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2004 BMW E46 330i Sport Automatic


  • Low mileage E46 3litre
  • Desirable 220bhp M54 straight six 
  • Well maintained by specialists 
  • Long MOT to April 2025 with no advisories
  • Well presented and practical sports saloon 

The Appeal 

There are compacting sports saloons and then there is the E46. And there are E46s and then there is the M54-powered 330i.
The E46 hit the sweet spot in motoring development when technology enhanced driver engagement rather than robbed it. For those seeking real-world thrills with a decent dollop of comfort, the 330i was the perfect alternative to the more no-holds-barred M3. 
These cars were built to be enjoyed and most have been, which makes this 2004 330i a rarity. It is a very low mileage car, finished in popular silver-grey metallic, with condition to match the sparing use. Inside and out it shows few signs of being a 20 year old modern classic. 
It has clearly been enthusiast owned as the service book has been kept up to date with visits to specialists like Munich Legends. It was most recently serviced 5,000 miles ago and comes to market with a long, advisory-free MOT to April 2025. Perfect as a daily driver or preserved for weekend fun, this quick and capable E46 looks tempting. 

A great car to use as a daily driver and also a unique opportunity to add an original, low mileage, well-survived E46 to your collection. Over 20 years on the E46 is still a sought-after car, offering 00s executive class at an affordable price bracket. With many examples losing their original good looks and adopting a modified enthusiast look, good cared-for and unmolested examples are becoming increasingly rare

The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered 29th June 2004 
  • SIx registered keepers from new 
  • Service book with 12 regular stamps including by specialists like Munich Legends
  • Last serviced at 47,280 miles in March 2022
  • Full set of handbooks and factory wallet, all in good condition 
  • Six registered keepers from new - This is a machine that has been handed on from one family member to another and kept within the family due to the fact the family did not want to depart with such a rare machine. They ended up keeping it in the family hence the number of owners and the super rare low mileage. 
  • MOT to 28th April 2025 with no advisories and 52,116 miles showing on test - looking at the MOT history it is evident that this animal has been used sparingly and has been loved as the MOT history since birth does not show any significant concerns in its life on the road. It illustrates the genuine low mileage and lack of use. It is evident that this was one of many cars by owner and was used briskly

The Condition

  • Factory silver-grey metallic paintwork is well kept 
  • There are some minor signs of age such as stone chips 
  • As a 20 year old car the buyer should expect some level of wear
  • Factory double spoke M alloy wheels generally well kept with some kerbing visible 
  • Exterior trim including rubber fillets and front and rear bumpers are well kept 
  • Underside presents well with surface corrosion but no MOT structural advisories
  • Well kept interior with high full leather specification and M Sport trimmings
  • Factory Fitted SAT NAV that had the TV option in the 2000's - this was a rarity and made those having this more sought after as it was a three thousand pound extra. Awkward to use but pleasing to the eye, dash and potential buyers
  • Leather shows few signs of age or wear including driver’s seat
  • Carpets in good order with protective rubber mat to boot area
  • M Sport front seats with adjustable knee support 
  • M Sport three spoke steering wheel showing only light wear
  • Switchgear is well kept with no noticeable scuffs
  • Carbon fibre trim to dashboard and centre console 
  • Electric front seats with memory function 
  • Factory fitted with Parking Distance Control and Xenon headlights with washers

The Mechanics 

  • Highly regarded 2,979cc M54 straight six engine 
  • Standard car with 220bhp power output
  • 5spd automatic gearbox with some sequential shift functionality 
  • Sports factory-fitted suspension 
  • Well maintained with 5,000 miles since last service 
  • Attended to by specialists including Munich Legends
  • No reported driving or running issues to advise buyers 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2004
  • Make BMW
  • Model 3 Series
  • Colour Grey
  • Odometer 52,122 Miles
  • Engine size 2979
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Barking
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom

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