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2003 Black BMW M3 E46 [00-06]

Essex, United Kingdom


2003 BMW (E46) M3 SMG

2003 E46 M3 SMG 2
Carbon Schwarz with Imola leather
109800 Miles (will increase slightly as car is in use)
MOT until June 2021
Last serviced June 2020
No outstanding recalls (confirmed with BMW)
I have owned the car for a little over 3.5 years and in that time it has wanted for nothing, being maintained by independent BMW specialists and having any parts replaced as needed.
I have a folder full of receipts for all work carried out during my ownership. Recent work includes rocker cover gasket replacement, CPV O Ring replacement, new rear discs, new handbrake assembly, and replacement headlight igniter.
The wheels have also all been professionally refurbished in 'Shadow Chrome' within the last month and come with a 3 year guarantee on the finish.
Mechanically the car currently wants for nothing, runs faultlessly and drives wonderfully. The SMG transmission is incredibly fast and smooth and the car has no lights on the dash. Just as it should be.
The bodywork is also straight and rust/dent free.
The car benefits from the following extras:
Genuine BMW M3 CSL bootlid (which really compliments the E46)
Full AP Racing brake upgrade with 6 pot calipers and 355x32mm discs up front and standard discs with 4 pot AP calipers at the rear all with DS2500 pads. These are a fantastic (and expensive!) upgrade and much much better than the stock brakes.
Yellowspeed adjustable coilover suspension with remote reservoir dampers. Softer spring setup for the road, they are firm and sporty but forgiving.
Subframe has been poly bushed and the diff mounts swapped for solid bushes.
Uprated exhaust hangers have also been fitted.
The boot floor / subframe mounting points have been confirmed as having been reinforced/strengthened. I had booked the car in to ETA motorsports for the work when I bought it and when they stripped it down they found it had already been carried out to a good standard.
Storm Motorwerks SMG paddles are fitted (bigger and more 'premium' feeling than the original BMW plastic ones although I still have those if preferred). I have the stick shifter to go with these too but haven't fitted it.
A double din Android based touch screen headunit which looks factory is also fitted.
Genuine BMW E46 LED rear lights (all coded to work correctly).
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres all round with good tread depths.
H&R hubcentric spacers front and rear.
Wheel stud conversion (makes life a bit easier when refitting the wheels).
The bad points (as every car has some):
The early service history is, unfortunately, missing. The previous owner (a friend of mine) had lost it during a house move. I had seen it when I went with him when he purchased the car originally so I wasn't too worried but I appreciate this isn't ideal for a new prospective buyer. These cars don't make it to this mileage with a poor early service record/skipped running in service so mechanically this shouldn't be a concern. But worth mentioning in the interests of being open.
Some of the interior trim (gear shifter, some of the grey door trims and gear shifter surround) are showing their age and the finish is crazing slightly. The leather is in great shape with no rips or tears though and all the mats etc are present and correct.
For the last year I've lived in a flat where the allocated parking is under a large conifer tree. So the paintwork (which was previously immaculate) now has some tree sap deposits here and there and some other marks. A good paint correction session would see it back to looking beautiful, as the paint itself is great.
The usual stone chips to the front of the car as you'd expect at this mileage, but not too bad.
All in all this is a much loved and well cared for honest example of this iconic car. I will be very sad to see it go and hope that it goes to a good home.
Thanks for looking and if you have any questions please get in touch.


  • LayoutFront Engined
  • Size3.2L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated


  • Power 338 bhp
  • Torque 269 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 155 mph
  • Acceleration0 to 62 in 5.2 s


  • TypeOther
  • Gears6
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive


  • TypePetrol
  • Economy 23.7 mpg


  • Seats5


  • Doors2
  • ColourBlack
  • Body typeCoupe


  • Emissions 287 (g/km)


  • Vehicle height 2,692 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,780 mm


  • Previous owners4

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