Sport modification BMW M3 (E46) debuted in October 2000, and in addition to the coupe version of the Bavarian automaker also offered the car in the back of a convertible. By tradition, the distinctive attributes of the external model BMW M3 E46 is a more aggressive bumper, side “skirt” and air intakes in the front wings. In addition, the car is put on the 19-inch alloy wheels BBS.
At the time of its introduction, this engine was the most high-aspirated company.
From zero to hundreds of BMW M3 E46 Coupe accelerates in 5.1 seconds, and the heavier the gig it takes 5.5 seconds. Its top speed is limited at around 250 km/h, but with the option deactivated “collar” maximum speed reaches 308 km/h. Buy BMW M3 E46 can now be priced at an average of $6,500 to $10,000. Tuning model variants will cost more.
BMW M3 E46 GTR.
In February 2001, saw the light of a racing coupe BMW M3 GTR in the back of E46, which is equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine with recoil 500 “horses”. Series American Le Mans Series (ALMS) was built 16 such vehicles.
And at the end of the racing season in 2001 the automaker has released 10 road versions BMW M3 (E46) GTR, the price of each of which was 250,000 euros. This car is seriously flared wheel arches, a massive bumper, a hood with additional air vents, a large rear spoiler on the trunk lid, and the cabin – safety cage and chairs buckets.
BMW M3 E46 CSL.
In 2004, the coupe M3 (E46) acquired its version CSL, which was released a limited edition of 1400 pieces. The car is offered in two versions in all exterior colors: Silver Grey Metallic silver and black Black Sapphire Metallic.
In addition, the car has received migrated suspension and steering, upgraded brakes, but the main efforts have been thrown on weight reduction. Compared to the conventional E46 M3 coupe version CSL “thinner” 110 kg – up to 1385 kg.
To achieve this has been due to the carbon-fiber body kit, carbon fiber hood and roof, thinner rear glass, the removal of the noise insulation of the interior, as well as non-electrical seats, navigation, air conditioning and audio system. Externally, the BMW M3 CSL (E46) can be identified by the front bumper with splitter and increased central air intake, a trunk lid with a more pronounced spoiler and 19-inch wheels BBS, “shod” in poluslik Michelin Pilot Sport Cup. The price of second-hand BMW M3 CSL ranges from $46,000 to $51,000.