autoevolution
Car video reviews:
 

Matte Black E46 M3 Means Business

Looking back to the E46 M3, we remember a time when Mercedes was still struggling to bring forth a proper competitor for BMW’s M3, a time when power wasn’t everything and the way the car made you feel was a lot more important.
Matte Black BMW E46 M3 14 photos
Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3Matte Black BMW E46 M3
The E46 model and its S54 engine are still regarded as a match made in heaven and enthusiasts all over the world are still drooling over it every time they spot one.

Some people though, go completely berserk and create racing monsters out of the little coupe, monsters capable of putting to shame even supercars, on a proper track.

One such example is the Matte Black M3 below. Initially starting out as a small project, the car eventually grew into a proper race track beast with an impressive mods list that goes a little something like this:
  • GruppeM Ti muffler
  • GruppeM kevlar airbox
  • Bimmerworld intake boot
  • Bimmerworld heat reflective foil
  • VAC Ultra Light race pulleys
  • HPF vented kevlar engine cover
  • BMW Motorsport 4.10 R&P
  • 18x9.5" STW centerlock conversion
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sports - 255/35/18
  • Dixis Ti strut brace
  • Tein SS-P coilovers
  • Rogue Engineering RSM
  • Alcon BBK - 6 piston monoblock calipers/365x34mm j-slot discs
  • Varis carbon front lip
  • M3 GT dry carbon canards
  • Flossmann 2004-05 GTR carbon hood
  • Flossmann M3-R carbon fenders
  • Straßentech carbon roof spoiler
  • Straßentech carbon trunk lip
  • BMW Motorsport WTCC rear wing
  • 3-element under diffuser
  • Lamin-x headlight film
  • 3M 1080 vinyl wrap
  • Recaro SR4-Impact seats
  • Reshaped rear seat
  • Retrim in black suede with grey stitch
  • BMW Motorsport 'Golf ball' shift knob
  • Dixis Ti pedals
  • Carbon SMG paddles
  • Wiechers Clubsport Cage

Impressed yet?

 
 
 
 
 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories