Supercharged E46 M3

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Since RMS member MichaelMc first posted pictures of his Supercharged M3 on the forum, members have been raving about this ultimate E46.  With an ESS supercharger kit under the bonnet and power up over 100bhp from standard, it’s no wonder.

Supercharged E46 M3

The ESS kit uses a self contained Vortech supercharger, and as installed here has the look of an OEM factory installation.   This M3 of course is anything but factory and with almost 450bhp acceleration is brutal with the supercharged whine dominating the soundtrack.

Power is delivered via larger injectors and custom ESS maps, through a Stage 3 Sachs clutch.

Supercharged E46 M3

Outside and the standard BMW motorsport styling has been accentuated by carbon spoilers, badges, and a genuine bootlid taken from a CSL.

Supercharged E46 M3

Braking comes courtesy of K-sport 8 pot calipers at the front and 4-pots at the rear, vastly improving on BMW’s standard setup.  The car is more tightly sprung on H&R springs, with more lateral control courtesy of uprated H&R anti roll bars.

The standard of the build throughout is subtle performance, with a factory look hiding a snarling monster.  We think this is probably the best member’s E46 on the site to date!

Supercharged E46 M3

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Motorsport photographer, inspired by rallying hero, Colin McRae. Enjoys getting up close and personal with interesting cars in the NI show scene. Drives a Renaultsport Megane 225... in orange. More at Flickr.com/SonnyG88

RMS Forum Comments

Boabybooster 22:18 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
There really is some ridiculous cars popping up on RMS recently. Good man!
FM155 22:18 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
Met this earlier on the road in from nutts corner, looks mean.:cool:
Andy044 22:22 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
Wow, bet it's not shy! Looks like Rose Lane Ends old post office there ;)
G N K 22:22 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
Fantastic mate, absolutely love it.
Dub_cub 89 22:32 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
ooh that thing must sound sweet :eek: Get a video up, would love to hear it whine
da.murf 22:42 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
Think I seen marky paintworkz rocking about in this at our place one day. Looked n sounded great!
jonny_w 22:51 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
| Think I seen marky paintworkz rocking about in this at our place one day. Looked n sounded great!
Was gonna say I thought he owned it. Looks great.
Burt2000 22:55 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
Seen it in the classifieds, some machine....would be a tail happy thing!
ewok 23:18 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
seen it forsale was big rent
KeithSRi 23:22 | Fri 21 Aug, 2015 | Report
Friend of a friend used to own this, think he brought it from england originally. Really nice motor, personally not a fan of the wheels really, but still cracker (y)


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