An astonishing BMW E46 318Ci MSport Coupe with 3,455 miles and BMW history.
M Aerodynamic Bodystyling II, front air dam, rear apron, occupant safety cell, heated door mirrors, heated screenwasher nozzles, neon high level brake light, Park Distance Control, M leather steering wheel, front and side airbags, automatic climate control, on-board computer, cruise control, auto dimming mirror, DSC, boot warning triangle and tool kit. Factory options; Model designation deletion, windscreen with green shade band, front armrest, third 3-point rear seat belt, six disc CD changer.
The exterior of this sporting model is finished in desirable Silver Grey, (Code A08), and boasts an incredible factory finish with a deep immaculate shine. Ultra low miles and garage storage from new has preserved every aspect of the exterior enabling this car to be placed in a BMW Main Dealer showroom and stand proud. The MSport model further enhances the dynamic appearance with purposeful touches such as the discreet rear apron and front air dam, all undamaged. The supplying dealer sticker remains in the rear screen but the number plates have been replaced due to a personalised registration number assigned by the first owner who remained the custodian until 2015. This BMW is top collector quality and simply one of the best.
Opening the solid well engineered door will transport the owner back to 2003 with an explosion of visual perfection and a new car smell! Finished in Grey Leather, (Code N6TT), the contoured sports seats provide optimal support and along with the rest of the interior, are unmarked. The driver-orientated cockpit has the M leather steering wheel and a vast array of clear instrumentation putting the driver firmly in control. All carpeting has been protected by colour coded velour mats and the boot area remains unused with a full complement of tools. The door shuts, hinges and hidden crevices remain spotlessly clean. Exquisite in every sense.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The powerful fuel efficient BMW 4-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 1995cc produces 143bhp and 200Nm of torque, enough to propel the car from 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 135mph while still offering a combined fuel cycle of 38.2mpg. Full BMW service history with invoices helps ensure optimal performance and lifting the bonnet reveals immaculate presentation with factory freshness. The 5-speed manual transmission offers short-throw gear changes which are light, precise and a joy to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The bold 18inch M Double Spoke (Styling 135M) alloy wheels were an optional upgrade and bar one small mark to the nearside front wheel, are immaculate. Factory fitted Michelin Pilot Sport tyres of 225/40 ZR18 front and 225/35 ZR18 rear have ample tread. Massive ventilated front and rear discs with ABS incorporating Corning Brake Control (CBC) offer immense, safe and predictable stopping power.
Produced in week 42 of 2003 and first registered on the 27th November 2003, this astonishing example has only had two owners from new and is the revised Facelift model. Supplied by BMW Main Dealer, Preston Hall to a Mrs M Ellington who remained the sole custodian until the 12th December 2015 when BMW collector Mr PR Kember took ownership. The history file consists of BMW invoices and the car has been serviced in accordance with Condition Based Servicing with the next due in 13,500 miles time. MOT certificates spanning the history of the car combined with service records warrant the incredibly low mileage of 3,455 miles. All handbooks, service book and pamphlets are contained within the black leather BMW wallet. The BMW Owners Card made out to Mrs M Ellington and Dealer business cards are also present along with all keys on branded BMW key fobs. This is a unique opportunity and difficult to better.
MOT October 2018, HPI Clear.
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