Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer the desirable manual gearbox version of the M3 E46 Convertible, which boasts a stunning colour combination and a wonderfully low mileage. These M3s are now very much a modern BMW sports classic to watch.
FACTORY SPECIFICATION INCLUDES:- 6-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX, NAPPA LEATHER INTERIOR, BMW PROFESSIONAL NAVIGATION & TV MODULE, HARMON KARDON HI-FI SYSTEM, PAINTED HARD TOP, 19” M DOUBLE SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS, CLIMATE CONTROL, FRONT CENTRE ARMREST, ELECTRIC FOLDING MIRRORS, M MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL, CD MULTICHANGER, DSC, RAIN SENSING WIPERS, XENON HEADLAMPS, REAR PARKING SENSORS & CARPET MATS.
No car combines fun and practicality and relative affordability with quite the same panache as the E46 M3. It will be remembered as one of the best sporting cars BMW has ever produced, and this manual example is without question the most desirable. The BMW M3 is a high-performance version of the BMW 3 Series, developed by BMW’s in-house motorsport division, BMW M GmbH. Improvements over the regular 3 Series cars include more powerful and responsive engines, improved handling/suspension/braking systems, aerodynamic body enhancements, lightweight components, and interior/exterior accents with the tri-colour “M” (Motorsport) emblem.
The E46 M3, was first introduced in October 2000, with the new 3,246 cc S54 M-tuned engine. It was only available in coupe and convertible body forms. The engine had a redline of 8,000 rpm. As with most M engines, the S54 again had 6 independent throttle bodies and this time electronically operated throttles, (drive-by-wire throttle with no cable).
Maximum power was 338 bhp, and 0 – 62 mph takes just 5.5 seconds in the convertible and maximum torque is 296 lb/ft at 5,000 rpm. Evo magazine wrote, “That 3.2-litre 338 bhp straight-six is wonderful, with an effortless reach, ever-ready vigour and a tight-lipped howl spangled with a zingy, metallic edge.”
Supplied new by Autohaus BMW in April 2003, this ultra-low mileage M3 has been superbly maintained throughout its ownership and its history file boasts service invoices from BMW main dealers. An Inspection II service was carried out at the local BMW main dealer at 7,826 miles in December 2021. A unique opportunity to obtain one of the very lowest mileage M3’s on offer. Available to view now at our London showrooms.