer if more mundane purchase than the N54 biturbo with that engine being only the second non NA petrol engine the marque has ever offered in the US market.

I'm generally a fan of de-badging but because of all the above facts and the possibility of mistaking the car for the little brother, the 325i, I can't bring myself to removing the badges. I suppose if I were to fit quads I could see myself cleaning it up...

Great cars. Had my E90 since April 2007. Could picture myself rollin for awhile!
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      10-21-2008, 09:39 PM   #42
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lecatrache, thanks for starting this thread!!!
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      10-21-2008, 09:40 PM   #43
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m.

Mods so far only blacklines and I did an angel eye mod to have them run whenever the car is on.


How, may I ask, do you do that mod? I hate having to turn them on manually all the time....
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      10-21-2008, 11:59 PM   #44
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