Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this very special, low mileage BMW M3 E46 CS Coupe which is finished in the desirable Interlagos Blue metallic paint. Just 233 right-hand drive cars were produced for the UK market, making this a very special BMW modern classic indeed. A beautifully-produced photographic hardback book featuring our BMW M3 CS and a model-related cherished number plate are also provided.
FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS INCLUDE:- SMG II DRIVELOGIC GEARBOX, M TRACK MODE, COMPETITION PACKAGE, 14.5:1 SPORTS STEERING RACK, FRONT ELECTRIC SPORTS SEATS WITH DRIVER MEMORY, BACKREST WIDTH ADJUSTMENT, FRONT CENTRE ARMREST, INDIVIDUAL METALLIC PAINT, PROFESSIONAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH TV & BLUETOOTH & CD PLAYER, HARMON KARDON SOUND SYSTEM, DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL, M SPORT SPORTS STEERING WHEEL, AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING, XENON HEADLAMPS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE DOOR MIRRORS, FOG LIGHTS, ANTHRACITE HEADLINING, RAIN SENSOR, AUTO HEADLIGHTS, AUTODIM MIRRORS, ON BOARD COMPUTER, CENTRAL LOCKING, 19” M DOUBLE SPOKE 67M ALLOYS, PARK DISTANCE CONTROL, M REAR SPOILER, WHITE INDICATOR LENSES, TOP TINTED WINDSCREEN. TRACKER AND BMW iPOD CONNECTION ALSO FITTED.
The E46 M3 CS still occupies the same unrivalled position amongst the various models in that series as it did when it was first launched. With it, BMW’s M division took everything the top echelons of motorsport had to offer in 2003 and once again raised the sports car to a new level.
Autocar magazine wrote “this M3 CS has its throttle pinned from 2000rpm in third gear and my ears are almost beside themselves, craning out over the lowered window. The noise starts with a deep, cultured rumble, but suddenly at 3000rpm it wakes up and roars an ugly, almost rattly sound – like a wrench running along the bars of a lion’s cage. Gradually the induction roar and hiss from the four stubby exhausts overwhelms everything and the note hardens until it’s screaming round to the cut-out. If ever you needed to explain to a little green man with three eyes and a nifty silver space suit why diesels, turbocharged engines and electric motors simply don’t do it like a highly tuned naturally aspirated petrol engine, point them to this straight six.”
They went on to say, “One of the real strengths of the M3 CS that leads to its enormous popularity is that, despite being a 338bhp sports coupé, it is perfectly happy being used every day for the most mundane of journeys. Here you need a confidence-inspiring car and the M3’s chassis gives you just that. And what aides that confidence, and alone makes the CS worth the extra money over the standard M3, is the CSL’s steering rack. Crucially, it removes the small dead-zone around the straight ahead that was the M3’s biggest dynamic blot. Arriving back at the circuit with pinging discs and wide eyes, I mentally file the experience in the ‘drives to remember for life’ folder in my brain.” The CS was also given a retuned dynamic stability control system with an "M track mode" setting that allowed the car to be pushed to its limits before being activated. Top speed was 155 mph, and 0-62 mph was achieved in just 5.0 seconds.
Our M3 CS Coupe was supplied by Lind Ltd BMW in August 2005 who also carried out the all-important running-in service at 1,217 miles. The CS Coupe comes with a full BMW service history, leather M handbook pack and spare keys. It has been freshly serviced, and the rear subframe checked. A 12-month comprehensive warranty is also included. These CS’s have become highly sought after by BMW collectors and enthusiasts alike. Available to view now at our London showrooms.