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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:28 PM   #41
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Umm... many people think the sexyness on this car peaked with the E46 and then took a drunk-girl-texting-off-a-60-foot-cliff-esque nose dive immediately after. I'm one of those people. Yeah, the E9x's have more power and better technology and are still under warranty, but the interior and exterior is complete and utter garbage IMO. BMW has fixed some of the issues (i.e. stacked guages), but the interior still reeks of economy Ford. The exterior is "passable" if I was in utter need of a new car, but the interior... holy crapsicle... it just feels like cheap plastic and doesn't have that high end feel that the E46 has.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:28 AM   #42
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hmmmm... The e46 is less sophisticated and much more raw. That is the appeal. The e9x is more sterile. Clearly 'better' is relative with regards to these cars.

It's like the difference between a point and shoot camera and an older manual model.

Good luck with your decision . The e46 M3 will probably need more TLC since it is older.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:30 AM   #43
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wait for the m4.

I just got an 06 again, me second m. technology is dated only thing it has bluetooth and thats just about it.

but I love the rasp. You shouldn't be contemplating man, fully na v8 is nice

but ill trade ya haha
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:36 AM   #44
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I traded my e90 and went back to an e46 M3. Two totally different cars and feels. The E46, to me feels like sports car in all aspects. engine sound, ride, steering, seats, suspension. The car is also designed for the driver, the whole center console wraps the driver in the vehicle, where as the e90 that feeling is lost. Its all preference. In the future I think a e46 m3 will be worth more than an e90 to a collector, just my opinion.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #45
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DO IT!! Then give your review about both and the differences.

You're review would be along the lines of:
E46 M= Raw, sports car feel, dated technology
E9X M= Refined, comfortable, newer technology

Newer isn't always better, newer to me means refined, but also could mean you're still making payments

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:32 AM   #46
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All i need is driveshaft n axles brand new m3 suspension my m runs tight than one fron the dealer
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #47
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All i need is driveshaft n axles brand new m3 suspension my m runs tight than one fron the dealer
This thread is 2 years old. You bumped it because you want to trade your e46 for an e90. I doubt OP is gonna do it. Also it's been 2 years, I'm sure he figured everything out.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:49 PM   #48
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This thread is 2 years old. You bumped it because you want to trade your e46 for an e90. I doubt OP is gonna do it. Also it's been 2 years, I'm sure he figured everything out.
SHE kept it because her husband is the one who makes decisions and SHE has no say in what happens.

Also, she is an offensive twat.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:22 PM   #49
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:07 AM   #50
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E46 is the way to go. V8 is just more moving parts. Car isnt hardly faster. Its heavier and less drivers feel. I like the looks of them but it does sound like a money thing. How old is your e90? Hope you havent lost too much on depreciation. As far as new technology being so much better, i dont think thats the case. Newer means havent found all the problems yet.More technology usually just means more b.s about the environment and more money to be spent on new style more expensive parts. Maybe im the only one that thinks most the systems arent for your car to be better but a joke told to people about carbon footprints. Eg. Crankcase fume reburn. How does that fire cleaner than fresh oxygen and fuel only going into cyl? Blah blah get the e46 i say

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:04 PM   #51
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The e92 M3 is measurably quicker than its e46 predecessor, and you can't change the facts by denying them. Now faster doesn't always mean better, and whether or not the e92 represents a better car than the e46 depends upon what you want. If you are willing to sacrifice some performance in exchange for a more involving drive then the e46 is your ticket (and if you are willing to sacrifice a lot of performance for an even more involving drive, then get the e30 M3). For those who live their lives a quarter mile at a time, or who want a luxurious car that can become a beast when asked, the e92 (or better yet, the M5) is the car to have. Me? I prefer involvement.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:07 PM   #52
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I was thinking about going e46 to e90 M3. But i havent drove the e90 yet. What options are on your car?

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