Produced: from 1998(2000) to 2005
Face-lifting took place in 2001 but models Coupe and Convertible were face-lifted in 2002.
SERIES 3 E46 represent the fourth generation of middle class BMW. Was intended for 12 markets: Chinese, European, Egyptian, Indonesian, Mexican, Malaysian, Filipino, Russian, Thai, American, Vietnamese and South African. 561,249 E46 models were sold worldwide.