Now available for auction is this 2006 BMW E46 M3 finished in Imola Red over a black Nappa leather interior. Acquired from a prominent E46 M3 collection out of Scottsdale, this final-year Competition Package (ZCP) model showcases a new KW V2 coilover suspension, a CSL-style Karbonius carbon-fiber intake plenum, and a Status Gruppe cat-back exhaust system. Reported to have been diligently maintained by reputable BMW specialists, this nicely presented 6-speed E46 M3 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Pennsylvania with just over 101k miles on the odometer.
This M3 is finished in Imola Red (405) and sports distinctive M3-specific features include wider fender flares, side air vents, aerodynamic wing mirrors, quad exhaust tips, and revised front and rear fascias. Minimal signs of road-going wear are reported including some imperfections on the front bumper, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This E46 M3 rides on factory 19” Competition Package Style 127 forged wheels that are currently mounted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires showing dates codes from 2017-2018.
Inside, this M3 features a black Nappa leather interior with special Competition Package details including Milled-Effect Aluminum trim as well as an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and handbrake lever, both of which have been recently reupholstered. The M3 comes standard with 14-way power-adjustable sport seats and a black Alcantara headliner. Other options include a glass sunroof, a Harmon Kardon hi-fi audio system, Parking Distance Control, and a BMW MK4 navigation system. Some typical signs of wear are reported throughout the cabin and the seller confirms all instrumentation and accessories to be fully functional.
The E46 M3 is powered by an S54 3.2L naturally aspirated inline-six engine, which was factory rated at 333 HP and 269 lb.-ft of torque. The S54 engine features motorsport-derived technology including individual throttle bodies, quasi-dry sump lubrication, and double VANOS variable valve timing. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The Competition Package equips larger two-piece cross-drilled rotors, a reduced steering ratio, and an M Track Mode that modifies the Dynamic Stability Control characteristics. This M3 has recently been equipped with an adjustable KW V2 coilover suspension. The original plastic air intake has been replaced in favor of an upgraded M3 CSL-style carbon-fiber Karbonious intake plenum for improved airflow and induction sound. A Status Gruppe cat-back exhaust has also been installed along with M3 CSL engine software. All modifications and maintenance are said to have been carried out by reputable BMW specialists in the Scottsdale area, including a VANOS service and regular oil changes. Some invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery.
This sale will include a collection of maintenance records and a clean California title. One of the most desirable and highly regarded M-cars of all time, this final year E46 M3 Competition Package presents an opportunity that is not to be missed.