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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleBlackZHP View Post
    I've read online that the Canadian ZHPs(ZAMs) don't get the red needles and also the RPM redline is at 6500. But it still revs to 6800, as tested.
    This is exactly right (mine is technically a ZAM too, but I replaced the gauge faces with US/ZHP ones and painted my needles red shortly after importing her).

    And IIRC the reason you have leather wheel/boots is because you have a 2006. As much as I love a fresh alcantara wheel, there’s just no comparison to the ease of living with leather instead.
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

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    Looks great and is very clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    That's a dream come true story. Congrats man!
    I couldn't wipe the simile off my face when I found out! I still can't believe its a ZHP

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleBlackZHP View Post
    I've read online that the Canadian ZHPs(ZAMs) don't get the red needles and also the RPM redline is at 6500. But it still revs to 6800, as tested.
    Welcome. Nice find.

    Question: And what about the BMW 330 vehicles in Canada that look like the ZHP in the United States?

    Answer: Canada was different. In fact, BMW created the M Performance Package in Canada. It not only got the looks of its US counterpart, it also got the upgraded camshafts and engine tweaks. One thing that it didn't get, though, was the red needles on the instrument cluster. Moreover, the redline is at 6500 RPM, even though the car will rev to 6800 RPM -- just like its US ZHP counterpart. It also got the BMW Performance Package exhaust with the thinner walls (exactly like the one on the ZHP). Therefore, while it was not given the ZHP code name, it's simply a ZHP by another name. Indeed, it was given the option code of ZAM.

    Question: I know that I've seen other BMW 330 vehicles in Canada that look like the US ZHP and the Canadian M Performance Package. However, they did not get the upgraded engine tweaks. What was that version called?

    Answer: That's the M-sport package. The M-sport package came standard with 225 HP (like the stock 330) but it got the M-tech II Aero body kit. The M-sport package has the standard 330i thick chrome exhaust tips with the flap inside of the right-side tip.

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    Congrats. Car looks good !
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
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    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Congrats. Car looks good !
    Thanks Fredo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasoned1 View Post
    Ya did GOOD! Welcome!
    Lol thanks, I'm definitely pleased with my purchase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Welcome. Nice find.

    Question: And what about the BMW 330 vehicles in Canada that look like the ZHP in the United States?

    Answer: Canada was different. In fact, BMW created the M Performance Package in Canada. It not only got the looks of its US counterpart, it also got the upgraded camshafts and engine tweaks. One thing that it didn't get, though, was the red needles on the instrument cluster. Moreover, the redline is at 6500 RPM, even though the car will rev to 6800 RPM -- just like its US ZHP counterpart. It also got the BMW Performance Package exhaust with the thinner walls (exactly like the one on the ZHP). Therefore, while it was not given the ZHP code name, it's simply a ZHP by another name. Indeed, it was given the option code of ZAM.

    Question: I know that I've seen other BMW 330 vehicles in Canada that look like the US ZHP and the Canadian M Performance Package. However, they did not get the upgraded engine tweaks. What was that version called?

    Answer: That's the M-sport package. The M-sport package came standard with 225 HP (like the stock 330) but it got the M-tech II Aero body kit. The M-sport package has the standard 330i thick chrome exhaust tips with the flap inside of the right-side tip.

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    Thanks! I was searching all over for a clean 330ci vert and I had to drive 3 hours to get to the dealer selling this one, so didn't come easy. He was asking 9500 and I got him down to 8500.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    This is exactly right (mine is technically a ZAM too, but I replaced the gauge faces with US/ZHP ones and painted my needles red shortly after importing her).

    And IIRC the reason you have leather wheel/boots is because you have a 2006. As much as I love a fresh alcantara wheel, there’s just no comparison to the ease of living with leather instead.
    That is interesting, I have heard that BMW switched to a perforated leather steering wheel in 2006 due to premature wear, but I always assumed the shift boot and e brake would still be alcantera, good to know.

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