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#1 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 03:47 PM
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What are the only cosmetic differences on the E46 M3 as opposed to say a 325CI? I know of the vents, but what badges would be different and where?

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m3 on rear
m3 on vents
differant bumper
wider rear tires
differant engine
differant wheels
differant engine cover (w/ logo)
guages
seats
muffler

...please dont try to convert a 325ci to an M3, your friends will hate you

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fenders are dif, and I think trunk and most of the actual car is just bigger.

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Oh def. not planning on it. I sincerely hate that, I was just curious what they did to the M3 besides the Engine.

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there are tremendious amounts of differences:

-Diff wider front and rear bumpers
-diff sideskirts
-diff design hood
-quad tailpipes
-clear tails/fronts standard
-lip spoiler
-diff rims
-larger front fenders + gills
-larger rear fenders/quarter panels
-side markers relocated
-exterior mirrors
-black window trim
-Diff engine
-Engine Cover
-front strut bar
-diff intake system
-rear view mirror
-seats front and rear
-gray gauges w/ oil temp needle & light meter (numbers with dots instead of numbers with lines)
-lit one piece shift knob (manual)
-schwartz headliner
-///m3 door sills

thats all on the top of my head.
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