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2003 Black BMW M3 E46 [00-06]

Herts, United Kingdom


BMW 330Ci Full M3 S54 Conversion

2003 BMW ‘332i’ for sale. What a machine this is. She started life as a 330 automatic. Now full M3 running gear with E46 M3 S54 engine, 6 speed gearbox, M3 rear subframe and LSD. The car is a weapon, no 2 ways about it. I have just returned from the Ring and was able to smash out a sub-8 on only my 20th lap of the circuit – the car makes it easy. The set up is so predictable – it will oversteer on demand if required, but otherwise is very neutral, pushing into very slight progressive oversteer when pushed past the limit of grip. The brakes are unreal – it’s the first thing anyone who comes in the car comments on. Engine is an absolute peach, mapped for the VANOS to come in at 3.5k, at which point it takes off. Such is the way the power comes in, you’d think it was cammed. Suspension damping is very good for a mid-range coilover. Diff locks up well. The interior is stripped, with full bolt in cage, bucket seats, harnesses and quick release steering wheel. All the bits you’d expect a track car to have. HOWEVER, seeing as the cage is only a bolt in, the standard seat belts are retained and I do still have the headlining, it would not take that much work to remove the cage and return it to a fast road car if so desired.
Bodywork is very good and straight for a track car, other than a couple of scratches, and the front bumper could do with a lick of paint if you’re fussy, as there is lacquer peel in one area and some gouge marks in one of the vent apertures. Also a few redundant holes in the boot lid where a previous wing was fitted – needs a cover plate making ideally, but doesn’t affect performance. Essentially, what you have here is 90% of the performance of an M3(frankly, probably nearly 100% of the performance as I wasn’t overtaken by many), for a 33% cost saving over something with ‘M3’ on the V5. You will easily spend £16k+ on the real deal with equivalent spec. For those that way inclined, it is still registered as a 330 auto on the log book, so insurance is ‘your choice’, so to speak. It even still has the air con fitted, although this does need re-gassing. Unfortunately, moving out forces sale.
Engine, gearbox and LSD were on 115k when removed from the donor car and have done approx. 3k since conversion. The chassis is currently on 112k.
Rod bearings replaced 1500 miles ago by RD Automotive
Brand new Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2s
9x18 ET35
Stud and Nut Kit
Nankang AR1s all round, done one day at Snetterton and 10 laps of the Ring
BMW Performance Brembo 6 pots on front, using ‘Dino’ Fitting Kit
Pagid RS29 pads
M3 CSL semi-foating Front and Rear Discs
Braided Brake Lines
Aftermarket brake cooling kit, ducted into backing plates
1 x Motordrive Pro 3 seat, 1 x Motordrive Pro 4, both only 3 months old
Schroth Profi 2x2 harnesses, 3 months old again
Standard 3 point seatbelts retained for road driving.
Stripped interior
Custom door and quarter Cards
Full 6 point bolt in roll cage
Fibreglass Vented M3 Front wings
GTS Style Carbon Rear Spoiler
Front Splitter
Cooler works shifter
Motul 660 Brake Fluid
One off stainless steel lightweight exhaust with sports cat
3000 mile old HSD mono pro Coilovers
Walbro 450 fuel pump
Tegiwa aluminium Radiator
44 row oil cooler
Omp suede Steering wheel
Cartek shift light
Set up and mapped by RAY WEST on the rolling road
Car is road Legal and Ready to go
Drive to the Ring or Spa etc No problems
Price £10,250
Contact Tom on 07887 512064


  • LayoutFront Engined
  • Size3.2L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated


  • Power 350 bhp
  • Torque 300 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 170 mph
  • Acceleration0 to 62 in 4.5 s


  • TypeManual
  • Gears5
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive


  • TypePetrol
  • Economy 29.4 mpg


  • Seats5


  • Doors2
  • ColourBlack
  • Body typeCoupe


  • Emissions 230 (g/km)


  • Vehicle height 2,692 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,757 mm

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