Originally Posted by Eurostyle
^^^no, only a sticker at the back, that falls off or becomes unreadable in time. E46 motors are horrible for identification, it could be a 323 in a 330 and you would never know.
Sure you'd know. Ms42 vs Ms43, DBC vs DBW, TB size and so on.
Back to OP, if you drive that car to my house , I'll tell you which engine and which trans it has and whether its original or came from india within 10 minutes. Im not prepared to give such information for free.