BMW 3 SERIES (E46) M3 2003

south glamorgan, United Kingdom


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BMW 3 SERIES (E46) M3 2003

For sale is my BMW e46 M3
I have owned this car since 2015 with 65k miles and it has been an absolute joy to own. The car is a Titan silver manual coupe and is now a fraction over 77k miles. It benefits from full BMW service history, mainly Park Lane BMW and more recently at Sytner Cardiff since Iโ€™ve owned it.
In my ownership I have made some subtle improvements to the car including a fresher set of original diamond cut wheels (showing some minor lacquer lift in a few places now), Matching Mitchelin Pilot Super Sport tires all round, lowered on eibach springs which still provides excellent clearance over speed bumps, yet vastly enhances the ride/handling over the standard offering. I have also upgraded the rear lights to the facelift LED version and had them correctly coded to the car, had a remap to remove any flat spots in the Rev range (including cold start delete, shift lights and sports button memory) from M3carbon1 Mike of the M3cutters forum and have had an amplifier upgrade, replacement LCD display for the widescreen nav and a Bluetooth module added, these additions were via Baris of carphonics, who is also from the M3cutters forum.
My plans were to get the 3 anti dazzle mirrors and mirror brackets (common failure points) replaced next and upgrade all interior and number plate lights to LEDs from MirrorJohn of the M3cutters forum, however due to Covid, these plans have not come to fruition.
For those worrying about the boot floor/subframe related cracking, whilst I have not had it plated, it has been regularly inspected by BMW and my local indy upon service, both giving it the all clear.
Any inter service work has been carried out by B&R garages Cardiff, a local independent BMW specialist, recent work including new discs and pads, replacement of a brake sensor, a new windscreen washer pump, an outside temperature sensor and any other minor maintenance. The car has also had a new battery fitted in the last 2 months.
The car has had no expense spared, has always been warmed up and is always run on Shell V-Power or equivalent 99RON fuel.
The standard options on the car include:
-Factory xenon auto headlights
-Widescreen Nav with hidden tape player
-Illuminated gear knob
-6 CD changer
-Heated leather seats with electronic controls and memory functions
-H&K audio
-Cup holders
-Rear Parking sensors
The car is nearly 20 years old now and still gets attraction/comments regularly, but as such it is not without the odd mark/imperfection. There are a series of small stone chips to the front bumper and some scratches etc. I have not addressed these as I am worried about the difficulty of colour matching on a silver car. There is however, no rust on the arches or front wings (extremely common) as it has been kept under a covered driveway most of its life. The front seats have some wear to the bolsters as expected and there is some blistering/cracking of the paint on the interior door handles/gear surround (due to sunlight I presume). But all in all, It is an honest example of this cult classic that is rapidly appreciating in value and demand.
I have enjoyed every moment of ownership and will truly be gutted to see it go, but I have recently moved home and no longer have the luxury of a covered driveway to keep it under.
The car is due an oil service in 25 miles, however I have booked it in for an Inspection 2 at BMW in the coming weeks for good measure and to ensure everything is as it should be.
I am not in a rush to sell, and please bear in mind that WBAC have offered me over ยฃ15k for it, before making any silly offers.
I am not looking for a part exchange, however I may be swayed for the right w204 C63 AMG coupe.
If you have any queries or would like more pictures, please give me a call or send me a message.
I am happy to accept payment of crypto currency.
Thanks for looking.


  • LayoutFront Engined
  • Size3.2L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated


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


  • TypeManual
  • Gears6
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive


  • TypePetrol
  • Economy 23.7 mpg


  • Seats5


  • Doors2
  • ColourSilver
  • Body typeCoupe


  • Emissions 287 (g/km)


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


  • Owners6

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