Up for auction is this 2005 BMW 330 Ci finished in Black Sapphire Metallic over a Black Montana Leather interior. The design, performance and reliability of the E46 platform is revered by many enthusiasts and for good reason. This 3rd generation 3-Series also features the coveted ZHP package which adds a boost in performance along with a few key design upgrades from the factory. Now showing approximately 61k miles on the odometer, this example is now being offered by its seller out of Missouri.
This 330 Ci is factory finished in Black Sapphire Metallic with a fully functional black cloth cabriolet top. The seller reports that the rear bumper was previously refinished for cosmetic purposes (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report). Thanks to the ZHP package, this example showcases a revised front bumper and side skirts, black headlight trim and a set of 18” 135 style double-spoke wheels which come wrapped in new Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
Inside this E46, you will find a Black Montana Leather interior that is stated to be in good overall condition with all electronics in working order. Luxuries include power-adjustable front sport seats, automatic climate control, Harman Kardon CD Stereo, optional multifunction leather steering wheel, and Carbon Fiber-style trim.
Power comes from a naturally aspirated 3.0 L M54 Inline-Six engine that sends power to the rear wheels via a 5-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the visual enhancements of the ZHP package, this 3-series is equipped with sportier camshafts and revised engine tuning, increasing power from 225 HP to 235 HP. Additionally an rpm increase from 6,500 to 6,800 is present and the suspension has upgraded. Said to be up to date on service, recent work includes a new oil housing gasket redone as well as Vanose oil feed line fluids and filters changed this past winter.
Included in the sale of this 330 Ci is a set of keys, owner’s manual, and service records.