Lot 141 - 2003 BMW M3 Convertible
|Odometer reading||16,900 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
The BMW E46 M3 was first introduced in October 2000 and appeared worldwide with the new 3.2 litre S54 M-tuned engine. At the time of the car's introduction, this Euro spec engine had the highest specific output naturally aspirated of any engine ever made by BMW (except in the McLaren F1), producing 338hp. It was only available in coupé and convertible bodies as the saloon version had been dropped. The E46 M3 was offered with a standard 6-speed Getrag gearbox with an electrohydraulically actuated clutch (no clutch pedal), but optionally came with an SMG drivelogic gearbox (also known as the SMG II). Shifts are made via the SMG gear knob or the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. The engine had a redline of 8,000 rpm. As with most M engines, the S54 again had 6 independent throttle bodies and this time electronically operated throttles (drive-by-wire throttle with no cable).
This 'fully loaded' BMW M3 Convertible has only covered 16,900 miles from new. Supplied by BMW Heathrow, it came with over £7,000 of options including rear side air bags, Navigation system, Bluetooth telephone, Harman Kardon Hi-Fi, M double spoke wheels, wind deflector and hard top to name but a few of the items. Finished in Titanium silver with black nappa leather interior, this excellent example cost over £50,000 when new and is supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate, the hand book pack and a file which contains a number of MoT certificates which verifies the mileage on the odometer. This is an opportunity to purchase an excellent, low mileage example of a sought after M series BMW.
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