BMW 3 E46




BMW 3 E46

Year of production 1998 - 2006

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_E46

Category: 3 Series

The BMW E46 is the fourth generation of the 3 Series compact executive cars produced by BMW, produced from 1998 when it succeeded the BMW E36.

The E46 was released in 1998 to worldwide markets in the sedan body style. In 1999, a coupé and touring body style became available to all markets, and the sedan was released in the United States. A convertible and hatchback body style was released in 2000, the latter only for Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The E46 experienced enormous success in all markets and was widely considered the performance benchmark of its class. The record selling year for the E46 chassis was 2002, when 561,249 vehicles were sold worldwide.The main competitors during the E46's production run were the Alfa Romeo 156, Audi A4, Infiniti G, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Rover 75/MG ZT.

BMW M GmbH produced a high-performance variant of the E46 chassis, designated the M3. This version had a larger, more powerful engine, sportier suspension, a limited slip differential, and various aesthetic modifications. The M3 was released in 2001 and was available only in the coupé and convertible body style. It was offered with two transmissions; a standard 6-speed manual, or an optional sequential manual gearbox.

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E46 Rear Arms & Bushing Replacement 2 e34e36 e34e36
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E46 Rear Differential Oil Change 3 e34e36 e34e36
3 months, 2 days E46 Rear Differential Oil Change
E46 Front Axle & Differential Oil Change 3 e34e36 e34e36
3 months, 2 days E46 Front Axle & Differential Oil Change
E46 330i Engine Overheating & Fix 1 e34e36
E46 Door Handles Replacement 1 e34e36
E46 Cerpentine Belt Replacement 2 e34e36 e34e36
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E46 Door Panel Removal & Replacement 4 e34e36 e34e36
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User's manuals (45) Add

Model Year Document Language Size Pages
3 E46 M3 2006 2006 m3 convertible owner manual.pdf English 2.68 MB 174
3 E46 2006 e46 2006 coupe.pdf English 2.73 MB 174
3 E46 M3 2005 2005 m3 coupe owner manual.pdf English 2.63 MB 170
3 E46 M3 2005 2005 m3 convertible owners manual.pdf English 2.68 MB 174
3 E46 2005 e46 sportswagon 2005.pdf English 2.69 MB 178
3 E46 2005 3 e46 convertible 2004.pdf English 2.79 MB 190
3 E46 2005 2005 e46 325ci 330ci convertible.pdf English 2.53 MB 190
3 E46 M3 2004 3 e46 m3 coupe 2004.pdf English 2.62 MB 170
3 E46 M3 2004 3 e46 m3 convertible 2004.pdf English 2.67 MB 174
3 E46 2004 3 e46 coupe 2004.pdf English 2.71 MB 174
3 E46 2004 3 e46 sports wagon 2004.pdf English 2.69 MB 178
3 E46 2004 3 e46 sedan 2004.pdf English 2.76 MB 182
3 E46 2004 3 e46 2004 coupe owner manual.pdf English 2.73 MB 174
3 E46 2004 3 e46 convertible 2004.pdf English 2.76 MB 186
3 E46 M3 2003 3 e46 m3 coupe 2003.pdf English 4.18 MB 158
3 E46 M3 2003 3 e46 m3 convertible 2003.pdf English 4.29 MB 166
3 E46 2003 3 e46 sport wagon 2003.pdf English 4.29 MB 166
3 E46 2003 3 e46 sedan 2003.pdf English 3.16 MB 166
3 E46 2003 3 e46 coupe 2003.pdf English 4.23 MB 162
3 E46 2003 3 e46 convertible 2003.pdf English 4.59 MB 178
3 E46 M3 2002 3 e46 m3 convertible 2002.pdf English 2.19 MB 159
3 E46 M3 2002 3 e46 m3 2002.pdf English 2.14 MB 151
3 E46 2002 3 e46 touring 2002.pdf English 2.17 MB 155
3 E46 2002 3 e46 coupe 2002.pdf English 2.2 MB 147
3 E46 2002 3 e46 sedan 2002.pdf English 2.24 MB 155
3 E46 2002 universal bmw bluetooth hands free kit upgrade.pdf English 370 KB 14
3 E46 M3 2001 3 e46 m3 convertible 2001.pdf English 1.96 MB 195
3 E46 M3 2001 3 e46 m3 2001.pdf English 1.65 MB 183
3 E46 2001 3 e46 wagon 2001.pdf English 2.07 MB 203
3 E46 2001 3 e46 sedan 2001.pdf English 2.1 MB 211
3 E46 2001 3 e46 coupe 2001.pdf English 2.03 MB 203
3 E46 2001 e46 convertible 2001.pdf English 2.1 MB 215
3 E46 2000 2000 business cd radio.pdf English 165 KB 27
3 E46 2000 e46 coupe 2000.pdf English 1.68 MB 189
3 E46 2000 e46 2000 limousine.pdf English 1.81 MB 189
3 E46 2000 e46 323ci cabrio 2000.pdf English 1.77 MB 199
3 E46 1999 - 2004 bmw 3 e46 manual 1999 2004 eng.pdf English 24.4 MB 177
3 E46 1999 - 2000 alpina b3 b10 b12 maintenance checklist.pdf English 168 KB 2
3 E46 e46 reset service.jpg Czech 740 KB
3 E46 e46 uzivatelsky manual.pdf Czech 1.14 MB 162
3 E46 M3 2003 e46 m3 cabrio.pdf German 3.11 MB 158
3 E46 2002 - 2003 3 e46 compact.pdf German 3.18 MB 162
3 E46 2002 - 2003 3 e46 touring ab 03 2002.pdf German 4.63 MB 173
3 E46 2000 - 2001 bmw 3er limousine e46 4 ab 09 00.pdf German 2.33 MB 236
3 E46 2000 e46 limousine ab 09 1999.pdf German 2.28 MB 220

