This is the only 2003 330i ZHP that is Mystic Blue on Black with Nav ever sold in the US.

Options
Below are all of the BMW options listed from the option sheet. The options in gray are actually standard features on the US-bound 2003 330i cars. The letters/numbers before the option is the BMW option code.
  • 0640 Phone preparation
  • 0925 Shipping package
  • 0459 Power front seats
  • 0818 Battery switch
  • 0534 Automatic air conditioning
  • 0249 Multi-function steering wheel
  • 0674 Harman-kardon sound system
  • 0692 CD changer preparation
  • 0441 Smoker's package (note: the car has NEVER been smoked in. This package simply includes the ashtry and lighter)
  • 0650 In-dash CD player
  • 0495 Center rear headrest
  • A07 Mystic Blue Metallic exterior color
  • N6SW Black Leather Interior
  • 0522 Xenon headlights
  • 0465 Fold down rear seats
  • 0770 Aluminum "silver cube" trim
  • 0609 Navigation system
  • 0403 Moonroof
  • 0ZHP Performance package
      Performance Package includes:
    • Engine mods (new camshafts, electronics, & lighter flywheel) for 10HP & 8 ft/lb of torque increase & 6800 max RPM (from 6500).
    • 6 speed short throw shifter
    • 3.07:1 Final drive ratio (instead of 2.91:1) See mods section: replaced with a 3.46
    • Max Speed Limiter set to 155 mph (instead of 128)
    • New M suspension, more "sporty" than standard sport package:
      • Firmer springs (front +6%, rear +8%)
      • Firmer shocks (Jounce: front +50%, rear +20%), (Rebound: front +35%, rear -8%)
      • Larger diameter anti-roll bars: 23.5 mm front (v. 23.0), 18.5 mm rear (v. 18.0)
      • More rigid forward bushings
      • Lower ride height by 15 mm (.6 inches) utilizing shorter auxiliary springs
      • -.5 degrees of camber
    • BMW M exterior trim elements (front & rear fascia, side sills, & trunk lid spoiler)
    • Special exterior trim: Anthracite (charcoal) headlight & foglight surrounds, High-Gloss
    • Shadowline (black gloss) trim
    • Large diameter stainless steel dual exhaust outlets
    • Extra thick Alcantra steering wheel
    • Sport Seats
    • Alcantra & Cloth upholstry to replace leatherette and standard trim (leather still an option)
    • Choice of "Black Cube" or "Silver Cube" trim
    • Anthracite headliner
    • Red needles on the instrument cluster
    • Unique 18" Wheels (style 135M), 18x8.0" front, 18x8.5" rear
    • Wider Tires: 225/40ZR-18 in front and 255/35ZR-18 in the rear.


Modifications (in the order they were installed)
  • Interior/Geek/Audio
    • Valentine-1 radar detector hard wired into the car [picture] [how-to]
    • BMW universal garage door opener [picture]
    • Aux Input Adapter [picture]
    • Dension Icelink iPod adapter removed and replaced with Intravee
    • DICE iPod adapter removed and replaced with Intravee
    • Intravee II iPod adapter [Comparison to HD-DICE]
    • TVonNAV iWindows
    • BMW hands-free Bluetooth kit with navigation voice controls [picture]
    • Sirius satellite radio [picture] [picture] Update 7/23/07, relocated antenna to under the rear deck - completely hidden now [picture]
    • StealthOne V1 display (Puts the Valentine-1 display on to the NAV screen, mutes the V1 when traveling <30mph, etc)
    • LeatherZ gauge kit (custom made alcantara panel to fit in the ashtray area) [picture]
    • M3 CSL alcantara e-brake handle (purchased from LeatherZ) [picture]
    • EuropeanAutoSource Video Source Module with infrared reverse camera
    • CarPC running CarX [info] Setup was too unreliable, I didn't use it enough.
    • Hella TC-400 Tire Pressure Monitoring System [info]
    • BMW Rear window manual sun shade [picture]
    • BMW rear side window sun shades [picture]
    • OEM BMW fire extinguisher [info]
    • OEM BMW warning triangle [picture]
    • OEM BMW storage box and first aid kit (under passenger seat) [picture 1] [picture 2] [picture 3] [picture 4]
    • BMW ///M dead pedal [picture]
    • Kenwood TM-V71A Dual-band amateur radio (installed in trunk, control panel in corner of windshield) [pictures]
    • OEM BMW trunk net [picture]
    • OEM BMW umbrella [picture]
  • Exterior
    • OEM Euro clear lenses [pictures]
    • Bimmian jet (gloss) black front kidney grilles [picture]
    • Hoen Xenonmatch fog light bulbs
    • OEM Euro split side mirror [picture]
  • Performance
    • Clutch delay valve (CDV) removed. Clutch engagement is much smoother now [picture]
    • UUC EVO3 short shift kit [picture]
    • UUC SwayBarbarian anti-sway bars, front and rear
    • Umnitza Predator Chromium DDEs (Angel eyes) [picture]
    • SPC (Resold by UUC Motorwerks) adjustable camber/caster plates REMOVED
    • Motor-force.com rear trailing arm bushing limiters
    • Koni FSD shocks [write-up] REMOVED
    • Turner Motorsport front strut tower anti-crowning reinforcement plates
    • Turner Motorsport rear shock mount reinforcement plates
    • Bimmerworld lower control arms
    • Powerflex lower control arm bushings
    • Home made clutch stop [information] REMOVED
    • Ground Control coilover kit: 450lb/ft front, 550ft/lb rear spring rates, Koni top adjustable shocks, Vorshlag camber plates & upper spring perches
    • M3 fuel tank baffle to prevent fuel starvation when turning clockwise while autocrossing with less than half a tank of gas. [more info]
    • 3.46 differential
    • Four REAR 18x8.5" 135M wheels - 255/35/18 on all around.


Racing

I autocross with the BMW Car Club of America. What is autocrossing? Autocrossing is a type of automotive competition that emphasize driver skills and vehicle handling and agility rather than speed and power. A typical autocross is held on a short paved course that uses tight curves, short straights, slaloms, simulated lane changes and similar obstacles to test both driver and car. Cars are grouped in classes of similar vehicles and each competitor makes three or more timed runs with the best time counting for competition.

My autocross equipment includes a set of Kosei K1 17x8.5" rims and race tires (currently 245/45/17 Kumho V710s). I take the wheels down to the autocross site in my back seat. Change them all when I get there, race, then change them all back to drive home. A nice floor jack, cordless impact wrench, and air tank make the whole process fairly quick. I sold my race tires in July 2006. Although I was obviously faster on race tires, I didn't feel they were helping me become a faster driver.

I'm the Autocross coordinator for the Golden Gate Chapter of the BMWCCA for 2006 and 2007. Please visit our chapter's site if you own a BMW and live in the Bay Area!

Accomplishments:
  • 2004: First place in AA Class, BMW CCA Golden Gate Chapter autocross season
  • 2004: Fourth place overall, BMW CCA Golden Gate Chapter top-driver shootout
  • 2005: Second place in AA Class, BMW CCA Golden Gate Chapter autocross season
  • 2006: Second place in AA Class, BMW CCA Golden Gate Chapter autocross season
  • 2007: Fourth place in A Class, BMW CCA Golden Gate Chapter autocross season



Multimedia

Maintenance/Repair Log
Note that I have the dealer repairs listed below from before I owned the car - obtained from the BMW vehicle history report.