2003 BMW M3 Convertible (E46)
Facelift example with desirable 6-speed manual 'box with Oxblood leather interior and stainless backbox showing just 79,800 miles
Supplied new by Mann Autohaus Ltd in September 2003 this attractive E46 series M3 convertible is finished in grey with contrasting oxblood leather interior and desirable Getrag 6-speed manual transmission. The car sits on 19inch wheels and is fitted with a stainless sports back box giving the car a distinctive and sporty rasp. This certainly enhances the bark of the M3's legendary S54 3.2-litre straight-six which develops a mighty 340bhp at a screaming 7,900rpm boasting individual throttle bodies and drive-by wire throttle actuation.
Starting promptly as we manouvered it around for these shots. The black mohair hood and glass rear screen deliver cosy winter motoring ahead of top-down spring and summer fun. In the mean time, hunker down into the heated electric sports seats, let the automatic xenon headlights worry about illumination, crank up the automatic digital climate control with AC and put the pedal to the metal. M3's are always exciting to start up, the warm-up lights steadily going out on the rev-counter until you can open them up and enjoy the sharp perfomance on offer.
The history file includes the V5C showing 6 previous owners to the current, service book showing 8 stamps, the last in January 2021 at 79,650 miles with the first 6 by BMW main dealers including the PDI and running in service. In addition there are a couple of invoices including new drilled Brembo discs and pads for front and rear in July 2019 at a cost of £499.99 and new stainless rear exhaust back boxes at a cost of £225 in January 2021, two old MOTs and an old purchase receipt from 2014 and the current MOT valid until January 2022 with no advisories recorded. A quick glance at the MOT history shows the car has seen little use since the last previous MOT in August 2018 at 79,641 miles and remained in storage in the Brecon Beacons until being pulled out ahead of this sale.
On offer at en enticing estimate giving scope for the new owner to tidy up a few minor cosmetics (pictured) theres a lot of fun to be had in a drop-top M3 and its interesting to note how E46 M3 prices have been climbing again of late, being the last of the legendary naturally aspirated, high revving S50/S54 series engine giving a more 'analogue' driving experience with a proper manual 'box.
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Reg No: RX53MPU
Chassis Number: WB5BR9205UPM94713
Engine Size: 3199
Docs: V5C; service book with 8 stamps; invoices; MOT January 2022 with no advisories
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