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A stunning BMW E46 M3 Convertible with 45,337 miles and full service history.
M Aerodynamic Bodystyling, side airbags, automatic stability control + traction (ASC+T), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), xenon headlamps, auto headlamps, front air dam, rear apron, heated screenwasher nozzles, Park Distance Control (PDC), M leather multi-function steering wheel, electric M Sports seats with memory, automatic climate control, remote key memory, cruise control, auto wipers. Factory options: Folding mirrors, windscreen with green shade band, Dark Blue hood, high-gloss Shadowline, seat heating, Professional navigation with TV, Harman Kardon Hi-Fi, 6 CD changer, cordless GSM telephone, 67M 8/9.5J alloy wheels, Sequential M Gearbox (SMG Drivelogic). Dealer options: Carpet mats, hard top.
Finished in Titanium Silver metallic, (Code 354), the paintwork is simply magnificent with a brilliant polished shine and uniform finish throughout. Light scratches to the underside lip of the front bumper are visible upon close scrutiny and surprisingly only very minimal stone chips are present to the front. All trim sections and discreet BMW M badging are in impeccable condition and BMW dealer number plates are fitted. The optional blue hood is in excellent condition as is the expensive colour coded hard top with one tiny mark. The rear lamps have been upgraded to the newer style LED units. This beautifully presented and unmolested example proudly showcases its low owner, low mileage cherished credentials. An absolute delight for any BMW M enthusiast.
Soft luxurious Nappa leather in vibrant Cinnamon, (Code N52M), compliments the exterior colour scheme perfectly. Very supportive MSport seats and the driver inclined cockpit hint towards the race breed pedigree of this awesome machine. The beautifully clean upholstery portrays all the hallmarks a fastidious ownership and devoted upkeep with only tiny hairline creases to the driver’s seat bolster and light indentations to the rear seat, barely worthy of mention. The spotlessly clean carpets are preserved having been protected by carpet mats from new. Faint scratches around the handbrake area and a small mark to the one door speaker are barely worthy of a mention. The chunky M leather multi-function steering wheel displays the blue and red stitching clearly. Even the GSM mobile phone supplied as an optional extra remains with the car but has currently been replaced with a genuine BMW cup holder. Completely original and far superior to the usual offerings, this M3 has been beautifully preserved.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A ferocious and true performance legend. Designed solely with pure driving exhilaration in mind, to experience the E46 M3 is an unforgettable drive and truly addictive. The 6 cylinder in-line powerplant is nothing short of a genius in engineering and under bonnet splendour is guaranteed as the area is spotlessly clean, exactly as it left the production line. All correct stickers and identification plates remain fixed. An electronically limited top speed of 155mph and 0-62 time of just 5.5 seconds is quoted. The factory optional SMG Drivelogic system offers a hugely diverse range of settings to suit the driver’s mood delivering everything from the fully automatic relaxed to the phenomenally quick manual gearchanges. In maximum Race mode, rocker switches on the steering wheel allow shifting in less than 80 milliseconds with power flow interrupted for less than 150 milliseconds. True supercar credentials.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional expensive 19in BMW M Light alloy wheels in double-spoke styling 67 are forged and immaculate. Continental Contisport Contact tyres measuring 225/40 ZR19 and 255/35 ZR19 front and rear respectively have excellent tread remaining and are the correct type made specifically for the car with the M3 logo on the side. The high performance braking system featuring compound discs brakes safely masters the staggering power and is everything you would expect of this ultimate driving machine.
Supplied new by Main Dealer Stephen James BMW on the 3rd November 2001, this example has had just three former keepers from new. A new vehicle order outlines the purchase price of £49,160.00 including factory options of £6,217.02. A comprehensive BMW Main Dealer and specialist service history provides a complete recorded of the mere 45,337 miles covered with fastidious maintenance throughout. A documented 15 visits to BMW Main Dealers plus specialist invoices, the most recent service entry is April 2016 at 45,108 miles with 15,150 miles until the next service is due.
The vitally important running in check required within 400 miles of the 1,200 mile marker in order to maintain the manufacturer warranty was carried out and stamped by the supplying dealer at 1,145 miles. Two sets of keys and the complete A5 leather wallet with every original book pack and user guide remains with the car, in addition there is the BMW Approved Used Car wallet supplied when the car was purchased through the Main Dealer network as an Approved Used Vehicle in 2010 when the car had covered 33,782 miles.
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