SMG Shifted: 2004 BMW M3 E46

Few cars offer the driving experience of a BMW M3, but they can also be expensive to maintain and costly when something goes wrong.  However, prices for the E46 generation M3 are just so ridiculously low these days that I can’t help but salivate when I see one of these. Find this 2004 BMW M3 E46 here on eBay bidding for $8,802 reserve-not-met with $12,995 buy-it-now located in Bohemia, NY.

Oddly enough, the SMG transmission is actually a better choice for your inner racer (than the 6-speed manual) because it is far more competent on the track then in your driveway. Either way you get the same 3.0 liter S54 naturally aspirated inline six
that puts 333 horsepower and 262 ft-lbs of torque.  The S54 is an expensive beast when things go
wrong, but they are pretty rugged engines that drink 10W60 Castrol oil
specifically formulated to lubricated the money out of your wallet with
$150 DIY oil changes.

See another way to get supercar performance for econobox money?