E46 M3 Slicktop Sedan - S54 Drivetrain Swap, 5-speed


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Heramb Dandekar
313 909-7815
313 909-7815
313 909-7815
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E46 M3 Slicktop Sedan - S54 Drivetrain Swap, 5-speed

Hi - For sale is my well-sorted Slicktop E46 Sedan with an S54 M3 Swap - engine, diff, subframe, suspension. All maintenance complete, including the big 3, with documentation. Detailed photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MLQaHqi_3ykw9BethAgW21jS8HwsJYNB This sedan is equipped with the desirable 5-speed manual transmission. This 328i's factory-fitted 2.8-liter straight-6 has been replaced by a 3.2-liter straight-6 sourced from an E46-generation M3. The list of modifications reported by the seller also includes a Buildjournal engine tune, Agency Power Industries headers without catalytic converters, a rear end from an E46 M3 (including a limited-slip differential), 17-inch APEX Race Parts ARC-8 wheels, H&R Special Springs coilovers, a steering rack from an E46 3 Series ZHP, black kidney grilles, and a short shifter kit from an E60 5 Series. More details about the modifications performed on this car are provided below. The E46-generation 3 Series, which was sold from 1999 to 2006, is considered by many enthusiasts to be the ideal combination of old-school BMW driving purity and modern amenities. Released for the 2001 model year, the third-generation M3 featured several performance-oriented improvements set the M variant apart. Coupe and convertible models were offered, but BMW never offered an E46 M3 sedan from the factory. Power comes from a 3.2-liter straight-6, rated at 333 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The modifications might increase those figures but a dyno sheet is not available. The engine spins the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. (Copy the links below and paste in your browse - Chrome/Safari/Firefox etc) More detailed photos, videos and invoices inside the google drive - link below: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1MLQaHqi_3ykw9BethAgW21jS8HwsJYNB Youtube videos: Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCPnvDCAwSc Walkaround: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOTb3PLrajA Revving - Driver's seat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO8ROQNmqYw Revving - hood open - engine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvRjSJjwUQY Cold start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlsbH5NlKyI Equipment A build sheet is pictured in the gallery, and a partial list of notable equipment includes: Wood interior trim (wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl) CD player Harman Kardon sound system Modifications Modifications reported by the seller include: Engine: 3.2-liter "S54" engine from an E46-generation M3 Buildjournal engine tune Mishimoto radiator SPAL Automotive secondary cooling fan K&N Engineering drop-in air filter Macht Schnell intake pipe Agency Power Industries headers without catalytic converters Aftermarket parts in the exhaust system MagnaFlow dual muffler Driveline: Single-mass flywheel Clutch kit from an E39 M5 Aftermarket transmission brace Rear end from an E46 M3 (including limited-slip differential) Rear subframe reinforced Wheels, Suspension, Brakes, and Steering: 17-inch APEX Race Parts ARC-8 wheels H&R Special Springs coilovers Polyurethane bushings Front strut reinforcement plates ECS Tuning adjustable rear camber arms Drilled and slotted brake rotors Steering rack from an E46 3 Series ZHP Solid aluminum steering bushing Exterior: Front bumper from an E46 3 Series ZHP Black kidney grilles DEPO headlights with LED rings Fog light covers Clear front turn signal lenses Clear LED rear lights Tinted windshield and windows Interior: Carbon fiber-look wrap on the wood interior trim pieces Black manually-adjustable seats from an E46 3 Series coupe Instrument cluster from an E46 M3 M Sport steering wheel Shift knob from an E46 3 Series ZHP Short shifter kit from an E60 5 Series Side panels cut to clear the front seatbelt Auxiliary port Known Flaws The odometer was set to display the mileage on the "S54" engine. The last mileage entry in the Carfax history report lists 146,361 miles in December 2019, but the total mileage currently is around 148xxx miles The attached Carfax history report notes that this 328i sustained "minor to moderate damage" to its front, right front, and right side in August 2018. It provides no additional details about the incident. Exterior dings and scratches (shown in the gallery) Scratch in the passenger-side front window's tint Some scratches on the front door panels The steering wheel-mounted cruise control buttons don't work The windshield washer reservoir isn't installed Very minor bubbling on the wheel arches and on some of the underbody components Recent Service History The engine was rebuilt before it was installed. He adds that the list of parts changed includes the connecting rod bearings, that the valves were adjusted, that the VANOS system was serviced, and that the rear subframe was reinforced. Parts invoices are pictured in the gallery. The engine oil, engine oil pan gasket, engine oil filter housing gasket, fuel filter, ignition coils, throttle position sensor, battery, alternator, parts of the cooling system, wheel bearings, brake lines, clutch lines, hood emblem, headlight lenses, shifter bushings, cupholder, coin tray, and passenger-side front window regulator were recently replaced. Some service information appears in the attached Carfax history report. Other Items Included in Sale 2 keys Owner's manuals

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3 Series
Exterior Color: 
Fern Green
MI, 48323