BMW 3 Series M3

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


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BMW 3 Series M3

We have this rare E46 M3 manual coupe finished in the stunning combination of Carbon Schwartz exterior and Kiwi exclusive full leather inside. It has the electric memory sports seats, and sits on the popular and beautiful CSL style alloys and Michelin Super Sport Tyres. , It really is hard to find a good E46 M3, and even more so with the manual gearbox. , Carbon Schwartz presents like an ultra dark metallic blue in the sun and the paintwork on this car is absolutely amazing. We have to assume it has undergone some restoration at some point - though we have no bills to support that. The rear wheel arches which are the known rust spot are as new, with no rust blisters or even a hint of any. It is testament to how good the paintwork is that the small number of stone chips on the bonnet and the roof can easily be seen against the stunning paint finish. These are definitely just touch in though. , The Kiwi interior was fully refurbished in 2015 with bills on file, and will be re-cleaned now we have the car with us to bring it to the right standard. , We have yet to decide whether to replace the front black grille back to standard. , The keen eyed may notice the car has spacers fitted adding around 10mm to the width - again these will be removed, but will be handed to the new owner if you wish to put them on. , The wheels themselves have no marks or scuffs, and the absence of the M badges suggest recent refurbishment - new badges have been ordered and will be fitted. , The car has been fitted with an updated modern navigation system with Bluetooth and USB. We would probably find an original radio to fit it were ours, but the one fitted offers all the modern functionality that was never there when new. , We have identified a sticking rear brake caliper, and that will be attended to before sale along with any other work we feel is needed to make this car the phenomenal driving machine it is. , We are happy for anyone interested to see the car as it is, as there will be lots of interest in the car. So please call the office on 01666 504505 if you want to arrange a viewing by appointment at our beautiful showroom near Tetbury in the Cotswolds. , Part exchange is always welcome.



  • 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
  • ColourBlack
  • Body typeCoupe


  • Emissions 287 (g/km)


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


  • Owners1

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Cotswold Motors Ltd

Cotswold Motors Ltd, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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