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
You'd have to be seriously intent on rattling the E46 to actually kill it, though watch out for the rear suspension coils, sub frames (they can crack), the diff and of course, the condition of the tyres. Give SMG-equipped cars a thorough going over too, because though failures are rare, repairs are very, very expensive.
But enough doom and gloom: find some money because here's a CSL, with 27k on the clock, full BMW service history (including the all-important running in service), for, well, there's no easy way of putting this... £47,995. Sure, it's a big sticker, but it's done hardly any mileage. All the more for you to enjoy.