BMW M3 Coupe


— Sold to Ashley —

BMW M3 Coupe finished in ultra rare Alpine White (1 of just 11 in the UK) with Black Nappa Leather interior, Genuine CSL carbon fibre bodykit including front/rear bumpers, vents and bootlid. RECARO Sportster CS Hardback Sports Seats, Carbon Fibre Weave Interior Trim Panels, SMG Drivelogic Automated Manual, Genuine 19-inch CSL Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth, Professional Navigation System, Harmon Kardon Professional Hi-Fi Loudspeaker Sound System, Parking Distance Control, Cruise control, Electric Folding M Mirrors, Voice Control. This M3 is fitted with a Tracker, Alarm and Immobiliser. 87,000 miles with a full service history (BMW and BMW Specialists) and all important running in service. Subframe reinforced with Redish Kit. Front Brake Discs/Pads, SMG Pump, Clutch, Flywheel, Battery and Starter Motor recently replaced. Last serviced July 2019, MOT until September 2020, HPI clear and 6 months warranty for total peace of mind.

Tailored finance packages available upon request, please contact us for a personal quote based on your circumstances. Viewings by appointment, we like to perfectly prepare a car for each viewing.

When BMW released the third generation M3 in October 2002, it was by far the most usable M3 ever. On launch it was the highest specific output car to wear the BMW badge. Only the McLaren F1 could boast having a more powerful BMW NA engine. Like all BMW M models, the car was developed by BMW’s high performance M Division. The M3 featured a 3.2 litre straight six powerplant that can rev to 8,000 rpm mounted up front, connected to the rear wheels in a relatively lightweight bodyshell with perfect 50:50 weight distribution, which can propel the car to 60mph from a standstill in 4.8 seconds. However, where the M3 really shines is in engine responsiveness. The power dome on the aluminium bonnet is a hint at the straight six power within, the dual twin stainless steel exhaust tips at the rear leave you in no doubt. Aggressively flared wheel arches, large front spoiler and quad tailpipes clearly distinguish the E46 M3 from lesser 3-series models. The chrome side gills pay hommage to the classic CS models of the sixties. The design and styling cues are timeless. It is the perfect blend between old and new world performance car technology. The purposeful, muscular lines define the E46 M3, so will your emotions as soon as you turn the key in the ignition. The free revving straight six has an unmistakable rasp on throttle will send tingles up your spine. The M3 Coupe is fast gaining a strong following in collector circles for its looks as well as performance on the road.

“If you’re after an everyday supercar, few vehicles can rise to the challenge like BMW’s third-generation M3. Capable of delivering thrills with every drive, the M3 offers a sublime chassis with a beautifully free-revving 3.2-litre straight six motor.”
AutoExpress 2007

This BMW M3 Coupe comes equipped with almost every option available from the factory including, Professional Navigation System; Harmon Kardon Professional Hi-Fi Loudspeaker Sound System, Parking Distance Control, Cruise Control, Voice Control, Electric Folding M Mirrors, Windscreen with Green Top Tint, Xenon Dynamic Range Headlights, CD-Changer, Centre Armrest, Tracker and Auto Wipers. The M3 has also been fitted with uprated RECARO Sportster CS hardback sports seats which are close to the design of the M3 CSL seats. The headunit has also been upgraded to a modern system that looks very similar to the original BMW unit, it includes Satnav, Bluetooth Phone/Music connectivity and a touchscreen. The standard equipment fitted to this BMW M3 includes an Alarm, Remote Central Locking, Front/Side Airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC+), Tyre Monitoring System, M Sport Button, M Differential, M Suspension, M Steering, Climate Control, Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror, On-Board Computer, Adjustable Steering Column (Reach/Height), M Multi-Function Steering Leather Wheel, Tool Kit, Warning Triangle and First Aid Kit.

The BMW M3 Coupe looks stunning in ultra rare Alpine White, one of just 11 painted in this colour for the UK market. The paintwork condition is excellent, with no blemishes on any panel. All the trim has a perfect finish, as do the front and rear lights, which are free from any damage or moisture. The windows drop as they should when you open the doors. The engine and boot struts operate as they should.

The Black Nappa leather interior is in excellent condition, as are the RECARO Sportster CS hardback sports seats which provide a perfect compliment to the gleaming Alpine White bodywork. There are no marks or signs of wear to any of the trim or switchgear, with the leather retaining a wholly fresh appearance throughout. The Anthracite headlining is unblemished. The sleek aesthetic is topped-off with features like the thick rimmed M Sport leather steering wheel complete with M colour stitching and M-Division SMG gear knob, both remaining in superb condition.

Engine and Transmission
The M3 Coupe comes fitted with the S54 engine, which was an evolution of the BMW S50 unit. This naturally-aspirated in-line six-cylinder engine puts you in touch with 338bhp and 269ft lb of torque. It has a rev limit of 8,000 rpm. The S54 engine has camshafts with variable valve timing (VANOS) with individual throttle bodies and a scavenging oil pump (to avoid oil starvation during high speed cornering). There is a Sport Button that remaps the throttle to make it more responsive when driving enthusiastically. The S54 engine was awarded Engine of the Year for five consecutive years. The SMG 6-speed automated-manual gearbox is the perfect partner for the iconic engine in the M3, it features all the components of the 6-speed manual gearbox, with robotic actuators to change gear. The SMG gearbox software has been updated to the latest CSL version.

Wheels, Tyres and Brakes
The M3 Coupe has a wider front and rear track than other 3-series models, and rides on the genuine 19” CSL BBS M Cross-Spoke 163M lightweight alloy wheels. Michelin Pilot Sport 2 high performance tyres are fitted all round. The M3 has M Division suspension and steering, which has been polybushed and features professionally dialled in HSD coilovers. The front and rear brake discs are floating two-piece items with internal venting which provides a huge amount of stopping power. The front discs and pads have just been changed with genuine OEM parts.

History File
The BMW M3 Coupe has a full service history with the running-in check being carried out as required. The history is BMW main dealer and BMW Specialist garages, the mechanical condition of the car is impeccable. The subframe was also reinforced with the Redish Motorsport E46 Reinforcement Plate Kit, which was fitted at McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The SMG pump was replaced at 75k miles. Serviced July 2019 with a new battery was installed. Subsequently in September 2019 the clutch, flywheel, front discs/pads and starter motor have been replaced.

The car comes complete with the service booklet, invoices of work carried out, original owners manual pack and two keys.

Tailored finance packages available upon request, please contact us for a personal quote based on your circumstances. Viewings by appointment, we like to perfectly prepare a car for each viewing.

Codicote, Hertfordshire