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Continuing BMW's legendary reputation for producing fabulous small sporting saloons, the E46 BMW M3 was launched in October 2000 and featured the new 3.2 litre, S54 M-tuned engine. Offered in either coupé or convertible body styles, the car had a manual 6-speed gearbox as standard, or one could option an SMG 6-speed gearbox that had an electro-hydraulically actuated clutch, meaning that there was no clutch pedal, and gear changes could be made via the SMG gear lever or paddle shifts on the steering column. The E46 M3 was full of electronic gadgetry which included driver aids such as Dynamic Stability Control, Cornering Brake Control and a Limited Slip Differential. With a reported top speed of 155mph and 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds, this M3 certainly lived up to its name and did not disappoint! Offered here is a right-hand drive UK-supplied E46 M3 convertible, delivered to its first owner in 2003 and finished in Titanium Silver with a Black Nappa leather interior. A body coloured hardtop also comes with the car. This convertible features the desirable manual 6-speed gearbox. Maintained by BMW Main dealers throughout, the service book has been stamped at the following intervals; 1,208 miles, 5,716 miles, 8,420 miles, 12,214 miles, 12,272 miles and 14,720 miles. Ahead of the sale, the car will go for a service at Arden Maidstone BMW, ensuring that it's in great condition for the next owner. Supplied with an MoT until June '17 and a UK V5c, this low mileage example has now covered only 16,043 miles. With prices of its predecessors, the E30 M3 at a premium and the E36 hot on its heels, this lovely E46 M3 represents the perfect opportunity for any BMW fans to add to a collection.