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Old 04-19-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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changes to the e46 m3 over the years

anyone know how the e46 m3 changed over it's life span?
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Old 04-19-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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Off the top of my head:

1. Exterior colors were changed. Ones that come to mind are Laguna Seca and Phoenix Yellow(both discontinued), Steel Grey was replaced by Silver Gray and Topaz Blue was replaced by Mystic Blue.

2. Competition Package was added in late '05 with Interlagos Blue being a new color, M3 CSL Wheels were included aswell as a CSL steering wheel with NO radio/cruise controls.

3. Rear Lights were changed to LED's and were introduced in late '03 on the new '04 models.

Thats all I can think of for now.
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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Wasnt there an issue with baffles in the oil pans on early models not preventing oil starvation on hard cornering??

not an aesthetic change, but a recall worth checkin into
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:21 PM   #4
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the trunk handle thingy is longer on the "facelift"

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Old 04-19-2006, 10:48 PM   #5
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And don't forget the most important one - 2004 and on had the correct connecting rod bearings. Anyting prior had to get a recall...

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