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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 07-02-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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2001 E46 M3 - Mirror Manufacturing marks

Hiya all,

I have made a purchase of 2 sets of M3 mirror which according to the sellers (both from UK) the mirrors were taken directly from a genuine M3.

However, when I received the mirrors they do not have the usual BMW part number but instead the both sets have that kind of logo (see pictures). There is a tag on the cable but the number does not correlate to BMW parts (though some original parts numbers don't appear on realoem / bmwfans site)

I have never put any attention to any M3 E46 mirrors. the quality of the mirrors that I have is superior which makes me think perhaps BMW appointed a vendor to produce the mirrors under their quality control.

Can any body out there with genuine M3 can verify this marks please? Let me know if they are genuine or replicas (aftermarket).

FYI, I live in Indonesia, where, very unfortunate, an E46 M3 is not something you can find parked on the street like in many other countries. Probably there are only 4-5 units across the country and mostly they are locked up in a private garaged by collectors owners. So, a suggestion to go up on the street and look it up myself is honestly out of question.

Thank you all!
Josh
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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2001 E46 M3 - Mirror Manufacturing marks

Hi
Those markings under the mirror look about right.
I have a 03 m3 and it has that sticker also
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Those are genuine mirrors.
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