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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Jun-21-2017, 02:25:15 AM   #21
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Default Re: What color E46 M3 did you purchase and why?

AW/Black because when I first saw this combo, I fell in love. I'd test driven countless of others in IR, silver, CB, but none of them wowed me quite like this one. The condition of the car wasn't too shabby and the price was right so I had to have it.
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Interlagos on Cinn, pretty much the only color combo I wanted other than OG on Cinn, and they had to be sunroof delete.
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OG because after i saw it in person, it really looked great. I like most all the colors though, even the weird individual colors look nice with the right wheels and such.
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Steel Gray, because I think it shows off the curves of the car extremely well and I love it paired with Imola interior. I'm also naturally partial to grays, especially more charcoal or gunmetal-ish shades. I prefer Steel over Silver Gray personally but the latter was the replacement so you get some perks like LEDs and MK60 ABS.

Topaz seems to have some gray in it and always catches my attention in photos. Likely one of the few colors I'd consider buying. So does Jet Black, though owning a Cosmos E36 I didn't want to get a second black M3.
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Default Re: What color E46 M3 did you purchase and why?

Interlagos/Cinnamon would be my first choice without sunroof then black/cinnamon which I have now
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Carbon Black on Cinnamon.

I really like the slight blue that Carbon Black has in it.
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Default Re: What color E46 M3 did you purchase and why?

My 1st M3 was CB/Cin. Loved the cinnamon, but I did not care for Carbon Black at all. CB is more suitable for a plain X5 or a 5-series.. not an M3 IMO. I always wished it was Jet Black.

2nd M3 is LSB/Black. Which I later swapped out the black interior for Cinnamon. Perhaps not everyone's tastes, but I've gotten compliments from everyone who's seen the car. It's loud but I like it.
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Steel grey cause it was broken.
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Default Re: What color E46 M3 did you purchase and why?

I ordered mine from the factory in Alpine White.
I thought about Cinnamon, but wasn't sure how it would turn out so got black (nappa) instead.
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Default Re: What color E46 M3 did you purchase and why?

I've owned/own LSB and Silver Grey(s) and while I think the later is probably the most elegant color for this car, this time around I specifically wanted Jet Black - always have but never held out for one.

There is simply no contest - it is by far the most flattering color for this car. It's incredible in the flesh - sexy, aggressive, timeless and elegant all at the same time. I'm sooooooooo glad I held out for what has always been my dream color - it's so worth it.

That said, this car looks good in all colors but each can really change the shape and mood of it. I almost pulled the trigger on a super clean local IR/black car just befor this JB car popped up and I gotta say it looks extremely good in IR, but very, very different than JB - almost like a different car.
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