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2003.5 BMW (E46) M3 Coupe

2003.5 BMW (E46) M3 Coupe


A full description and more pictures are coming soon.


Price: SOLD

Mileage: 104,500 Miles

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Jet Black Exterior

Interior: Black Leather Interior (N5SW)

Additional features:

Brushed Aluminum Interior Trim

Cold Weather Package:

Heated Sport Seats

Headlight Washers

Premium Package:

Power Memory Seats w/ Adjustable Bolsters

Glass Sunroof

Rain Sensor Windshield Wipers

Auto Dimmer Rearview Mirror

ZHP Shift Knob

Xenon Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Kenwood DNX 9980HD Headunit with Garmin Navigation

Harman Kardon HiFi Sound System

Back Up Camera

Automatic Climate Control

On Board Computer

Fold Down Rear Seats

M Leather Multifunction Steering Wheel

Anthracite Headliner

White Direction Indicator Lights

Fog Lights

Tinted Windows

H&R Sport Springs

Carbon Fiber CSL-Style Rear Lip

Carbon Fiber CSL-Style Diffuser

18-Inch Hyper Black Staggered Apex Arc-8 Wheels

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires

Stock 18-Inch Style 67 Wheels and Tires Included

SMG-Manual Swap w/ Fresh Clutch and Shifter Components

Clean Carfax


2003.5 BMW (E46) M3 Coupe exterior photo

The E46 generation M3 was the last of a legacy of normally aspirated, inline 6-cylinder M cars that defined the marque. At the heart of the E46 M3 was the 333-horsepower S54B32 engine, an evolution of an architecture that reaches back to the original M535i and M1. The S54 won multiple engineering awards upon its release and, at the time, it produced the highest horsepower per liter for a normally aspirated production engine. A pull to its screaming 8000-RPM redline is a smile-evoking experience that is only made better by the communicative and composed E46 chassis. The M3 also got exclusive suspension, brakes, and wheels that gave it formidable performance. Even today, a well-driven E46 M3 can hold its own against much more powerful and modern performance cars. The 2001, 2002, and early 2003 model years had a rod bearing recall that was remedied by mid-2003. The SI B covering this was extended into June of 2003 build dates, but only as a precautionary measure. A mid-lifecycle update starting with March of 2003 (2003.5) model years included several new features, the most notable being LED taillights.


 exterior photo

This 2003 black over black M3 has been our favorite car of the summer at Glen Shelly. It is always our first choice for DMV runs, parts pickups, and any other excuse we can find to drive it. We are finally done sorting it and it’s time to find a new owner. It looks F’ing proper with Hyper Black Apex Arc-8 wheels and the carbon fiber CSL-style rear lip. It pulls super strong and runs flawlessly. Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and H&R Sport Springs put that power to the road with excellent grip and handling. It is optioned with desirable features like the Cold Weather and Premium Packages, Xenon headlights, post-facelift LED taillights, and a touch screen Kenwood stereo with Garmin Nav and a backup camera. I also have a complete carbon fiber interior trim kit I will sell for extra if you want to go that route. The Carfax is clean and shows a history of regular oil changes and frequent services. It started life as an SMG II automated manual, but we swapped it to a three-pedal manual due to a bad SMG pump. In the process we removed the SMG steering wheel paddles, installed a fresh clutch kit, clutch master and slave cylinder, shifter assembly, ZHP shift knob, pedal assembly, resealed the gearbox, and had the bell housing machined by Performance Technic. The result is an M3 the looks and drives exactly like it originally came spec’d as a 6-speed manual. From there we gave it a VANOS resealing and fresh valve adjustment. The E46 M3 has diverged with neglected and abused examples priced in the low teens and low-mileage pristine examples holding in the mid-$20Ks or higher. We like this one so much because it’s right in between. It is properly sorted and presents fantastic, but its just imperfect enough to drive and enjoy without guilt—like every M car should be. It would make a great autocross / DE car as it sits, or you can easily take it a step further in that direction. We also offer performance driving instruction and race coaching.

I will update this ad shortly with comprehensive exterior, interior, and mechanical descriptions. Contact us in the meantime to schedule a viewing.

VIN Decode

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VIN Decode

  • Vehicle Identification Number: WBSBL93443JR22507
  • Type: BL93
  • Model: M3 – USA
  • Development Code: E46 (2)
  • Chassis: Coupe
  • Steering: LL
  • Doors: 2
  • Engine: S54
  • Displacement: 3.20

  • Power: 333 Horsepower

  • Drivetrain: Rear

  • Transmission: Manual

  • Color: Jet Black (Scharz 2 – 668)

  • Upholstery: Black Leather Interior (Teilleder W.n./Schwarz Leder N5SW)
  • Production Plant: REGENSBURG
  • Production Date: 3-24-2003


  • 403 Glass Roof, Electric
  • 441 Smokers Package
  • 459 Power Seats w/ Memory
  • 464 Skibag
  • 473 Front Armrest
  • 490 Adjustable Bolster Width
  • 494 Heated Front Seats
  • 502 Headlight Washer System
  • 508 Parking Distance Control (PDC)
  • 521 Rain Sensor
  • 522 Xenon Headlights
  • 609 Navigation System Professional
  • 640 Car Telephone Preparation
  • 650 CD Player
  • 674 Harmon Kardon HiFi Loudspeaker System
  • 692 CD Changer I-bus Preparation
  • 737 Brushed Aluminum Shadow Interior Trim
  • 792 M Lt/Aly Wheels Style 67 19” (not included, but 18” Style 67s are)
  • 793 SMG Drivelogic (swapped to 6-Speed manual)
  • 925 Shipping Protection Package
  • 946 Consideration of Price Dependency

Standard Equipment

  • 210 Dynamic Stability Control
  • 249 Multi Function Steering Wheel
  • 354 Green Stripe Windscreen
  • 431 Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • 520 Foglights
  • 534 Automatic Air Conditioning
  • 550 On-Board Computer
  • 645 Radio Control US
  • 710 M Leather Steering Wheel
  • 775 Individual Anthracite Headliner
  • 785 White Direction Indicator Lights
  • 845 Acoustic Belt Warning
  • 853 Language Version English
  • 876 Radio Frequency 315 Mhz
  • 992 Number Plate Attachment