BMW 3 SERIES (E46) M3 2002

Bucks, United Kingdom


BMW 3 SERIES (E46) M3 2002

Owned since 2018, it has a strong service record, with all recalls completed and has recently had its rear subframe / boot floor reinforced as a preventative measure on a common E46 issue. The clutch and flywheel were replaced late 2017 (approx. 5000 miles ago). Tyres are in good condition (replaced approx. 3000 miles ago)
Finished in Titanium Silver over a black leather interior, this E46 M3 also features a black canvas convertible hood, heated and electrically adjustable front seats, air-conditioning and rear parking sensors.
It rides on the original set of 19-inch alloy wheels, which have some minor flaws, and would benefit from refurbishment in due course.
The car will be accompanied by its original service history and more detailed invoice records from 2015 onwards.
There is no known bodywork damage.
Overall, the paintwork is in good condition. While the front bumper and the driver’s side front wing were resprayed in 2018, there are a few marks and blemishes around the car, including stone chips on the bonnet, small stress cracks, stone chips and scuffs on the front bumper, and small scratches on the front passenger-side wing and door. The finish is also blistering on the passenger-side door mirror arm and on the driver’s-side sill.
The black fabric convertible hood is in great shape, fitting snugly over the frame below with no rips, tears or fading to speak of.
Inside, the cabin presents well given the car’s age and mileage, with some general creasing and wear to the black leather upholstery and a small split in the driver’s outer bolster. The interior plastics are lightly scratched and scuffed, and the silver finish on the driver’s door pull is crazing.
There are no known electrical or mechanical faults.
The car’s last MOT test was conducted on 11 September 2020 at 127,826 miles, resulting in a first-time pass with one advisory for corrosion on the front anti-roll bar.
This M3’s most recent routine maintenance was carried out in February 2021 by Unit 18 Automotive, who changed the engine oil and replaced the suspension drop links.
Prior to this, the car was serviced in February 2019 and October 2017, when the engine oil and oil filter were changed, along with the differential oil.
During my three years of ownership I've had the front and rear brake discs replaced, renewed the hydraulic pump for the convertible hood and had the rear subframe reinforced.
Dates and mileage:
29/07/2002 – PDI
27/09/2002 – 1,356 miles (running-in)
24/09/2003 – 11,803 miles (oil service)
22/09/2004 – 22,381 miles (Inspection I)
17/05/2006 – 33,340 miles (oil service)
05/03/2007 – 44,564 miles (Inspection II)
14/02/2008 – 55,676 miles (oil service)
27/12/2008 – 66,646 miles (Inspection I)
07/08/2009 – 76,392 miles (Inspection II)
07/10/2011 – 95,527 miles (oil service)
14/04/2014 – 111,310 miles (oil service)
23/03/2016 – 119,678 miles (oil service)
17/10/2017 – 123,564 miles (oil service)
22/02/2019 – 126,280 miles (oil service)
02/02/2021 – 128,190 miles (oil service)


  • LayoutFront Engined
  • Size3.2L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated


  • Power 338 bhp
  • Torque 269 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 155 mph
  • Acceleration0 to 62 in 5.5 s


  • TypeManual
  • Gears6
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive


  • TypePetrol
  • Economy 23.3 mpg


  • Seats5


  • Doors2
  • ColourSilver
  • Body typeConvertible


  • Emissions 292 (g/km)


  • Vehicle height 1,372 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,780 mm


  • Owners8

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