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Xerces' Estoril blue 330i Touring Edition 33

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So up until now I've owned two BMWs - '97 323i and '99 523i. This is my first 3 liter BMW as well as first BMW wagon. This is how she looked like when I got her this November:

She's a 330i with a 6 speed manual transmission, M sports package and a lot of other goodies. This car is one of Edition 33 vehicles which BMW released in limited quantity in honor of 33 years of BMW touring cars. From what I know they only came in a few limited colors (Estoril being one of them) and feature colour-matched stitching throughout the interior as well as Edition 33 written on the door sills.

I suppose this is what you would call ZHP in the United States even though as I understand ZHP's rev limiter is set a bit higher than on normal 330i cars.

Not too long after getting her I found a Style 68 wheel set for winter.

And also wanted to do some underbody protection. Removing all the trim pieces revealed that she was in quite a good condition.

And more images of the process:

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Thank you, I'm glad you guys like the car! I shot a few more pics of the touring recently so enjoy :)

Turns out it also came with somewhat of a rare option - rear 12V sockets. Although I haven't been able to get them to open, seems that they are stuck. Will have to do some slight disassembly of the center console and hopefully get them to work.
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Current plans for the future include:

- Getting OEM cupholders
- ZHP shift knob - current one has blue stitching but the metal on the bottom and the plastic on top are somewhat worn
- Getting rear 12V sockets to open / work
- Getting AUX to work - I want to keep the stock head unit but turns out, even though the car is a late model year, the current Alpine unit does not support AUX. So most likely I will have to swap it out with a different OEM unit that does support that. And the plan is to have it wired up to a bluetooth receiver same as on my other car so that the phone automatically pairs to it after starting the car.
- Roof cross bars and a roof box - just because I love the way tourings look with them

I can't wait for the winter season to be over to go back to Style 135 rims. Will have to get some new tyres for them as well.

The car also came with velour floor mats with colour-matched stitching around the edges so the interior will be a far nicer place to be in with them there instead of the current winter rubber mats.

Oh and one more thing, to those interested, here's the factory option list the car came with:

Editions and packages
S338A M Sports package II
S710A M leather steering wheel
S716A Aerodynamics package
S785A White direction indicator lights
S787A BMW alloy wheel M double spoke 135
P972A Comfort Package

Comfort and interior equipment
S423A Floor mats velours
S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit
S431A Interior mirror with automaticdip
S441A Smoker package
S464A Ski bag
S481A Sports seat
S493A Storage compartment package
S494A Seat heating driverpassenger
S411A Window liftselectricfrontrear
S473A Armrest front

S644A Preparation f mobile phone w Bluetooth
S650A CD player
S661A Radio BMW Business C43
S676A HiFi speaker system

Driver assistance and lightning
S502A Headlight cleaning system
S508A Park Distance Control PDC
S521A Rain sensor
S522A Xenon Light
S534A Automatic air conditioning
S520A Fog lights
S548A Kilometercalibrated speedometer
S550A Onboard computer

Wheels and drive
S226A Sports suspension settings
S249A Multifunction f steering wheel
S210A Dynamic stability control

Environment and safety
S386A Roof railing
S818A Battery master switch
S863A Retailer Directory Europe
S879A Onboard vehicle literature German
S8SPA Control unit CO2
S832A Battery in luggage compartment
S851A Language version German

Individual equipment
S760A High gloss shadow line
S772A Interior moldings Alu Black Cube
S775A Headlining anthracite

Other equipment
S167A EU4 exhaust emissions standard
L801A National version Germany
S938A Individual series
S940A special equipment BMW Individual
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It has a bit more than 190 000 km on it which makes it about 118k miles

Small update. Ordered and installed OEM cupholder and coin holder. Much more useful than the prehistoric phone tray that was there before.
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