Imola Not Ebola: 2003 BMW M3

If you’ve got $15k to spend on a small late model BMW sedan, you might be tempted to buy a 335i from the previous generation…which would be a good choice, but you might not be familiar with how cheap the E46 generation M3s have become.  And while a newer 3-series might be similar on paper and in terms of horsepower/etc, but the M cars are where BMW puts all of its technological might — complete with upgraded suspension, limited slip differential, fancy single clutch automated manual transmission, 8000 rpm, individual throttle bodies and power everything.  If the regular 3-series is a milkshake, the M3 is a white Russian.  Find this 2003 BMW M3 here on eBay offered for $15,500 buy-it-now located in Midland Park, NJ with a few days to go.

From the seller:

This 2003 BMW E46 M3 is finished in Imola red, full paint exterior respray along with new moldings, cowls, and vents. Gloss black kidney and fender grilles also installed.

Includes Factory 19″ Wheels with good tires all around.

The interior is trimmed in black Nappa leather, and brand new relocation bracket, shifter trim, center console, and cupholders.

The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six is paired with a 6-speed smg sequential manual gearbox and produced 333 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque when new. Recently changed front brake with textar pads and Zimmerman rotors. Upgraded adjustable rear control arms. 

Subframe inspection in January 2019 showed no signs of cracks.

The car comes with an owner’s manual, clean title, and 2 keys.

Year: 2003 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WBSBL93403JR22276

Mileage: 79000 Interior Color: Black

Make: BMW Transmission: Manual



Body Type: Coupe

Vehicle Title: Clear Exterior Color: Red

See a better way to drive with the red mist?