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We at Renaissance Classics are very pleased to present this low mileage, unmolested and manual gearbox E46 M3 Coupe.
The “E46” is the chassis designation for the fourth generation of BMW 3-series design. Launched in 1998; BMW were keen to improve on the already extremely popular model platform. The designers and engineers managed to come up with a more aerodynamic appearance that claimed to have a 70% increase on chassis rigidity. This, combined with the range of engines available and performance packs, meant that the E46 not only suited the enthusiast market but also appealed to the everyday driver as well, making it one of the most commercially successful BMW’s ever made.
What you see here is the flagship version of the popular 3series chassis – the M3. Built by BMW’s in house motorsport department, the M3 was designed to give the driver a more focused and performance orientated driving experience. Powered by a high revving 3.2 litre, drive-by-wire individual throttle bodied inline 6 (S54b32), producing an impressive 343bhp at just shy of 8,000rpm and 269lbft of torque, the M3 had heaps of performance within a car that could be used every day. The M3 also benefited from a 6speed gearbox as standard, beefier bodywork, improved suspension, improved brakes and a limited slip differential to separate it from the rest of the BMW range. The M3’s potential, affordable price-tag and usability propelled the car to automotive superstardom making it the benchmark coupe that other manufactures aim to compete with. With original and unmolested examples of these cars being hard to come by, fastidiously maintained and well-presented cars like this one are steadily appreciating within the modern classic marketplace.
This particular vehicle is no exception; finished in a beautiful Titanium Silver against the contrasting and well preserved Imola Red leather interior, with less than 63k miles on the odometer, the all-important Manual gearbox and the desirable 19” Msport alloys – this M3 would make a fantastic addition to any collector or enthusiast’s garage. A summary of the car’s specification has been listed below:
- 3.2 inline 6 (343bhp & 262lbft)
- 6speed manual gearbox
- Limited slip differential
- 19” M double spoke alloy wheels
- Titanium Silver metallic paint
- Imola Red leather interior
- Electric sports seats
- Climate control
- Electric mirrors
- Auto Xenon lights
- Rear parking sensors
- Heated seats
- Multifunction steering wheel
Like the majority of our cars here at Renaissance Classic Sports Cars; this vehicle comes with a comprehensive provenance and history portfolio, including the original driver’s Manual, stamped maintenance book and black BMW wallet. The car will also come with any of the previous owner’s invoices, receipts and previous MOT certificates. We will also carry out our own in depth checks and preparation work with the vehicle to bring it up to an exceptional standard we are proud of. A short summary of the full service history is below:
28/09/2004 BMW main dealer Delivery
23/10/2004 BMW main dealer 1,376
01/06/2005 BMW main dealer 11,122
03/05/2006 BMW main dealer 21,839
03/04/2007 BMW main dealer 33,009
05/01/2008 BMW main dealer 43,710
03/12/2010 Independent specialist 54,046
31/12/2012 Independent specialist 57,138
02/01/2015 Independent specialist 59,770
21/12/2015 Independent specialist 61,101
29/12/2016 Independent specialist 61,651
05/05/2018 Independent specialist 62,286
** This vehicle will also receive a service, an MOT and a Pre-delivery inspection from the Renaissance Classic’s Workshop Team that can be added to the provenance file prior to collection.
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 email@example.com or Tel: James Wilson or Graham Beeson on 01483 225878 or 0780 123 5272.