The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery

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  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    The BMW E30 M3 never made it to South Africa
    So, BMW SA made their own
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    The BMW 333i has the same engine as the E23 7 Series
    It made 198 hp and 210 lb/ft, which allowed for 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    The big engine didn't leave room for all the equipment
    You had to choose between power steering or A/C, but not both
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    It also has a dog-leg 5-speed manual
    As well as the obligatory limited-slip differential
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    BMW Motorsport and Alpina helped develop the 333i
    As a result, the 333i became more refined than the M3
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    An engine more usable than the M3's
    While the S14 offered racecar-like power delivery, the M30B32 packed serious mid-range punch
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    A balance between performance and cmfort
    The triple 3 is more of a GT than an all-out race car for the road
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    A homologation-special, like the M3
    But unike the M3, the 333i never went racing
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    Much rarer than the M3
    The M3 E30 was produced 17,970 times, while only 204 333i were made
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    German muscle?
    Putting a big engine in a small car has never worked out so well
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
    Swipe up to learn more about the triple 3
    Do you think it's cooler than the M3 E30?
  • The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About - gallery
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