[E46] E46 M3 Coupe - 2005

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  1. 9 Jun 2019 at 7:49 PM #1
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    After much deliberation, I have decided it is time to find my M3 a new owner. I fully intended to keep this M3 and have cherished it accordingly. My M3 has been maintained without regard to expense.

    After eight years of ownership, the opportunity arose to buy myself a new performance car and have decided that I do not need two performance cars, so I wish my M3 to go to a new owner.

    This M3 was originally purchased on 1st March 2005 from Barons of Hindhead and I purchased the M3 in 2011 at 41,000 miles after extensive research and having looking at many M3's that were not to the standard I required. In contrast, this M3 was a fantastic car. Well looked after, excellent condition and history with all the equipment I wanted, so I bought it.

    The service history is as follows:
    Running-in check - 1,292 miles at Vines of Redhill.
    Oil service - 12,579 miles at Barons of Hindhead.
    Inspection I - 26,759 miles at P.C. Autocare.
    Oil service - 38,778 miles at Cooper Reading.
    Inspection II - 48,004 miles at Grosvenor Independent BMW, Reading.
    Oil service - 59,579 miles at Grosvenor Independent BMW, Reading.
    Inspection I - 71,027 miles at Grosvenor Independent BMW, Reading.

    The most recent MOT was carried out at Grosvenor Independent BMW, Reading on March 2019 at 79,240 miles. The current mileage is 79,407 but may rise slightly as the car is still used for small distances. The next MOT is due in March 2020. The new owner will of course have to tax the M3, but as it's a pre-2006 registration, this is currently only £325 per annum.

    The next service is due in 3,800 miles and is an oil service. The next major service will be an Inspection II in perhaps 15,000 miles from the current mileage. The service intervals are determined by the car and how it is driven, and are not set mileages. I ensure I always keep the RPM below 2500 RPM while the engine is cold, I believe this is the RPM the Vanos variable valve timing starts operating, so figured a good plan for engine longevity was to keep below this figure until the engine is warm.

    As the service intervals average at 12,000 miles, and that seems too long between oil changes, I additionally have the Castrol TWS oil and filter changed at interim 6,000 mile intervals. The car has only been run on Shell V-Power petrol in my ownership. The M3 is fitted with Continental Sport Contact 6 tyres.

    A large number of other tasks have been carried out outside of the services, including:
    - Brake disks and pads.
    - Propshaft centre bearing.
    - Rear suspension springs.
    - Rear trailing arm bushes.
    - New xenon headlight bulbs.
    - Official BMW battery.
    - Driver and passenger airbag recall completed.

    The boot floor was inspected at the last MOT in March 2019 and was found to be fine with no cracks or other damage.

    Equipment list:
    - Carbon Schwarz (black) metallic paint and black nappa leather interior.
    - Borla performance exhaust. The original exhaust is available on request.
    - Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system.
    - Professional Satellite Navigation (Europe) with seven digit UK postcode DVD upgrade. Original BMW DVD included.
    - Digital Freeview and Analogue TV.
    - Heated front seats.
    - BMW 6 CD changer. This is currently in situ but unplugged and a Dension USB Media Player adapter added to the CD changer interface. Can be easily reverted if required.
    - Dension Gateway 300 USB Adapter. Interfaces through the CD autochanger plug so can be operated through the audio system and steering wheel.
    - Bluetooth Telephone connection (calls and SMS only - no media playback).
    - Electric folding door mirrors.
    - Auto-dipping rear view mirror - renovated and updated by "Mirror John" from M3 Cutters.
    - Auto Zenon headlights.
    - Auto windscreen wipers.
    - LED rear lights.
    - Tyre pressure sensor.
    - Original tyre repair kit, first aid kit, torch.
    - Three keys: two operational, one valet key.
    - All original documentation, booklets and leather case.
    - Front seats multiway electric adjustment with lumbar support plus four memory settings.
    - 19" M Double spoke style 67 alloy wheels.

    There are a few small chips on the passenger door, I have no idea how it occurred. I have taken a photo of this minor damage, the last photo in the list.

    I would like £15,000 for my M3 and I will only accept payment by bank transfer.


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    Thanks,
    Steve
     
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  2. 9 Jun 2019 at 8:24 PM #2
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    Very nice manual coupe. Very well priced too. I’d be all over this if it were later in the year. Good luck but this shouldn’t hang about
     
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  3. 9 Jun 2019 at 9:34 PM #3
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    GLWS :thumbsup:
     
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  4. 10 Jun 2019 at 10:55 AM #4
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    I’d imagine that was a tough decision.. Had mine the same amount of time, it’s almost one of the family now after all the trips we’ve made in it.
    Hope you don’t get sellers remorse when it goes ;)
     
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  5. 10 Jun 2019 at 1:14 PM #5
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    Indeed, it has been a very tough decision but I find it hard to justify having two performance cars. Nonetheless, I am sure I will miss the M3 when she is gone though, eight years is by far the longest I have owned a car in my life.

    This car has been with us for many family holidays and does indeed feel like a part of the family. This is accentuated by the fact that my new performance car has back seats that are suitable only for a four-year old, so it won't be involved in any family holidays, our family Mondeo will have to fill that role now.

    Cheers,
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  6. 12 Jun 2019 at 10:04 PM #6
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    My M3 is now sold.

    Thanks,
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    What have you replaced it with?
     
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    Nice car at the right price. Always sell fast.
     
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  9. 14 Jun 2019 at 11:16 AM #9
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    As a picture is worth a thousand words, I now have this, pictured alongside the M3 on the day I sold the M3:

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    Cheers,
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  10. 14 Jun 2019 at 11:51 AM #10
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    I love that. My dad bought the non supercharged version at the start of the year and its had me looking at the supercharged version.

    Lovely car are you happy with it as a replacement to the M3?
     
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    It is a great car, my first V8. It's more relaxed than the M3 despite being more powerful, so that suits me better these days now that I'm rapidly approaching 60. I also can't be bothered to keep changing gear :p If you bury the accelerator into the carpet, all hell breaks loose and you hurtle towards the horizon quicker than anything I have ever been in, it's more like what you'd experience on a superbike.

    The exhaust is rather more muted than I had hoped, despite having removed fuse 19 that holds the active exhaust open. I would like it to sound more like an AMG V8 or a Maserati V8, which I'm sure is possible.

    Cheers,
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    Nice change from the M3! What a bruiser :)
     
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