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Model Year Document Language Size Pages
3 E46 2005 - 2006 bmw e46 bluetooth wireless.pdf English 1.41 MB 20
3 E46 2004 e46 dvd navigation system retrofit with on board monitor.pdf English 745 KB 16
3 E46 2000 e46 ic cvm convertible top.pdf English 1.2 MB 48
3 E46 2000 e46 solarsensor.pdf English 300 KB 12
3 E46 2000 e46 sport wagon introduction.pdf English 801 KB 23
3 E46 2000 e46 body electronic systems.pdf English 1.04 MB 23
3 E46 2000 multiple restraint system mrs iii.pdf English 917 KB 15
3 E46 1999 - 2005 3 e46 service manual.pdf English 33.8 MB 1 258
3 E46 316i 1999 ra removing and installing sealing cylinder head m43tu.pdf English 205 KB 6
3 E46 1996 - 2003 zf 5hp19 transmission repair manual.pdf English 15 MB 132
3 E46 from 1994 bmw ews drive away protection system.pdf English 715 KB 30
3 E46 330d e46 m57 webasto dodatecna montaz.PDF English 1.47 MB 145
3 E46 Alpina B3 alpina b3 e46 parts catalogue.pdf English 955 KB 42
3 E46 318i azd cylinder head with cover.pdf English 5.95 KB 1
3 E46 bmw zf 5hp19.pdf English 707 KB 6
3 E46 zf 5hp18 5hp19 5hp24 5hp30 diagnostic guide.pdf English 4.68 MB 102
3 E46 zf 5hp19 automatic transmission.pdf English 823 KB 37
3 E46 bmw e46 e65 automatic transmission.pdf English 2.81 MB 67
3 E46 e46 cabrio body.pdf English 919 KB 25
3 E46 a5s automatic transmissions.pdf English 1.3 MB 54
3 E46 z8 engine start button install for the bmw e46 3 series.pdf English 297 KB 6
3 E46 1998 - 2006 e46 servisni manual cz.pdf Czech 153 MB 300
3 E46 e46 pojistky ver2.pdf Czech 591 KB 1
3 E46 e46 klima 390de.pdf German 1.46 MB 18
3 E46 1998 - 2001 bmw e46 320d 330d manual de taller.pdf Spanish 46.3 MB 161

Data sheets and catalogues (3) Add

Model Year Document Language Size Pages
3 E46 2006 2006 3 series conv brochure.pdf English 1.31 MB 14
3 E46 bmw codes obd ii.pdf English 385 KB 45
3 E46 Alpina B3 alpina teile e46.pdf German 1.98 MB 16

