First introduced in October 2000 the E46 M3 featured an all-new 3.2-litre M-tuned engine. The engine had the highest specific naturally aspirated output ever made by BMW at the time producing 343bhp and 365 NM. Praised by press, the S54 engine redlines at a high 8000 rpm and breaths its oxygen through six independent throttle bodies electronically operated resulting in immediate responsive from the high revving power unit.
Available as a coupe or convertible the E46 was offered with a six-speed manual Getrag gearbox or an optional SMG drivelogic gearbox (a standard six-speed gearbox with an electro hydraulically actuated clutch pedal).
Topaz Blue Metallic paintwork, Grey Nappa leather, 18-inch M double-spoke alloy wheels, Electrically adjustable front seats with memory, Front seat back width adjustment and lumbar support, Front armrest, HiFi loudspeaker system, Professional navigation system, Electric glass sunroof with sunblind, Climate comfort windscreen, Automatic Xenon headlights, Rain sensor, Headlight washer system, Park Distance Control (PDC), Exterior mirror package, Alarm system, Automatic air conditioning, Multi-function M leather steering wheel with cruise control, Electric windows, Electrically adjustable door mirrors, Front fog lights, Onboard computer, Dynamic Stabilty Control (DSC), Anthracite roof lining, White front indicator lights, BMW toolkit, Warning triangle, Spare keys.
Finished in attractive Topaz Blue, this low mileage E46 M3 coupe presents handsomely against our studio backdrop. The paintwork is in truly fantastic condition throughout, presenting with a lovely deep shine and subtle metallic flake on close inspection. Aside from one or two light frontal stone chips there are very few blemishes to report. The bumpers are free from any scuffs or scrapes and the car is arrow-straight along both sides. All of the external trims remain in excellent order with no wear, corrosion, or sun damage to report. The lights are also nice and clear with no signs of any moisture ingress.