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Highlights

  • Only 4,000 miles covered in the last 5 years
  • SMG transmission and clutch replaced by BMW Workshop
  • Regular annual oil changes
  • Recently passed MOT with no advisories

The Appeal

The BMW E46 M3 is a revered model among enthusiasts, known for its balanced handling, powerful straight-six engine, and timeless design. Often lauded as one of BMW's finest sports models of all time, it's a car that's only had its reputation hardened in recent years, and continues to thrill a new generation of enthusiasts.

This particular example, finished in a striking Topaz Blue, stands out not only for its iconic colour but also for its meticulous maintenance and low mileage. Having covered only 4,000 miles in the past 5 years, this M3 has been sparingly used and well cared for - resulting in a fabulous prospect for any enthusiast who's always fancied getting behind the wheel. 

This M3 benefits from significant recent work, including a service, and a replacement of the SMG transmission and clutch by a BMW Workshop. Regular annual oil changes and a recent carbon clean of the engine further underscore the level of care this car has received - leaving it ready and waiting for its new owner.

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History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 2002
  • With the current owner since 2019
  • Only 4,000 miles covered in the last 5 years
  • Recently serviced 
  • SMG transmission and clutch replaced by BMW Workshop
  • Regular annual oil changes
  • Engine carbon cleaned 3 years ago
  • MOT valid until October 2024 with no advisories
  • Car is currently SORN
  • Original number plate reinstated
  • Currently indicates 119,605 miles

The Condition

  • Topaz Blue paintwork with some age-related marks and scratches on the boot lid
  • Bodywork in fine order with no notable issues
  • All badging is present and correct
  • Original alloys still in good order
  • Interior seat bolsters in very good condition
  • No sign of any rips, tears or substantial wear the carpets and upholstery
  • Dashboard is clean and well-kept
  • All instruments are clear and legible

The Mechanics

  •  3.2 L S54B32 I6 powerplant
  • SMG transmission with 6 gears
  • Serviced and rod bearings done 
  • SMG transmission and clutch replaced by BMW Workshop
  • Car has been subject to annual oil changes
  • Engine carbon cleaned 3 years ago
  • Car has always been run on V-Power fuel
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make BMW
  • Model M3
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 119,605 Miles
  • Engine size 3200
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Leeds
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 6 bidders
  • Mbl1 £7,000 18/06/24
  • Mbl1 £6,000 18/06/24
  • Mbl1 £5,300 18/06/24
  • Mbl1 £5,100 18/06/24
  • jeremy-•••• £5,000 18/06/24
  • Mbl1 £4,600 18/06/24
  • ikathra•••• £4,500 17/06/24
  • Remo911 £4,100 16/06/24
  • Steve26•••• £4,000 16/06/24
  • Jkrlly9•••• £1,000 16/06/24
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