Performance E46 Wagon: 2003 BMW 330iT ZHP Swap

BMW built their fast M3 version of the E46 3-series (1998-2006) in only two-door form…and the closest you could get to an M3 with 4 doors was the 330i ZHP. The ZHP (also available in coupe & vert) added 10 horsepower to the standard M54B30 inline-6, a 6-speed manual gearbox, stiffer suspension, and some fancy alcantara suede interior pieces (that flaked apart like mummy skin a few minutes after you left the dealer lot…according to most people). However, if you wanted a wagon, you had to settle for a basic 325i trim…so the seller of this next car swapped all of the ZHP goodies into a wagon body and the rest is family fun. Find this 2003 BMW 330iT ZHP swap offered for $13,000 in Fremont, CA via craigslist. Tip from Oakland Jeff.

From the seller:

2003 BMW 330it ZHP Swap Sport Wagon
condition: excellent
cryptocurrency ok
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 114000
paint color: white
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: wagon
2003 BMW 330it ZHP Sport Wagon

Full ZHP swap onto 2003 BMW 325i wagon.

The body of the car has 136k miles.

ZHP engine and 6 speed transmission and other components have 114k miles.

Here is a list of what was swapped:

330M54 engine from ZHP

6spd manual from ZHP

ZHP differential

ZHP axels

ZHP Suspension

M3 Front Bumper

After Market Grill

15% tint in front and 5% in back

ZHP Rims

Alkantara Steering Wheel

Serious buyers only.

Firm on Price.

Car will be available first week of September. No test drives without cash. I will make a list of people to see the vehicle.

First to respond with proof of funds gets first chance to buy this rare vehicle.

Any offers below asking will be ignored.

Enjoy motoring.

Text is best.


See a better way to drive a fast ‘n’ fun BMW wagon?