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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 05-10-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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The e46 M3 is epic!

Got a chance to take one of these beasts out for a day and filmed a review of my thoughts on the car. I was pretty damn impressed with it. If you care, here's my video!

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Old 05-11-2014, 01:58 AM   #2
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:58 AM   #3
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You're good at this.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:33 AM   #4
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Nice review. Got to see an SMG in action and I thinks it's really cool.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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Nice job!

Just 2 months in the M and believing it's my favorite car to drive. Got rid of a 2010 RS/SS and got the E46 M3. I thought it couldn't compare to the 420HP, 12.86 second car.... I was wrong! More balanced, more road feel and WAY more fun to drive.

My 442 Vert is a beast with it's 455ci and 3 carbs, but the fun goes away in the turns.... this is where the M3 lives.

I know many dont care for the SMG, but F1 style shifting is a blast!
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:36 AM   #6
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Nice review, the only thing I would have added is that the M3 has soul. Something that seems to be getting harder and harder to find in cars these days.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:46 PM   #7
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This video makes me want to drive the sh1t out of my car.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:57 PM   #8
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the kind words guys! Definitely a fun car.
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Thanks for all the kind words guys! Definitely a fun car.
You should post your video on sti and evo forums now. And maybe amg too.
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:13 AM   #11
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ahaha that might garner some negative publicity.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:55 AM   #12
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Great review and video! I just picked up my first bmw - a 2005 m3 convertible. I agree, hands down it's the best overall sports car under $20k.


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Great review and fantastic editing. I try to tell my Mustang friends this all the time. I have a 500 rwhp blown Mustang that I love but the all around driving experience is so different in my M3. You just feel the car it becomes a part of you, especially with all the safety features off. Thanks for the video.
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Great review and fantastic editing. I try to tell my Mustang friends this all the time. I have a 500 rwhp blown Mustang that I love but the all around driving experience is so different in my M3. You just feel the car it becomes a part of you, especially with all the safety features off. Thanks for the video.
Glad you guys liked it!
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Great review and video! I just picked up my first bmw - a 2005 m3 convertible. I agree, hands down it's the best overall sports car under $20k.
+1. Of course, I'm no professional driver, so the SMG was for me. Also, IMHO, the only thing that beats a "proper M3" is the top down, enjoying all that fun and exhaust note "with a lot more room" let's call it. As my girl says "it doesn't count if the top doesn't drop."

Thanks for the video.

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Great video, it's nice to see these type of videos of this forum. Cheers!

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nice review! you seem like a natural for this
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