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Engines


Year Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
valves
1998 2001 316i M43TUB19 77kW gasoline 1 895 4 / In-Line 77 kW 165 Nm
2001 2004 316i N42B18 gasoline 1 796 4 / In-Line 85 kW 1175 Nm
2004 2005 316i N46B18 gasoline 1 796 4 / In-Line 85 kW 175 Nm
2001 2004 316ti N42B18 gasoline 1 796 4 / In-Line 85 kW 1175 Nm
2004 2005 316ti N46B18 gasoline 1 796 4 / In-Line 85 kW 175 Nm
1998 2001 318Ci M43TUB19 87kW gasoline 1 895 4 / In-Line 87 kW 180 Nm
2001 2004 318Ci N42B20 gasoline 1 995 4 / In-Line 105 kW 200 Nm
318Ci N46B20 105kW gasoline 1 995 4 / In-Line 105 kW 200 Nm
318Ci N46B20 110kW gasoline 1 995 4 / In-Line 110 kW 200 Nm
2001 2004 318Ci N52B30 (200kW) gasoline 2 996 6 / In-Line 200 kW 315 Nm
2001 2003 318d M47D20 85kW diesel 1 951 4 / In-Line 85 kW 265 Nm
2003 2005 318d M47TUD20 85kW diesel 1 995 4 / In-Line 85 kW 280 Nm
1998 2001 318i M43TUB19 87kW gasoline 1 895 4 / In-Line 87 kW 180 Nm
2001 2004 318i N42B20 gasoline 1 995 4 / In-Line 105 kW 200 Nm
318i N46B20 105kW gasoline 1 995 4 / In-Line 105 kW 200 Nm
2001 2004 318i N52B30 (200kW) gasoline 2 996 6 / In-Line 200 kW 315 Nm
2001 2004 318ti N42B20 gasoline 1 995 4 / In-Line 105 kW 200 Nm
318ti N46B20 105kW gasoline 1 995 4 / In-Line 105 kW 200 Nm
2001 2004 318ti N52B30 (200kW) gasoline 2 996 6 / In-Line 200 kW 315 Nm
1998 2001 320Ci M52TUB20 gasoline 1 991 6 / In-Line 110 kW 190 Nm
1999 2001 320d M47D20 100kW diesel 1 951 4 / In-Line 100 kW 280 Nm
2001 2005 320d M47TUD20 110kW diesel 1 995 4 / In-Line 110 kW 330 Nm
1998 2001 320i M52TUB20 gasoline 1 991 6 / In-Line 110 kW 190 Nm
1999 2000 323i M52TUB25 gasoline 6 / In-Line 125 kW 245 Nm
1998 2000 328i M52TUB28 gasoline 2 793 6 / In-Line 142 kW 280 Nm
330cd M57TUD30 150kW diesel 2 993 6 / In-Line 150 kW 410 Nm
330d M57D30 135kW 390Nm diesel 2 926 6 / In-Line 135 kW 390 Nm
330d M57TUD30 150kW diesel 2 993 6 / In-Line 150 kW 410 Nm
330xd M57D30 135kW 390Nm diesel 2 926 6 / In-Line 135 kW 390 Nm
330xd M57TUD30 150kW diesel 2 993 6 / In-Line 150 kW 410 Nm
2001 2006 M3 S54B32 gasoline 3 246 6 / In-Line 256 kW 365 Nm
2001 2006 M3 S54B32 gasoline 3 246 6 / In-Line 256 kW 365 Nm
2004 2004 M3 CSL S54B32 gasoline 3 246 6 / In-Line 256 kW 365 Nm

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2001 BMW 3 E46 330xi 3.0 (182 cui)

21 photos  |  14 service books  |  11.87 l/100 km

Performance 170 kW (231 PS) at 5900 rpm. Torque 300 Nm (221 ft/lb) at 3500 rpm. Max speed 243 km/h. Acceleration 6.8 s ~ 0-100 km/h. Weight 1 720 kg. Fuel gasoline + LPG. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 979 ccm (182 cui), 6-cylinder, In-Line, 24-valves, M54B30.

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1998 BMW 3 E46 318i 1.9 (116 cui)

1 photos  |  9.45 l/100 km

Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine In-Line, M43TUB19 87kW.

2002 BMW 3 E46 330d 2.9 (179 cui)

2 photos  |  1 service books  |  8.66 l/100 km

Performance 135 kW (184 PS) . Torque 390 Nm (288 ft/lb) . Fuel diesel. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 926 ccm (179 cui), 6-cylinder, In-Line, M57D30 135kW 390Nm.

2000 BMW 3 E46 320d 2.0 (121 cui)

1 photos  |  11 discussions  |  6.99 l/100 km

Performance 100 kW (136 PS) . Fuel diesel. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 985 ccm (121 cui), 4-cylinder, In-Line.

2003 BMW 3 E46 325Ci 2.5 (152 cui)

2 photos  |  5 service books  |  9.04 l/100 km

Performance 141 kW (192 PS) . Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 494 ccm (152 cui), 6-cylinder, In-Line.

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