BMW E46 330Ci SE Coupe (Manual)


Year - 2001
Engine Size - 3.0
Mileage - 37,497
Color - Blue
Interior - Leather
You have the opportunity to purchase a very rare and desirable manual 330ci with very low mileage, impeccable service history and in a beautiful colour combination of Topaz Blue Metallic with Sand Beige bubble / Nappa leather. The E46 was a popular car and many where made, but very few are left with such low mileage and in this excellent original condition. This particular example is an unrepeatable opportunity having had three careful owners from new. The original owner who ordered the car then sold the car to his neighbour and we purchased the car directly from the third owner. The car was serviced exclusively by BMW in its early life and has been serviced by independents in the second and third owner’s custodianship. It is clear by the service history and the condition of the car that this vehicle has wanted for nothing and is a credit to its owners.

Back in 2001 it was quite common for UK owners to order their cars via a German dealership due to the strength of the pound and the savings that would be made and this is one such car. The car was registered on the 12/04/2001 and ordered through B&K BMW in Hamburg and had a pre delivery inspection with them on the 5/04/2001. The 3-litre engine is in fine fettle sounding great and being silky smooth. The panels, and external trim are in excellent condition. The car has the original 17” alloy wheels which are unmarked and have never been refurbished shod with Michelin Primacy 3 tyres of the size 225/45/r17 which have plenty of tread.
The exterior paintwork is in excellent condition, as you can see in the pictures, deep lustre, bright and shiny with mirror finish patina, with no dents, scratches or stone chips of any significance. The car is in excellent condition and as far we know has been free from any accident damage repairs (the car is totally clear on the HPI register). The low mileage of 37,497 is correct and backed up by the service and MOT records, and comes with its original book packs and folder and accompanying receipts, service book and both keys plus the plastic service key.

The full specification is:

- 2001 E46 330CI SE
- 3.0 Litre Straight six M54B30 (228BHP) engine
- Three Previous owners
- Original
- 364 Topaz Blue Metallic
- Q9HC Mosaic / Nappa / Beige Leather
- 0534 Climate Control
- 0302 Theft Alarm with remote control
- 0502 Headlight Cleaning System
- 0672 BMW 6 CD Changer
- 0210 Dynamic Stability Control
- 0249 Multifunction Steering Wheel
- 0261 Side rear airbags
- 0290 Star Spoke Style 44 17”
- 0313 Folding Mirrors
- 0354 Front Windsreen green tint
- 0403 Glass Roof Electrical
- 0431 Interior rear view mirror with auto dip
- 0438 Fine Wood interior trim
- 0470 Isofix ready
- 0481 Sports Seats
- 0488 Lumber Support driver and passenger
- 0508 Park Distance Control
- 0521 Rain Sensor
- 0522 Xenon Lights
- 0661 Radio BMW Business

The interior is in superb excellent condition throughout, with no wear and tear on the seat centres or bolsters. The dashboard and door cards are unmarked. The interior carpets are superb as is the headlining.

We have the full V5 registration document, all the original manufacturers’ handbooks are present, along with the original keys, warning triangle, and full toolkit.

The vehicle has had the following services works conducted

05/04/2001 PDI B&K Hamburg 0 Miles
12/04/2001 First registered B&K Hamburg 0 miles
08/04/2003 Oil Service Victoria BMW 5115 miles
05/04/2005 Inspection 1 Victoria BMW 9624 miles
10/04/2007 Oil Service Victoria BMW 14700 miles
07/04/2009 Oil Service Stratstone BMW 17988 miles
07/04/2009 Brake Fluid Stratstone BMW 17988 miles
07/04/2009 Coolant Change Stratstone BMW 17988 miles
05/04/2011 Oil Service Stratstone BMW 21542 miles
05/04/2011 Brake Fluid Stratstone BMW 21542 miles
23/04/2013 Inspection 1 Cars Somerville 25236 miles
29/07/2015 Oil Service Cars Somerville 32697 miles
14/04/2016 Oil Service GSF 34205 miles
14/04/2016 Gearbox Oil Change Opie Oils 34205 miles
14/04/2016 Diff Oil Change Opie Oils 34205 miles
17/04/2018 Inspection 2 Spirtec Ltd 36693 miles

The car is an absolute gem, looks and drives fantastic and is a sure fire modern classic There are no known faults as it has been fastidiously maintained and cherished throughout its short life. Original and un-molested examples of these cars are becoming sought after and are commanding high prices in the current marketplace. Prices have steadily risen and seem set to continue and this example not only is an enjoyable usable modern classic, but one that may also reward you with appreciation in value over the coming years.

Viewing is highly recommended and ANY inspection is welcome. At Renaissance Classic Sports Cars we pride ourselves by preparing and testing all cars to the highest standards and would not offer our clients any vehicles that we wouldn’t be happy to personally own or drive ourselves. All our vehicles go through our meticulous 131 point pre-sales checks and all cars come with a comprehensive 6 months warranty as standard, with the option to upgrade the warranty cover and length of cover to up to 36 months for total piece of mind.

Delivery can be arranged to anywhere within the UK and most worldwide counties through our approved and trusted transport agents, please call us for a quotation.

If you have a specific requirement or particular make or model of vehicle you are looking for, please let us know and we would be delighted to source the exact car for you.

** Don’t forget we offer a part exchange scheme against any manufacturer’s vehicles and I would be happy to give you a price on your vehicle.

If you have any questions or require any further information or pictures please contact us via email at or tel: Graham Beeson on 01483 225878 or 0780 123 5272.

Vehicle Details

Make Bmw
Model E46 3 Series
Mileage 37497
Year 2001
Transmission Manual
Fuel Type Petrol
Model Variant 330Ci
Body Type Coupe
Doors 2
Colour Blue
Number of Gear 5


BHP 228
Torque 221.4
Engine Size 3.0
Acceleration 6.9
Top Speed 153


Average MPG 28.5
Urban 20.3
Extra Urban 37.2
CO2 Emissions 218

VED Band and CO2

<=100 A
101 - 110
111 - 120
121 - 130
131 - 140
141 - 150
151 - 165
166 - 175
176 - 185
186 - 200
201 - 225
218 g/km
226 - 255


6 Months 12 Months
£173.25 £315.00

Fuel Economy (mpg)

Extra Urban