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You need this: The next best thing to a BMW E46 M3 sedan

One of the fastest factory-built E46 BMWs you could buy that wasn't an M3? Look no further than the ZHP package.

This E46 M3 is built to go the distance–again and again | #FastFriday

Instead of a crazy powerful, high-strung engine, Lawrence Shue built this E46 M3 for dependable, repeatable track sessions.

Can a NASCAR stock car outpace the UTCC field? | #FastFriday

We’re announcing the twelfth round of entries accepted to compete in our Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge.

Your Projects: What Would You Do With a $250 BMW?

Just $250 isn't a lot of money for a car, though that's exactly what forum user Opti paid for a BMW 330i.

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Columns: How I learned to stop worrying and love my BMW M3

You put a lot of effort into your cars, so why not actually drive and enjoy them?

Buyer's Guides: BMW E46 M3: Expert advice on buying, modding and more

Here’s what you need to know if you’re shopping for one of these supersedans.

Features: Spec E46: Why you want to join this surging class

Spec E46 checks a lot of boxes: It’s cool, it’s fun, it’s fast. And you can probably race it at a track near you.

Features: How BimmerWorld Turned a Wrecked BMW M3 Into an Effective Track Monster

James Clay, the owner of BimmerWorld, developed this E46-chassis BMW M3 as a test bed for new products. The goal: build a capable street and track car with a parts bill of less than $20,000.

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Can our E46 M3 run with a new Hyundai Elantra N?

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Building a street car that can theoretically survive a track day is one thing, but what does the data actually say? Does …

One simple trick to restore the steering feel of your E46 BMW

You like that headline, right?

So, our E46-chassis BMW M3. Its steering never felt awesome. Let’s call it a little soft, which is a polite way of calling it …

Figuring out what that warning light actually means


Okay, it wasn’t that bad.

Our E46-chassis BMW M3 broadcast a different error message: SERVICE ENGINE SOON.

Okay, what does that mean? And how soon …

How we easily fixed our M3’s HVAC

The fan blower worked when it wanted to.

Then it stopped blowing altogether.

It’s a BMW, so this is going to get complicated, right?

Fortunately, not.

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What’s in this BimmerWorld box?

A highlight of BMW ownership? Shipments from BimmerWorld.

What’d we get this time for our E46-chassis BMW M3? Hint: It’s smaller than a breadbox.

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E46 Readers' Rides

Dec 11, 2020 by bjorn248
2002 None M3

A 2002 BMW M3, 6 speed swapped from SMG. Slicktop, manual seats, Supersprint Headers + Muffler, KW V2 Coilovers, PFC 08 Pads, Castrol SRF Brake Fluid, Ground Control Street Camber …

Apr 24, 2020 by caanglin
2005 None BMW 330i

TRM tune Bimmerbrake headers Turner camber plates H&R springs Koni struts Adjustable M3 front sway bar ECS rear sway Garagistic strut bars Garagistic stainless brake lines EBC Yellowstuff pads ATE …

Oct 01, 2019 by Dhill
1999 None 323i

Purpose of this car is to build a time attack car using the $2000 challenge budget.

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