Congratulations to Fuzz on winning the April car of the month competition! His immaculate 333i was a deserving winner of the esteemed honour and bragging rights of having his car featured on BMWfanatics Home page.
Due to the safety of himself and his car, no specific information will be shared, but rather an over of the legend that the 333i is:
The E30 333i was a joint development between BMW SA and Alpina Germany and were offered for sale from April 1985 to September 1987. Many mechanical components are shared with the German Alpina B6, which also used the M30 big six engine. Buyers had to decide between air conditioning and power steering as only one could be fitted as standard. This can be externally identified by the presence of driving lamps in the power steering cars and grille covers in the air-conditioned units, the A/C hardware precluding the fitment of standard driving lamps.
Only four colours were available, Henna Red, Ice White, Aero Silver and Diamond Black. M-Technic 1 aerodynamics package and Alpina big brake kit were standard. Options included a sunroof and ABS brakes.
Originally conceived for competition in Group One to be pitted against the likes of other South African big capacity specials such as the Ford Sierra XR8 and Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0. The car was left without a formula when Grp1 was cancelled at the end of 1985.
Only 204 examples were made, with most of these being entered for Motorsport competition in South Africa. One vehicle was exported to BMW UK, with another 3 or 4 imported into the UK privately.
The 333i made use of the ‘big six’ motor which utilised 3.2 litres of discplacement to develop 145kw at 5500rpm and 285nm at 4300rpm. the car was equipped with a dog leg transmission, as well as a ZF Limited Slip Differential.