BMW E46 M3 Convertible
- Mileage: 42,971
- Year: 2003
- MOT Expiry: August 2024
- Exterior Colour: Titanium Silver Metallic
- Interior Colour: Black Nappa Leather
- Top speed: 155
- 0-60mph: 5.5
- BHP: 338
- Transmission: 6-Speed SMG
- Engine Capacity: 3246cc
- Engine Configuration: Straight 6
Titanium Silver Metallic paintwork, Black Nappa leather, Electric folding soft-top in dark blue, 19-inch M forged alloy wheels, 6-speed SMG transmission, Electric front sports seats, Satellite navigation, Park Distance Control (PDC), BMW CD player, Front central armrest, Automatic air conditioning, Self-dimming rear-view mirror, Multifunction M Sports steering wheel, Cruise control, Automatic Xenon lights, Rain-sensitive wipers, Headlight cleaning system, M front strut brace, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Alarm system, LED adaptive rear lights, White front indicator lights, Front fog lights, Warning triangle, BMW toolkit, BMW carpet mats, Wind deflector with storage case, Spare remote key and valet key.
Having lived a sheltered life in the hands of only one keeper since September 2005, this low mileage M3 remains in excellent original condition. The car was treated to a full detail on arrival with us and the result is what you see here, beautiful silver paintwork with a great shine. At the front end the lights are crystal clear and there are only a handful of stone chips to note. She’s arrow-straight along both sides and, quite remarkably, the paintwork is entirely original throughout. The contrasting dark blue electric hood operates perfectly and condition-wise it’s spot-on with no rips or discolouration to the fabric. The underside of the car has also been inspected and presents in particularly fine order with no cracks to report around the boot floor/subframe area. Wheel-wise, the 19-inch M forged wheels have all just been fully refurbished by Lepsons with the correct diamond-cut finish. All in all, an excellent example of the fast-appreciating E46 M3, looking every bit the low mileage of just 42k.
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The soft black Nappa upholstery retains a perfect factory matte sheen with almost no wear to the bolsters and, having never been allowed to dry out in the sun, the leather is still notably supple. The dash and door cards are also in superb condition and the steering wheel shows an excellent grain to the leather. Other commonly scratch-prone areas such as the driver’s door pull and centre console trims are also well presented and hint at only light use. In the footwells the spotless carpets are well protected by the original BMW overmats, again in all first-rate condition. Still housing the removable wind deflector within its storage case, the boot area is free from any unsightly marks or scratches where larger items have been loaded.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The S54 is an iconic six-cylinder powerplant revving to 8,000rpm with an intoxicating rasp at higher revs. In this car it’s paired with BMW’s Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) that ensures an ultra-fast shift through all six gears, providing a direct and consistent flow of power at all engine speeds. The mechanical condition of this E46 is excellent and the last service was carried out in September 2022 by noted marque specialist, Barkers Motor Works in Haslemere. The engine bay is also very well presented with no signs of any accident damage or previous poor repair. The car has just returned from having a full vehicle health check by our trusted classic car workshop and everything works just as it should.
First registered in November 2003 this lovely facelift M3 cabrio has driven just 42,791 miles in the hands of only three registered keepers. The current owner purchased the car from Barons BMW in Hindhead way back in September 2005 when it was just two years old. The accompanying History File comprises the original M3 leather document wallet with all owners manuals, the stamped service book (entries below), two spare remote keys, the valet key, a raft of invoices, MOT certificates, original sales brochures, and the V5C showing only 2 former keepers.
04/12/2003 at 1,169 miles – Running-in check – BMW
09/07/2004 at 13,277 miles – Oil service – BMW
22/08/2005 at 26,183 miles – Inspection I – BMW
20/06/2007 at 30,768 miles – Oil service – BMW
29/07/2014 at 39,868 miles – Inspection II – Barkers Motor Works
30/08/2017 at 41,568 miles – Oil service – Barkers Motor Works
02/08/2019 at 41,710 miles – Inspection I – Barkers Motor Works
30/09/2022 at 42,906 miles – Oil service – Barkers Motor Works
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