German For Sportscar: 2003 BMW M3 E46

This next feature comes as a “friend of the seller” submission from Rich who writes my friend from church is selling his BMW M3…it would be a blast to see his car on DT and show him that I submitted it. I think he’d really appreciate it.  Rich- You had me at M3.  Find this 2003 BMW M3 offered for $19,500 CAD ($14,704 USD) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, via

The E46 generation M3 is a fabulous performance bargain on the used market today and you might find yourself asking why?  The answer is simple — BMW flooded the market with 85,000 of these screaming coupes from 2001-2006.  It was great for BMW (lots of revenue/profit in the 2000s) and great for tightwad sports car hunters today.

The heartbeat of the E36 M3 is the S54 naturally aspirated inline six
that puts 333 horsepower and 262 ft-lbs of torque into a 6-speed manual gearbox. No balky SMG transmission in this one, just a pure and simple 6-speed with its clutch release delay valve removed. 

For the most part this E46 M3 appears well preserved, and the biggest modification is the use of aftermarket Bilstein coilovers — which will allow ride height and shock damping adjustment. Read more about the car on the seller’s post here.

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