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Old 18th May 2005, 00:09   #1
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A friend just told me about a BMW 330i in chennai which has been modified with an Mpower chip and a supercharger racing down some beach road with dalal's ferrari.Any sightings?
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Well , is it a new 3 series (i doubt) , by the way has anyone seen new BMW 3 series on road ? If yes how about its looks , is it better looking than c class ?
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Yes i have seen several on the road here in New York ...never seen a new 3 in bombay tho. But the looks dont quite exite me honestly, looks every simple nothing striking about. I think the C looks far better. Saw a silver new 3 series yest with the new M5 alloys on it...imo the best alloy design ever made by BMW ...they looked good on the car but it still didnt come close to looking as good as the C55 amg. I think if the rear lights had the white out indicators and a little more fresh appeal to the car woudl look gr8. Headlamps r very similar to the 1 series. Interiors r like the 5 series but much smaller.
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You all would have seen this car in the Speed runs...belongs to the Madans
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But the looks dont quite exite me honestly, looks every simple nothing striking about. I think the C looks far better.
Well , i thought the other way around . Anyway someone told me its there on the display at Kashyap motors(new delhi) , ll go someday and check it out . But i wonder why aren't we seeing any on the roads !
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. But i wonder why aren't we seeing any on the roads !

Its too cheap for being exempt fr homologation. You will see only high end 5 series around
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A friend just told me about a BMW 330i in chennai which has been modified with an Mpower chip and a supercharger racing down some beach road with dalal's ferrari.Any sightings?
MISCONCEPTIONS!!!

well, it was the 330i supercharged beemer . yes.

it was on a beach road . yes, its called the East Coast Road.

"Dalal's ferrari"... whoever told u that the dalal's were that rich. the car doesnt belong to Dalal but a "lucky" (read very very rich) leather exporter ..
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...it seems the 645ci in bangalore is already with the sport exhaust and K&N..the supercharger though not fixed..

Does not sound like it - I see it regularly in the Bangalore Club
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Its too cheap for being exempt fr homologation. You will see only high end 5 series around
Correct me if I'm wrong......but Homologation is required only if a car company officially decides to set up base and sell the product in India. If its a straight import with full duty paid, then you would'nt need homologation. For example, all these 350Zs, Minis, Celicas, Busas, R1s...they are even cheaper but they are not homologated are they?.........granted they have authorized dealerships, but BMW AG does not have an address in India.
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The present exim policy notification suggests homologation-free imports of cars over US $40,000 and the ARAI operates on the basis that this is applicable to three sets of car importers individuals, firms and companies all of whom have valid EPCG licenses. So if any car that is under $40,000 has to get a homogolation certification from ARAI before it can be registered
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Yup evo6 you are spot on , if the car is less than $40000 it is mandatory to get the homologation certificate .

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. For example, all these 350Zs, Minis, Celicas, Busas, R1s...they are even cheaper but they are not homologated are they?..........
These come in under T/r, companies EPCG which are exempt from this and other devious means

Homologation comes in if an importer wants to import and retail cars under $40000 - X trail, CRV, Tuscon and any car made in India.
Ie, you can import a consigment and sell.

The $40k + cars have to be imported against a particular order.
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Are these the same Madan's who have a mods supply store in chennai in nunganbakam ... I met a Mr. KD Madan once in Chennai for some wires and platinum plugs for my Lancer
there, u got it spot on.
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The one he used in Bangalore was a 4 door and not a 330i - in fact it looked stock from the outside
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Hi ajmat.. the 330 which is silevr is 4 door.. and the M3 is a coupe.. a 2 door..

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