Feature Listing: 2004 BMW 330Ci Convertible

The BMW E46 3 series strikes a good balance between the more analog nature of its predecessors and the edgier, more advanced E90 3 series that replaced it in 2006. One feature that disappeared on the convertible model post-E46 was a canvas roof. While the new folding hardtops are certainly a wonder of technology that offer greater all-weather capability, there’s just something classic about a traditional ragtop. Not surprising, then, that a few Bimmerphiles I know have sought out clean, low mileage examples of the E46 convertible, eschewing the newer models. If you’re one of those folks who always wanted the icon of open-roofed BMW motoring, you won’t want to miss this 330Ci Convertible for sale from our friends at Euro Automotion in Oregon.

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Year: 2004
Model: 330Ci
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 75,785 mi
Price: $12,990

Wonderful 2 owner BMW 330ci finished in Black Sapphire Metallic over tan leather interior. This 3 series is a former CPO car that was recently traded in at a local BMW dealer. 75k miles with a clean title and a CARFAX that shows no damage and a great deal of regular maintenance.

This six speed convertible is equipped with the sport package, heated seats, Harman Kardon stereo, xenon adaptive lights, and much more. The body is free of dents or dings while the interior is in fantastic condition.

This 330ci drives wonderfully, the matching Michelin tires have deep tread while the brakes have lots of life left in them. There are no leaks or needed maintenance as well. Comes with two sets of mats, the original owner’s manual, and the full set of tools in the trunk.

The most obvious upside of this 330Ci besides the condition is, of course, the 6-speed manual gearbox. Combined with the 3.0 liter inline-6, you have the classic engine/gearbox combination that has drawn enthusiasts back to BMW for years. As we’ve heard from critics over the years, there are few better powertrains out there than the venerable BMW inline-6 in terms of smoothness and power delivery. This car strikes a nice balance between low mileage garage queen and high mileage daily driver, so you don’t have to be afraid of using it as intended. The Style 71 parallel spoke wheels also are a nice change from the usual alloys you see on the E46. Overall, this is a pretty decent value for a two-owner certified vehicle. While prices for good Touring models stay strong, in the right configuration, the convertible E46s have the potential for collectability years down the road.

-Paul

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2 Comments

  1. Very nice car and the price isn’t bad. It’s definitely a rare bird in convertible, manual, and 330 form. That makes for a great combination. The analogue nature of the car is still very much there in the e46. I have an e24, e30 M3, e34 530i, e36 328i, e46 330, and e39 M5 all with manual trans and I can tell you the e46 is definitely as analogue as the rest are.

    They’re very easy to work on too as a bonus.

  2. The main thing to consider in an E46 is that it is not california spec ULEV. They are orphans and have some unbelievably expensive emission components such as the fuel pump sealed in a fuel tank.. I have an E46 sport package wagon with manual and sat nav. Pretty rare beast. It is upgraded with 330i brakes and trailing arms. These are reliable and well built. The one thing I do find is that the suspension needs a total rebuild every 70,000 miles. Mine was rebuilt at 60,000 miles and now at 130,000 drives quite poorly on the highway. I have no doubts refreshing the bushings will bring it all back together. My friend’s E92 CA spec has been a nightmare by comparison.

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