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      12-16-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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What does CP vs ZCP Mean?

I received an electronic confirmation today that my M3 was completed and will be arriving in 3 weeks. One thing I noticed was the model number states:

1137 M3 CP

I know CP means "Competition Package" but what does the "Z" mean and why would it not be listed as part of my model number?

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      12-16-2010, 02:57 PM   #2
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"Zee Competition Package"
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      12-16-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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front-end of the car will be "ZCraPing"
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      12-16-2010, 03:56 PM   #4
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"Zee Competition Package"
You know that's the first thing that came to my mind as well...being a German car and all....
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CP probably means coupe not Competition Package, which is ZCP.
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Competition Package does not mean the vehicle has its own model. It's the same model. You don't see "M3 IPOD" for model names either. It's just an M3 Coupe. One of your options is ZCP, same as Premium Package 2 is ZP2.
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"Zee Competition Package"
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CP probably means coupe not Competition Package, which is ZCP.
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In Europe ZCP is just called Competition Package no Z and full name rather than initials. It is an option rather than a separate model as in the case of the E46 M3 was here.

In the case of the E46 M3 it became a new derivation of the M3 called M3 CS towards the end of the models life and came with CSL style wheels, steering rack and brakes but std E46 M3 power and no carbon roof and no other ightweight parts.
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Interesting...

So mine must be a SCP as I have an e90 M3?

BMW USA seems to do alot of this seemingly meaningless package naming business.

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So mine must be a SCP as I have an e90 M3?

BMW USA seems to do alot of this seemingly meaningless package naming business.
The option codes were never intended to create confusion. They are for dealers to be able to identify their inventory (supply/eta). Instead of spelling out M3 Sedan silver gray with black leather, carbon leather trim, with premium package 2, Competition Package, MDCT, fold-down rear seats for every vehicle in the inventory, the coded version on their report would look like this:
1154 A52 NCSW 4MY ZP2 ZCP 2MK 465

If you look at these reports long enough you can look at the codes and visualize the car without having to send someone out on the lot to check whether or not a car has heated seats (494) or if the rear spoiler was deleted (326). Though it is fun to send a rookie out to the lot occasionally to make sure the M3 came in with the launch control button.

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Simply put, "CP" means Coupe and "ZCP" is the code referring to the Competition Package.
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haha amazing.
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