2002 A Rare E46 BMW 330Ci Clubsport Coupe with Just 17,118 Miles For Sale
A rare E46 BMW 330Ci Clubsport Coupe with just one owner and 17,118 miles.
M Aerodynamic Bodystyling, front air dam, rear apron, headlamp wash system, heated screen washer nozzles, Park Distance Control, M leather steering wheel, front, side and head airbags, automatic climate control, electric memory seats, ISOFIX, cruise control, auto wipers, auto headlights. Clubsport specification; M-Spoiler, sports suspension settings, 18in double-spoke alloy wheels, 20kg acoustic insulation delete, shortened M gear lever, door sills with Clubsport model designation, Special Silver Aluminium Cube interior trim, Factory options; Individual Estoril Blue paintwork, full leather sports seats, front centre armrest. Dealer options; Tailored carpet mats.
Just four colours were available for the Clubsport, Titanium Silver, Carbon Black, Velvet Blue as well as this example in Estoril Blue Metallic, (Code 335), a factory optional colour from the BMW Individual Range and a signature colour for special edition performance BMW’s. The incredible credentials of one owner and 17,118 miles speak for themselves in the condition of this example, with the exceptional paint finish simply exquisite. The rear M-Spoiler, unique to the Clubsport, and special M Aerodynamic Bodystyling are in outstanding order and set this model apart from the standard 330Ci, a hugely desirable car in its own right. All factory panels are pin straight with no dings or damage and all trim pieces and glass follow suit and complete the almost new car experience. Very slight aging to the lower headlights is visible. Factory stickers remain in the door apertures and supplying BMW main dealer number plates remain fitted to this totally genuine example. A hugely desirable model and very difficult to fault.
Soft luxurious Nappa leather in Black, (Code N6SW), is beautifully preserved with the leather facings free from damage or wear. All bolsters are absolutely firm retaining correct shape offering near perfect ergonomics and optimum supportive sports seats. The Special Silver Aluminium Cube trim is free from the common scratches found on higher mileage examples and all other trim including the leather M multi-function steering wheel and gear knob is perfect. All functions and controls operate including the ice-cold climate control, cruise control and electric memory seats. The unopened BMW first aid kit remains below the passenger seat. A stunning preserved BMW interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
For those that want true sports car performance, the legendary 6-cylinder in-line 3.0-litre engine is awesome. Silky-smooth when revving up to 5900 rpm it produces 231 bhp and a whopping 300 Nm of torque despatching 0-62 mph in 6.5 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. A feature of this Clubsport model is the factory deletion of 20kg of acoustic sound insulation to increase engine sound and sports suspension settings to offer a rawer driving experience. The engine bay is pristine with factory stickers, plates, under bonnet labels and strut top stampings. The driver’s preference is the 5-speed manual transmission with shortened M gear lever, a revision of the Clubsport over the standard 330Ci.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The bold 18inch M Double Spoke alloy wheels are pristine bar one tiny mark to the nearside front wheel and the car remains fitted with the factory Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 R18 front and 255/35 R18 rear tyres. The factory space saver tyre is shod in the original Continental tyre, unused and still with colour banding, and stored in the immaculate boot space alongside the complete toolkit, jack and warning triangle. Vented front and rear discs with ABS offer immense and predictable stopping power.
Rarely does an example become available with such wonderful credentials. Registered new on the 26th November 2002 by BMW Main Dealers, Murketts of Huntingdon, this example has covered just 17,118 miles with one owner from new! New car order records in the history file confirm the price paid by Mr Anthony Hill of £31,815.00 including factory optional extras. The history file holds every MOT certificate back to the first in 2005 to fully verify the mileage along with a folder of BMW main dealer service invoices. The original BMW leather wallet contains the full book pack and service book including all supplements and security code cards, and there are two BMW keys plus master key blade. Even the leather key pouch is unopened in the plastic packaging! The condition of this pampered example is second to none and a true credit to Mr Hill. Look no further for the ultimate collector’s quality E46 BMW 330Ci Clubsport.
MOT August 2020, HPI Clear.
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