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Is a BMW E46 M3 a good investment?

Is a BMW E46 M3 a good investment?

In my opinion, the E46 M3 is ‘best in class’ and there are many car reviews and journalists who agree. Usually, when making an investment, the demand is greatest for the best product with the greatest reputation compared to its competitors. However, when you’re talking about cars this is a slight oversimplification.

Can you daily drive an E46 M3?

The “ultimate driving machine” if you will. In my use case, the BMW E46 M3 performs beautifully as a daily driver, and once the engine has warmed up and you’re out on the open road you really get to enjoy the best of what the M3 has to offer.

How reliable is the E46 m3?

It is a reliable DD if you keep up with maintenance and regularly cover your bases. However, it is not a cheap daily. Parts wear out quicker than in a typical car, and they cost more to repair or replace.

Is the E46 engine reliable?

Many consider the E46 to be one of the best-handling cars BMW ever made. And because so many were made, it’s not terribly difficult to find one. Although the E46’s M54 engine suffers the same VANOS and water pump problems as the N52, BMW Tuning reports overall, it’s still a reliable powerplant.

Is the E46 M3 a sports car?

Registered. it’s the definition of a sportscar. High revolving engine, manual or sequential gearbox, well balanced Chassis.

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Why was the BMW E46 M3 homologation special?

This homologation special was only meant to help the company win Touring Car races, but it started a whole new genre and added excitement to the BMW range that it couldn’t do without. The E36 M3 of ’93 was accused of being more of a marketing tool – a tad unwieldy and overweight – but the E46 was designed to address that.

What was the price of the BMW E46 M3?

The E36 M3 of ’93 was accused of being more of a marketing tool – a tad unwieldy and overweight – but the E46 was designed to address that. Priced on a par with the Porsche Boxster S, the E46 M3 was streets ahead in performance, challenging the much pricier 911 and Audi RS4.

What kind of gearbox does the BMW E46 M3 have?

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed Getrag 420G manual gearbox—the same unit found in the E39 M5. A year into production, BMW added the second iteration of its Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) as an option for those who preferred shifting with paddles. In the rear sits a purely mechanical clutch-type limited-slip differential.

Is the BMW E46 3 Series a good car?

And while the 320i is decent, 184 hp is just on the threshold of being too low, so I wouldn’t recommend anything less. The BMW E46 3 Series was one of BMW’s more reliable cars of this modern era, so you don’t have to worry about too much. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t without its faults.

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