I've driven a lot of M3's in my life. Actually, prior to driving this E46 I'd driven all of the generations except what I think is the best of all of them and that's this E46 M3. It's everything I heard it was supposed to be. Balanced. Great power to weight ratio although another 50-75 hp wouldn't suck. The styling is on point. Everything about this car makes it the best M3 ever for me.
Sit back and enjoy as Kyle and I talk about his car then go for a drive.

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Comments

    • Xuhong Gan
      Xuhong Gan

      The camera car is also a dope one ---- The CTS V WAGON

      about 20 hours ago
    • Dee1251
      Dee1251

      used to have one, loved it by far best m3. now i own a 1m and i think its step above the m3, from my experience

      about 19 days ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to Dee1251

      Both are great cars for sure

      about 17 days ago
    • Roddy Rod
      Roddy Rod

      OK boomer

      about 24 days ago
    • Andrew Kosim
      Andrew Kosim

      I got mine 5 years ago and I don’t think I will let it go from my hand ever.

      about 24 days ago
    • Andrew Kosim
      Andrew Kosim In reply to Andrew Kosim

      @AutotopiaLA I agree with that. I am paying it off this December. And I want to keep the car stock as much as possible! Don't make this car so popular on YouTube. I don't like to be pull over by stranger that asking me how much for my car. I said to them, "not for sale!" hahaha

      about 24 days ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to Andrew Kosim

      Don’t ever let it go! Killer car that will continue to grow in value and a blast to drive

      about 24 days ago
    • Jamie Penland
      Jamie Penland

      I can not find that license plate frame anywhere online. I want one. Simple and clean.

      about 25 days ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to Jamie Penland

      Hit up Kyle. His info is in the description. He may be able to help

      about 24 days ago
    • m33lover
      m33lover

      Nice car, better yet,.....beautiful car. The black rims, No, not a fan of black rims. Over all, the best M3 of all time.

      about 27 days ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to m33lover

      By far my favorite M3 ever produced

      about 24 days ago
    • allensinho4
      allensinho4

      Then you need to drive my ESS supercharged E46 M3 woooop!

      about 27 days ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to allensinho4

      Say when!!

      about 24 days ago
    • midget sun
      midget sun

      That ducks-ass trunk lid totally dicks up E46 M3s.

      about 28 days ago
    • anpredictable
      anpredictable

      Can we all stop saying rare for this type of car n color cuz its really not 😂. Btw i have the same car n color manual coupe

      about 1 month ago
    • Sam L
      Sam L

      LSB is the best color for the E46 M3. Too bad they're so damn hard to find and they command a 10k+ premium over other color. The car is brilliant stock and even better with more modern tunes. Only thing I would do to this car is to get the CSL carbon airbox. The induction noice from the ITB and the Carbon airbox makes this one of the best sounding car ever

      about 1 month ago
    • crispus mwangi
      crispus mwangi

      I'm watching this October 2019 & I still believe e46 M3 is the best M3 ever.
      The owner is also a guy with fine taste. This car is perfect as it is, if you deduct or add anything, it will not be as good.

      about 1 month ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to crispus mwangi

      Agreed all the way here 👊

      about 1 month ago
    • Xx DARKO xX
      Xx DARKO xX

      This is so my dream car man... i wish i can afford to plus it got a manual transmission haha

      about 1 month ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to Xx DARKO xX

      It’s a perfectly balanced car and still my favorite M3

      about 1 month ago
    • Matt Conrad
      Matt Conrad

      how does he pass smogs with no cats?

      about 1 month ago
    • BH5 Mods
      BH5 Mods

      that thing is beautiful

      about 1 month ago
    • BMW E46 ///M
      BMW E46 ///M

      Just picked up one last week. It's carbonschwarz metallic with CSL trunk and front bumper. This car is a legend! It loves to rev high. Great video man!

      about 1 month ago
    • BMW E46 ///M
      BMW E46 ///M In reply to BMW E46 ///M

      @AutotopiaLA Better sooner than later. Prices are going up, I'm thinking to buy another low mile example and put in in the garage.

      about 1 month ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to BMW E46 ///M

      Great car! Sooner or later I have to get one of these

      about 1 month ago
    • Jeona Morh
      Jeona Morh

      I got 2 in carbon black

      about 1 month ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to Jeona Morh

      Nice

      about 1 month ago
    • mike mays
      mike mays

      Those headers sound great 👍🏽

      about 1 month ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to mike mays

      Everything about this car is right on

      about 1 month ago
    • Michael Broski
      Michael Broski

      This car needs front amber corners.

      about 2 months ago
    • Brion Isreal
      Brion Isreal

      What is the wheel and tire size. Those don't look like 18×8 inch wheels

      about 2 months ago
    • Greg Wayne
      Greg Wayne

      LOVE IT! I daily one of these and it's the car you can wring the daylights out of and not get too freaked out that you won't be able to control it. It loves to rev and that's where the fun is. For me what makes this car really shine (besides the great looks and handling) is the LSD. I know any car massively improves with one but this one with the balance just loves the corners and the drift factor. Not the fastest but one of the true greats. Thank you for covering this little German beauty!

      about 2 months ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to Greg Wayne

      I agree with everything you say here. Great car!

      about 2 months ago
    • Street Bikez
      Street Bikez

      Just like yourself own lots of high end cars and driven even more rare ones, E46 M3 is a beast, grip, track, straight speed, drift etc does it all 💯 unlike most cars only great at one or two things, best decision made picking up E46 M3 to add to my collection of rare BMWs love driving it out of all of them!

      about 2 months ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to Street Bikez

      It’s such a perfectly balanced car imo

      about 2 months ago
    • camac2
      camac2

      Did the owner just call it slow?? The sport button doesn't add power, it opens the intake butterfly valve proportionally a lot more in respect to throttle pedal position

      about 2 months ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to camac2

      Slow? No. In comparison to the big power cars available today? Yes. Perfectly balanced driver? Definitely!

      about 2 months ago
    • nic lecher
      nic lecher

      I used to own an e46 M3. Easily the best car ive ever had.
      One day i will own another one.

      about 2 months ago
    • Brian Palay
      Brian Palay

      Currently 3,400 viewers own E46Ms, 50 don't.

      about 2 months ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to Brian Palay

      😂 great comment!!

      about 2 months ago
    • LaZaRItOLnObLE M
      LaZaRItOLnObLE M

      COOL CAR!! 😎. I 💙 It.

      about 2 months ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to LaZaRItOLnObLE M

      Yeah, I love this thing

      about 2 months ago
    • LaZaRItOLnObLE M
      LaZaRItOLnObLE M

      Bad ass car. I got an 08 e90. Those M3 e46 are really one of the best.💙

      about 2 months ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to LaZaRItOLnObLE M

      They’re such great cars!

      about 2 months ago
    • Emile Papillon
      Emile Papillon

      I love it. It's the best sounding, best looking pile of cheap plastic, cheap rubber and early buggy embedded electronics. I own one.

      about 2 months ago
    • matreyia
      matreyia

      CLEEEEEEAAAAAN! dope.

      about 3 months ago
    • Glenn Watson
      Glenn Watson

      That car is the perfect e46; nicely done.

      about 3 months ago
    • Fadi Haroun
      Fadi Haroun

      Thanks

      about 3 months ago
    • AutotopiaLA
      AutotopiaLA In reply to Fadi Haroun

      👊

      about 3 months ago