Up for auction is this 2002 BMW E46 M3 Coupe finished in Jet Black over a Cinnamon leather interior. Representing the 3rd generation of the venerable BMW M3 sports car, the E46 is equipped with an S54 inline 6-cylinder engine that sends power to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. This M3 is said to have been well maintained throughout its life while remaining true to its original specifications. Increasingly sought after and highly original, this Canadian-market 2002 example now being offered for auction by its seller in Ontario with approximately 96k kilometers (60k miles) showing on the odometer.
The Jet Black paint on this E46 is noted to be in great overall condition and this car is said to have always been garage kept. Some slight cosmetic imperfections are depicited in the photo gallery. Wider wheel arches, a redesigned front bumper, and front fender grilles help distinguish the M3 from a standard 3-Series. This E46 rides on factory 19” M double-spoke wheels and the seller has indicated some minor curb rash.
Inside, you will find a nicely presented Cinnamon leather interior with minimal imperfections including a slight tear at the bottom of the driver's seatback. Unique model-specific details include an M sport steering wheel and M door sill logos. The only noted flaw is some minor wear on the driver’s seat bolster. The original radio remains in place and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.
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 are delivered to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed Getrag manual transmission. CARFAX shows the most recent service to have been carried out in December of 2020 at just under 60k miles. The rod bearings are said to have been done, some maintenance records are provided for reference in the photo gallery, and the seller reports this M3 to be in excellent running order.
This M3 will be sold with a clean title and original owner's manuals. Well preserved E46 M3s are more collectible than ever, and this Black over Cinnamon leather 2002 example is no exception.