I purchased this car in 2016 with 157000km and a lot of TLC needed. It had been in a front end accident, been hastily repaired, and had a rebuilt title.  Since I intended to mostly gut whatever car I bought anyway, for the price I paid, this was the right car for me at the time.  I bought it to replace my sadly written off modded E36 328i convertible which had similar mods to what I now have on this E46 M3.  At first I focused on the M3’s basic maintenance and fixing a few things – mostly leftovers from the previous accident damage.  Then in 2017 I had a major mechanical overhaul/upgrade project done on it at 164000km, which completely transformed the car and made it feel like the ideal spiritual successor to my E36.  Looking ahead, I’ll be in the market soon for a rebuilt diff & 6mt gearbox, along with a carbon driveshaft, followed by body/cosmetic upgrades & refresh.  Got a great deal I should know about?  Contact me.

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The Basics

  • 2002 BMW (E46) M3 Convertible
  • 3.2L L-6 Engine
  • 6-Speed Manual Gearbox
  • Original Carbon Black Metallic Exterior
  • Fully Automatic Black Softtop
  • Black Leather Interior
  • Silver Carbon Interior Trim
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • ABS, CBC, DSC, SRS
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Power Group/Central Locking/Heated Mirrors/Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror/Seat Memory

Upgrades & Maintenance

  • Karbonius CF Intake & Snorkel with ITG Filter
  • aFe Intake Scoop
  • Mishimoto Radiator, E-Fan & Silicon Hoses
  • Turner Motorsport Power Pulley Kit (2 pulleys)
  • WPC Treated Rod Bearings (164000km)
  • Schrick 288/280 Cams (12.5mm lift)
  • Schrick DLC-coated Rocker Arms
  • MP Racing Oil Filter Housing Cap
  • aFe Twisted Steel Long Tube Headers; Street Series
  • aFe Mach Force XP Catback Exhaust
  • Motion Motorsport Aluminum Underpanel
  • MP Racing Exhaust Hanger Plate
  • Rogue Engineering Octane Short Shifter
  • Clutch replaced with OEM (164000km)
  • JB Racing Aluminum Flywheel
  • ECS SS Clutch Line
  • ECS Clutch Fork Pivot Pin
  • UUC CDV Delete
  • TTFS Alpha-N Custom ECU Tune
  • ST XTA Coilover Suspension
  • ST Front+Rear Swaybars
  • ECS Rear Camber Arms
  • ECS Ultimate Performance Rear Shock Mounts
  • UUC Poly Engine Mounts (Street/Track)
  • ECS Poly Transmission Mounts (Street, 70A)
  • Whiteline Poly Front Control Arm Bushings & Mounts
  • AKG Motorsport Poly Rear Trailing Arm Bushings (Street, 90A)
  • AKG Motorsport Poly Subframe Bushings (Street/Track, 95A)
  • ECS Poly Differential Bushings
  • BMW Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates
  • Turner Subframe Reinforcement Plates
  • CMP Auto Engineering Subframe Solution
  • ECS Rear Shock Mount Reinforcement Plates
  • Rogue Engineering Racebrace
  • ECS Drilled & Slotted Brake Rotors (345mm front, 328mm rear)
  • ECS Performance Caliper Guide Bushings
  • ECS SS Brake Lines
  • Replica BMW Style 437 19″ Wheels (staggered 8.5″ front, 9.5″ rear)
  • Kumho Ecsta LE Sport KU39 Tires (225/40/19 front, 255/35/19 rear)
  • ECS Tuning 12.5mm Wheel Spacers (rear)
  • Carbon Fiber Kidney Grilles
  • Carbon Fiber Side Grilles
  • Carbon Fiber CSL Rear Diffuser
  • Carbon Fiber Roundel Overlays
  • Depo Smoked Front Corner Lights
  • Depo Smoked Side Marker Lights
  • Eagle Eyes Smoked LED Taillights
  • BMW Rear Wind Deflector
  • Pioneer AVIC-Z2 7″ Touchscreen Head Unit with GPS Navigation & Vehicle Dynamics (upgraded to 2012 software & 80GB HDD)
  • Pioneer GEX-P920XM XM Radio Tuner
  • Pioneer ND-BT1 Bluetooth Adapter
  • Pioneer CD-RB10 Aux Input Adapter
  • Rear View Camera
  • Pioneer PRS-D800 Amplifier
  • JL Audio 10W1V3-4 Subwoofer
  • Wicked CAS Subwoofer Enclosure
  • PAC Steering Wheel Radio Control Interface