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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 11-29-2012, 09:42 AM   #41
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I'm so jealous right now.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:12 PM   #42
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I'm so jealous right now.
Agreed.

Jen--Is that a black interior, or dove grey. If it's black, then there are only two things wrong with that car.
a) the eyelids
b) it's not mine.

We never got a chance to compare AW 5 speed/sports package 325iTs.
Next time I'm in Boston, if you ask really nicely I'll let you drive my minivan.
And tag along behind in your car just in case the awesome power of the Mazda MPV is overwhelming.


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Old 12-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #43
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First off, thanks everyone for the love. I am so happy (and fortunate) to be the owner and caretaker of this car....

@Alex323: I understand what you are saying. It's actually snowing here in Boston today and I admit, I am a bit hesitant to put it on the road. I may end up buying a winter beater for snow days and drive it only on clear winter days....

@Avicent....I have decided to resurrect the touring. Going to ask the local BMW indie body shop to straighten (or confirm the straighteness) of the frame....then my friends and I are going to transplant the front of another AW e46 onto my car...and likely use that as my winter snowmobile. And a Mazda 5? I'm so sorry. I will let you drive the M3 just to keep your in touch with your dormant manhood Oh, the eyelids are gone. Clearbra installer had to remove them anyways...and I said good riddance!

@Ziptie. I was going to do the full transplant...a leather multifunction steering wheel for the Alcantara one. But I have to admit, the alcantara is growing on me. I might wait until my first road trip (OH for Xmas) to see if I can stand not having cruise control. What I do hate is BMWs navigation system. My touring's Dynavin is muuuuuuuch bettter.

@Eric...I just got home from a 14 day road trip and reading this. Hmm, perhaps I will jump in my car now and head to Alvins :-)
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #44
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Guy's her E46 is Basically Brand New. Interior looks like it has never been sat in.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #45
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Thats a good color. I swear blue is one of the best colors on a bimmer in my opinion.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #46
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First off, thanks everyone for the love. I am so happy (and fortunate) to be the owner and caretaker of this car....

@Avicent....I have decided to resurrect the touring. Going to ask the local BMW indie body shop to straighten (or confirm the straighteness) of the frame....then my friends and I are going to transplant the front of another AW e46 onto my car...and likely use that as my winter snowmobile. And a Mazda 5? I'm so sorry. I will let you drive the M3 just to keep your in touch with your dormant manhood Oh, the eyelids are gone. Clearbra installer had to remove them anyways...and I said good riddance!
That is not a Mazda 5. That's an awesomely powerful V6 Mazda MPV. Actually, the impressive part is that the mileage is worse than an M3 (or a Lamborghini Gallardo), even though it gets outrun by fat guys on bicycles.
I love the idea of fixing the wagon. If you're grafting, you might think about going for a 330.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #47
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Jen, congrats again and I'm glad to see that the eyelids are off... You will have a blast with this ///M Enjoy it for what it is
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:16 PM   #48
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Verrry nice, love the color and lo lo mileage wow. Must've cost a fortune tho with tha low mileage and condition. Enjoy, for manual
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Congrats on the low mileage!!! Sweet color too, you did a great job!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #51
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Congrats from a fellow Interlagos Blue ZCP owner! I have the pedal covers too!

Any more pictures of the rear trunk spoiler and rear roof spoiler? I've never seen those before; trying to decide if I like them or not.

Definitely not a fan of the "eyelids" over the headlights, but that's just my two cents.
The rear spoiler is a 3 piece Schnitzer model. AFAIK impossible to get anymore and was indeed one of the best looking spoilers on this car.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #52
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I want to see the M track button in the wiper stalk already.

Btw for whoever said that, I was not trying to be a d1ck. A fellow forum member with 20k miles is having a gang of problems from his car sitting for so long. It's bad for a lot of stuff on our cars. BMW's love to be driven. Not sat in a garage. If I was OP, is probably replace all the pulleys and belts, flush out all the fluids, actually I'd just send it out for inspection 2. Again, not trying to be rude, just helpful. That LOW of miles is scary.
That's actually plenty for a 2005. The car was driven enough to keep everything moving. 7 years is not a ton of time for a car. If it was a 15k mile car that was 40-50 years old, it'd be a different story.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:51 PM   #53
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Awesome pickup there! I was wondering what interior trim is that in your ///M?
The interior trim is unique to the ZCP's. Silver Aluminum Cube I believe is the official name.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #54
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I have to admit, the alcantara is growing on me.
Just make sure you take real good care of it. This is one gripe I had with my ZCP from the previous owner. I washed the wheel for the first time and the towel was nearly black. Not to mention all of the alcantara knots. GRR
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #55
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Very nice OP! Leathers look brand new. No M3 rear view mirror though?
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #56
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Guy's her E46 is Basically Brand New. Interior looks like it has never been sat in.
That rear spoiler is interesting.... I haven't seen on that continues onto the rear quarter panels like that before - do you know what brand that is?

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Very nice OP! Leathers look brand new. No M3 rear view mirror though?
Stupid SOS mirror - my 2006 came with (SOS/assist) one and had to do the swap for the 'traditional' M3 oval mirror, was scared about modifying the oval mirror's harness but it ended up being pretty easy to do.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:28 PM   #57
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That rear spoiler is interesting.... I haven't seen on that continues onto the rear quarter panels like that before - do you know what brand that is?



Stupid SOS mirror - my 2006 came with (SOS/assist) one and had to do the swap for the 'traditional' M3 oval mirror, was scared about modifying the oval mirror's harness but it ended up being pretty easy to do.
oval mirrors can leak acids on your interior.

I posted it's a 3 piece Schnitzer model already.

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