BMW 3 Series E46 (1999-2005)

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BMW 3 Series E46 (1999-2005) Parts

With the 3-Series platform solidified as a competitive racing chassis, BMW wasted no time in identifying the few shortcomings of the early E30 and E36 models. As the E36 began production in 1993, BMW was already working on developing the E46 as its successor with a focus on retaining the driving characteristics, but with an improved stance and less resistive aerodynamic profile. The E46 was released in 1998 as a sedan-only model, and then in 1999 received the remainder of its variants, which we received as coupes, convertibles, and touring models here in America. The more modern style, competent software, and better power available from the E46 made it attractive and competitive as a true replacement rather than refresh of the 3-Series. The E46 marked a turning point in BMWaEURtms traditionally very mechanical operation to one of greater sophistication. These cars are incredibly popular today and widely available thanks to their high production numbers, but are starting to age as the oldest is now turning 20. Maintaining your E46 or improving it for aggressive driving is critical, and it is now easier than ever: below is our catalog of E46 components tailored exclusively for your vehicle so you can have your parts selected with confidence to continue enjoying your E46 year after year.