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A BMW 3 Series Cabriolet of the E46 series is undisputedly an upcoming classic, even if it is still sometimes spurned as a proletarian box. However, the fact that there are fewer and fewer untampered and well-maintained models in the model range makes prices skyrocket, and the image is irrelevant. Over time, the proll image of the older BMW models subsides, as the clientele that caused the reputation switch to other brands, and the older BMW models mature into sought-after classics that can significantly increase in value. We are now introducing you to a specimen that has found its new home in China in a little more detail.
Widebody kit and camber tuning
The 3 series has a CDM widebody kit On behalf of Rocket Rabbit, which is either based on the Rocket Bunny Kits was recreated or is an original Rocket Bunny kit. Visually, it is at least completely identical to the kit on Kean Suspension's E46 M3which suggests an original. The thesis is supported by Rocket Bunny sticker on the tailgate. Incidentally, the entire renovation, including the body kit, only cost CNY 20.000 (€ 2.600). Kidney grille and the new headlights with daytime running lights were made blackened, or tinted to give the BMW a sportier face. In addition, the Front bumper with splitter changed drastically to create a more aggressive look with their large air intakes and nostrils. There was also M3 gills in the fenders.
In order to push the E46 Cabriolet very close to the asphalt, a Airride chassis from Airlift Performance built in, where the tank was placed in the already small trunk. There were also Work CCX alloy wheels raised in 19-inch format to give the 330 Ci a sportier look. Also one M3-style sports exhaust system is not absent. But that's not all, because the rear tires became one too Camber-Tuning subjected, which means that her fall into the negative has been modified to create a wider and at the same time wicked look. However, the handling characteristics definitely suffer and it becomes more difficult to maneuver the car out of tight parking spaces if it is equipped with a slight negative camber. Extreme falls that occur in the JDM scene are not uncommon, are of course even more difficult to maneuver.
3-liter in-line six-cylinder engine provides propulsion.
The M54B30 engine of the E46 series provides propulsion and generation in this 330 Ci Cabriolet 231 PS and 300 Newtonmeter maximum torque. The open BMW runs 250 km / h when required, but that is not necessary to put a smile on the face of the driver and his passengers. The motorization is completely sufficient for sun worshipers, because even with this rather mediocre power, the fresh air fanatic gets a good portion of wind blowing around the nose, which ensures that the gray everyday life is sweetened.
Our conclusion on this BMW three-seater convertible:
It's something different, but that's why not worse. We are particularly impressed by the details and the accuracy of fit of the body kit as well as the entire tuning project. If you are interested in the car, you can click through our picture gallery, which we have provided for you at the end of the article. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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BMW 330 Ci Cabrio (E46) with Rocket Rabbit Widebody Kit!
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