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2002 BMW E46 M3

iiNNEX

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Sep 5, 2019
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Thought I'd make a thread to post pics of my current car.

I won't bore you with a full on maintenance/build thread as that is already being done on another forum but here are some general info.

  • 2002 Pre-Facelift with SMG II Gearbox
  • Carbon Black with Imola Red Interior
  • 41,500 Miles
  • 2 Previous Owners – Last enthusiast owner for 13 years did less than 5,000 miles
  • Great spec – Harmon Kardon, heated seats, no sunroof, etc
  • Full and over the top service history
Some of the modifications to the car include:

• Genuine CSL Alloys with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
• H&R Wheel Spacers 12mm front 10mm Rear
• H&R Adjustable Anti Roll bars
• Alcon Mono's 6 Pot front and 4 Pot rear
• KW V2 Coilovers
• Evolve CSL Style Carbon Airbox
• Eventuri Air Scoop
• Rogue Rear Trailing Arm Bushes
• Rogue Rear Top Mounts
• RevShift Engine Mounts
• RevShift Transmission Mounts
• Hack engineering Billet Exhaust Hangers
• Stainless Steel exhaust Flanges
• Re-trimmed Steering Wheel in Alcantara (Royal)
• Painted Interior Trim in BMW Piano Black
• Purple Tag Quick Steering Rack
• Facelift Rear LED Lights
• Interior Boot release switch
• Turner Motorsport Subframe Reinforcement plates fitted by CA Automotive
• Storm Titanium Gear Knob, Shifter Paddles & Handbrake
• Intravee II & Alpine KCA-420i with 'Stay Awake' Mod
• Motion Motorsport Aluminum Underpanel
• Tuned CSL Engine Software Remap with printout @ 366.9bhp
• CSL '255' Gearbox Software
• CSL Engine Oil Warm Up lights
• CSL Rev Matching
• Delimited
• M-Track (Less Intrusive DSC)
•Carphonics Stage 2 BM54 Amp Upgrade
•Carphonics Stage 2 Digital freeview TV/DAB Tuner Upgrade

Enough text, have some pictures:












Nice and healthy engine with decent power output:



Got a cruise coming up this weekend, will post more after. In the meantime feel free to follow me on insta: @m3mnx

Thanks,
SK
 

iiNNEX

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Sep 5, 2019
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is m3 swapped for an m2 now? :)
Yes sir, I got an offer that was too good to be true for the M3 so it had to go. I consider the OG M2 to be the modern day version of an E46 so it was a natural progression. I miss the NA engine, but I do love the huge amounts of torque this has and it sounds pretty epic too. I did look at the M2 Competition and while it does have many improvements over the original, the S55 engine just does not sound good to me, no matter what you do to it. That and the huge depreciation they are going through at the moment, thought I best play it safe.

Enough wall of text, here's a few pics :)










Oh and it's good to be back in a Manual again, damn I missed it! :D
 

GazmaN

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Yes sir, I got an offer that was too good to be true for the M3 so it had to go. I consider the OG M2 to be the modern day version of an E46 so it was a natural progression. I miss the NA engine, but I do love the huge amounts of torque this has and it sounds pretty epic too. I did look at the M2 Competition and while it does have many improvements over the original, the S55 engine just does not sound good to me, no matter what you do to it. That and the huge depreciation they are going through at the moment, thought I best play it safe.

Enough wall of text, here's a few pics :)










Oh and it's good to be back in a Manual again, damn I missed it! :D
Good choice! Those rear quarters...ooooooffff 😍
 

icelink

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Yes sir, I got an offer that was too good to be true for the M3 so it had to go. I consider the OG M2 to be the modern day version of an E46 so it was a natural progression. I miss the NA engine, but I do love the huge amounts of torque this has and it sounds pretty epic too. I did look at the M2 Competition and while it does have many improvements over the original, the S55 engine just does not sound good to me, no matter what you do to it. That and the huge depreciation they are going through at the moment, thought I best play it safe.

Enough wall of text, here's a few pics :)
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Oh and it's good to be back in a Manual again, damn I missed it! :D
Sincerely happy for you! they do sound epic indeed and have the looks.