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A phenomenal BMW E46 M3 Convertible with 31,509 miles and full BMW history.
M Aerodynamic Bodystyling, side airbags, automatic stability control + traction (ASC+T), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Bi-Xenon headlamps, auto headlamps, front air dam, rear apron, heated screen washer 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; CD changer, front centre armrest, front seat heating, satellite navigation, TV, M Sport double spoke alloy wheels, SMG Drivelogic transmission. Dealer options; BMW Turbulence deflector with storage case.
Chosen by BMW as the promotional launch colour for the E46 M3, this phenomenal example is finished in Phoenix Yellow Metallic (Code 445). The spectacular vibrant finish is flawless with the original paintwork entirely commensurate with 31,509 miles and cherished enthusiast ownership. Hyper-fussy meticulous scrutiny will find nothing other than the tiniest of markings to the driver’s door handle. All trim sections and discreet BMW M badging are in excellent condition and the front screen still has the BMW airbag warning sticker attached. The black fabric hood is in excellent condition and operates perfectly. All wheel arch apertures and underside are beautifully clean. A fantastic BMW M Car, one of the best in existence.
Soft luxurious Nappa leather in Kiwi, (Code N50V), with Black interior trim is the perfect combination for the vivacious exterior colour scheme. Hugely supportive M sports seats and the driver inclined cockpit hint towards the race breed pedigree of this awesome machine. The beautifully clean upholstery portrays all the hallmarks of fastidious ownership and the super low mileage of this example. The spotlessly clean carpets have been protected by genuine BMW carpet mats from new. The chunky M leather multi-function steering wheel displays the blue and red stitching and the door shuts are beautifully clean. Light scratches to the centre ashtray are visible and a IO Talk 2 Bluetooth system has been neatly installed. 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 5.2 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 and smooth 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
Expensive factory optional 19in BMW M light alloy wheels in double-spoke styling 67 are polished and forged and remain in amazing condition with absolutely no lacquer peel, damage or scratches. Matching branded Kumho Ecsta SPT measuring 225/40 ZR19 and 255/35 ZR19 front and rear respectively have masses of tread remaining. 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.
Built in week 43 2001 and supplied new by Main Dealer Specialist Cars BMW Ltd of Stevenage on the 23rd November 2001, this example has covered an incredibly low 31,509 miles with just three keepers. A BMW print out reveals a purchase price of £47,060 excluding on the road charges. Full BMW Main Dealer condition-based servicing is recorded in the service book with seven stamped entries all from the supplying BMW Main Dealer with exception of the most recent at 29,581 miles with Sytner BMW of Solihull. The original leather bound BMW wallet houses a complete book pack along with full dealership literature.
The previous keeper, Mr C Harvey, purchased the car as an Approved Used BMW from Sytner Harold Wood of Romford in June 2015 to add to his extensive classic car collection, and indeed an invoice from them confirms the purchase price of £17,350. A BMW Main Dealer is only permitted to sell a used car through the network providing it conforms to high standards, including full BMW service history. This enthusiast owned cherished example with delight and amaze in every conceivable way.
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