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Notice how he drives along at the end and no one looks? That's because it's a diesel

That's because everyone's looking at the M3 thinking "OMG, you just got destroyed by a DERV" :lol:

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Wow!! Like to see a 330Ci try do that to even an E46 M3!! :P

(Yes petrol owners, you all bought the wrong 3.0!! lol).

Wonder if there's a build thread? Would like to see how he manages 420PS from an E46 330d.. VERY impressive!

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Diesels, pah, pfffff, whatever... they're full of ungodly wizzardry and otherworld supernatural trickery!

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Wow!! Like to see a 330Ci try do that to even an E46 M3!! :P

(Yes petrol owners, you all bought the wrong 3.0!! lol).

Wonder if there's a build thread? Would like to see how he manages 420PS from an E46 330d.. VERY impressive!

Lol not quite mate. Many of us drove both and bought what we preferred ;)

There is no doubt that the 330d engine is a sweet unit and very impressive once tweaked but then it needs an awful lot of tweaking to get it to the very impressive levels above. To compare a 330i with an M3 you would need to apply the same logic albeit a 'tad' more expensive and turbo or supercharge it and then we're talking ;)

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Wow!! Like to see a 330Ci try do that to even an E46 M3!! :P

(Yes petrol owners, you all bought the wrong 3.0!! lol).

Wonder if there's a build thread? Would like to see how he manages 420PS from an E46 330d.. VERY impressive!

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A//bmw-rad-3.autobazar.eu/390ps-id3717164.html%0A%0A

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Wonder if there's a build thread? Would like to see how he manages 420PS from an E46 330d.. VERY impressive!

Say what ? Thought it was 360hp.....

Do we even know if the claimed figures are accurate ....

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It is claimed to be runing 360bhp in the video.The 420ps refers to the m3.

I shared this clip to show the potential of the m57n. It just happens to be up against an m3 - which just happens to be a well known, fast na petrol car to benchmark against. There are very few clips about showing similar levels of tune for this particular engine and manual box. Not interested in diesel vs petrol on this forum, avoid the butthurt.

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Chill geeze, we're avin a larf, innit ;)

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I've been in an E92 M3 with the DCT, incredibly quick machine. I don't see a 330d like the above pulling away from it as such.

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KSwVGkjbshQ

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GVa-_beJgIQ&feature=fvwrel

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Au4cgu3oLt4

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyXLorMPt6k

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=68-GfuQJm4I

Excuse the mobile links.

I see what you mean Daz. Have a look at some of the above clips if you have time. Theres too many variables to draw any real conclusions but i find some of the outcomes quite surprising given the power differences. Just goes to show how important broad power curves are. I think the fact this particular 330d has what appears to be a very aggressive remap and 650lbft has a lot to do with it. Most x35ds seem to be limited to ~500/550lbft. However, without any kind of dyno plot or info regarding the specifics of modifications done, we can only speculate. For all we know the m3 was buggered/driven by a goon etc.

Either way, I think it's fair to say the x35ds are quite capable in remapped form. A manual m57n with enough boost and fuel can only be a laggier improvement top end.

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Whoops! Sorry, not sure why I said the 330d had 420PS.. lol. That's the M3 obviously!

Still, 360bhp from the diesel is impressive!!

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I've been in an E92 M3 with the DCT, incredibly quick machine. I don't see a 330d like the above pulling away from it as such.

I'm not sure either, those that were at Santa Pod the first time I ran mine will remember the 335d I was against was a missile I nailed him in the end once I'd worked out how to get mine of the line. I've been against a couple of E92 M3's and they were on par with the 335d so for a 330d to pull away as in the vid either the M3 was sick or got a crap launch (it's not as easy as you think if you've not done it before in a manual) or that 330d is very very special.

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Is the new zone thing going to be "Zomg my 330d can beat a E92 M3, everything else is slow, why does anyone buy anything that isn't a 330d?" :P

That's like the "nothing is faster than a boxed 1.9 CDTi" mentality we had for a while on another forum :lol:

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