How to buy an old BMW M3
The new one is fantastic, but what if you want a classic M3? Here’s TG’s guide
Posted: 13 May 2014
BMW M3: E46
Ah yes, the return of the flared arches so beloved of the M3 fraternity; also, the return of a proper blood-and-thunder straight-six screamer. The E46 M3 got a 'power dome', many air intakes, four-exhaust pipes and 343bhp at 7,900rpm.
It sounded great, went like hell (0-62mph in 5.2 seconds, top speed of 155mph) and in 2003's CSL guise, was quite simply one of the finest BMWs ever built. Some would say the finest...