The mighty 333....

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Re: The mighty 333....

Post by hanov0 » Wed 15 Oct 2008, 13:53

In the late 80s and early 90 Sandton Traffic ad a fleet of 333's , by 92 only one was left.
I remember cutting alot of people out of 333's. Alpina's and later the 325is's
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Post by 302 » Wed 15 Oct 2008, 14:40

FairmontGT wrote:Thanks Rassie

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Hi Tiaan, I think I know of one that may be available... I will check next week and let you know.. Black 745i M88 Auto, White Nappa interior. Hasnt moved in 2 years so owner may be interested in talking.. ;)
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Re: The mighty 333....

Post by FairmontGT » Wed 15 Oct 2008, 16:08

I cant think there is a huge market for them, as they are very very unknown. And thanks!
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Re: The mighty 333....

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 17 Oct 2008, 21:28

Tiaan, have some on the 530 MLE that you might like, sadly cant post on the forum due to copyright issues...
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Re: The mighty 333....

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 17 Oct 2008, 21:33

Some figures regarding the 333

Top speed: 230 km/h
Power: 145kW
Torque: 285 NM
Weight: 1256 kg
0-100: 7.2 seconds
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Re: The mighty 333....

Post by zahistorics » Fri 17 Oct 2008, 21:38

so almost as fast as a Capri Perana :D

Though I must say the 333i would make a much nicer daily driver

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Re: The mighty 333....

Post by Graeme » Fri 17 Oct 2008, 21:46

I used to have a blue one.Also had a 635 csi with alpina kit.Im looking for a B3
very rare.Does yours have aircon or the power steering option.
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Re: The mighty 333....

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 17 Oct 2008, 21:53

Graeme wrote:I used to have a blue one.Also had a 635 csi with alpina kit.Im looking for a B3
very rare.Does yours have aircon or the power steering option.
The one photographed has air con and no power steering...owner apparently paid R100k for it..
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Re: The mighty 333....

Post by Graeme » Sat 18 Oct 2008, 20:50

Hi Hano seeing those pics makes me remeber when I used to drive
tow trucks the good old days when ford couriers with 350 HO s were tops.
Anyway I remeber seeing alot of 325is s overturned in the bucleugh interchange
especially in the rain,must be because its backside was so light with that limited slip
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Re: The mighty 333....

Post by zahistorics » Sun 19 Oct 2008, 03:29

A lot of those early 3 series were scary in the rain, even the 318s. Seem like a lot of the problem was with the original equiment Goodyear Eagles that BMW fitted to some of them.

A guy I worked with very nearly stuffed his brand new 318 through a wall in the rain - luckily his missed. He went straight to BMW dealers and demanded they change the tyres for another brand. Thy put on something else and he said changing the tyres transformed the car as it gripped a lot better.

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