Do-It-Yourself information for the modifications I've completed

Do-It-Yourself information for essential wear and tear items

Articles covering all the ways to maintain your car

All about the BMW 330ci

Various links that I've found valuable

A few pictures of my car and some others

The BMW 330ci

Here is some information about the BMW 330ci. This information will help you to get to know the car a little bit better.

Owners Manual
Download the owners manual for the 330ci so that you can understand all of its features. This is useful for those of you who are just learning your BMW.

The BMW M54 Engine
The BMW M54 3.0 Liter engine is the powerhouse behind the 330ci. It is pictured below on my car. It features dual VANOS variable valve timing, which allows more torque to be available in the lower Rpm range. With superior engineering and routine maintenance, it will definitly last more than 200k miles.

DOHC, 24-Valve Inline Six
Displacement 3.0 Liters
Bore/Stroke 3.31/3.53 inches
Compression 10.2
Horsepower 225 hp @ 5900 Rpm
Torque 214 ft-lbs @ 3500 Rpm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
EPA Fuel Economy 20/28 Mpg (City/Hwy)
Observed Fuel Economy 26/31 Mpg (City/Hwy)

The Transmission

Gear Drive Ratio
1st Gear 4.21
2nd Gear 2.49
3rd Gear 1.66
4th Gear 1.24
5th Gear 1.00
Reverse 3.85
Final Drive (Differential) 2.93

The Car

Drive Rear Wheel
Curb Weight 3351 lbs
Coefficient of Drag 0.32
0-60 Time 5.8-6.1 sec
Top Speed 128 Mph (Electronically Limited)

About My 2003 BMW 330ci Sport

This is my 2003 BMW 330ci. It is gray green metallic and came with the sports package, premium package, heated seats, and a 5-speed manual transmission. If you've taken a look at the site it is obvious that I have done a little bit of work to my car to make it drive a bit more like the ultimate driving machine. Since I have owned it, it hasn't experienced any problems and runs great. It is an excellent car to drive in every way and always brings a smile to my face! I highly reccomend the 330 in every way!

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