DT: 2001 BMW E46 M3 Coupe 6-Speed

Up for auction is this 2001 BMW E46 M3 Coupe finished in Black over a black interior.  Representing the 3rd generation of the legendary BMW M3 sports car, this E46 is equipped with a venerable S54 inline 6-cylinder engine that sends power to the rear wheels through a highly desirable 6-speed manual transmission.  This example has also been upgraded with a Supersprint cat-back exhaust system and IPE air intake for increased power output and sound.  Purchased by its current owner in April of 2016 with approximately 6k miles traveled since, this driver-grade M3 has been kept in excellent running order and is now being offered by its seller out of Maryland with just over 93k miles showing on the odometer.

The Black paint on this M3 is said to be well presented and the seller reports that the trunk lid was refinished under their ownership along with some of the driver’s side for cosmetic purposes.  The front hood was also previously replaced and painted to match (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  A Supersprint quad-tip exhaust has been installed and this M3 is said to be otherwise stock in its appearance while retaining factory 19” Style 67 wheels.  The seller reports that new Continental all-season tires were installed within the last 200 miles.

Inside, the black leather interior is said to have been nicely kept with all new aluminum-look trim pieces installed under the current ownership.  Factory features include an M-Sport multifunction steering wheel, power seats with memory, a power-operated sunroof, and Parking Distance Control (PDC).  Modifications include a Dynavin double-din head unit, BavSound speakers, and a ZHP short shifter.  The original radio is included, the passenger’s front airbag was replaced by BMW earlier in 2020 following a recall, and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be working properly.

The naturally aspirated 3.2-liter S54 inline 6-cylinder DOHC engine features VANOS variable valve timing. 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque stock is delivered to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed Getrag manual transmission.  This M3 has been upgraded with a Supersprint cat-back exhaust system and IPE air intake which help to reduce restriction for a higher power output while offering enhanced sound.  Recent maintenance items carried out under the current ownership include a new battery, a new lower control arm, and new brake pads and rotors.  All scheduled maintenance is reported to be up-to-date and this M3 is said to drive beautifully.

This sale will include a set of 2 keys, tools, a spare tire, the original radio and airbox, some service records, and a clean title.  With its celebrated S54 engine and 6-speed manual gearbox, this M3 makes the perfect all-around driver for any passionate enthusiast.

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Comments (25)

  • ThomasHaag (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Psuluke I have not listed my car on BaT.

    I am also not generally in a hurry to sell my M3 so I'll keep and enjoy it unless I receive an offer closer to the reserve.

  • Psuluke 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    *Bring...

  • Psuluke 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    What number did this print on BaT?

  • itzzadeel 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $17,025

  • subguy 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,775

  • Jax32 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,500

  • itzzadeel 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,150

  • subguy 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,800

  • itzzadeel 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,375

  • subguy 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • itzzadeel 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $14,350

  • subguy 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $14,100

  • itzzadeel 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $13,850

  • subguy 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • itzzadeel 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • subguy 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • Jax32 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • gary_samsonmd 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Georgeyd 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $9,000

  • playswithporsches 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $8,000

  • Khartman616 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • ThomasHaag (seller) 1 monthago

    @playswithporsches Thank you very much for the kind words and tip. I'll take some pics and post.

  • playswithporsches (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Nice looking car! Seller you might want to post undercarriage photos.

  • ThomasHaag (seller) 1 monthago

    Seller here @sbwoodworth: Thank you for the question. The car received a full service from the Rockville BMW Dealer about 18 months ago and has been barely driven since. I am not sure if that constitutes an Inspection I&II. However, they recommended that I replace brake rotors which I also did. Each time the car has been to a mechanic I ask them to check the subframe and I have never heard a report of any issues.

  • sbwoodworth 1 monthago

    Has the Subframe been addressed? What is the Subframe condition? Has the car received an Inspection I & II?

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DT: 2001 BMW E46 M3 Coupe 6-Speed
Buy Now: $23,000 Final Bid: $17,025