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  1. Imola Red E46 330i ZHP Slicktop (S54-Swapped)

    Imola Red E46 330i ZHP Slicktop (S54-Swapped)

    Being one of the top BMW shops in one of the car culture centers of the world, we have the privilege of seeing all sorts of interesting builds. Every now and then, we receive a customer who drives a car that is so exceptional, the whole shop drops what they're doing to have a look. This Imola Red E46 330i is rightfully one of those builds. The first thing we noticed that it was a "slicktop", meaning it has no sunroof. Slicktop cars were relatively rare for the E46 stateside. We then noticed the interior. This red beauty featured the front seats and steering wheel of the legendary E46 M3 CSL! The real magic was witnessed under the hood however. An immaculate S54 swap was housed in the engine bay!

    The E46 M3 never had a sedan variant but this car is definitely its owner's vision of one. One might decry its lack of fender flares, but we think it a cool, low-key sleeper look. It was quite the treat to be able to admire this tastefully done build!

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  2. Imola Red E46 M3 Convertible

    Red-Hot, Soft-Top

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  3. Return of the Imola Red F80

    Named after the Imola F1 track in San Marino, Italy, Imola Red emerged due to Ralf Schumacher of Germany scoring his first win with BMW Williams in his FW-23. First seen on the E46, the color has become an icon for BMW M cars. Here at EAS we absolutely love the look of an Imola Red E92 M3, but seeing the paint on the F80 M3 always blows us away. Why aren’t there more new M3s with this color roaming about? Because the paint is only available through BMW’s Individual program.

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  4. Imola Red F80 M3

    Imola Red was one of the colors that BMW offered on the original M3 sedan, the E36. Fast forward about twenty years, and the only way to get your hands on an Imola Red F80 M3 is through BMW's Individual program.  It's worth it though; just look at this car! From the factory it's been fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, a Silverstone interior and a manual transmission. A KW HAS sleeve-over system dialed in the ride height for a sportier stance and improved response. For some extra power we installed an ESS E-Tronic tuner in combination with some Evolution Racewerks downpipes, which is a very potent combination. The exterior has been kept simple, with only the M Performance carbon fiber splitters and lip giving the front end a more aggressive look. With a paint job like this, sometimes less is more. Enjoy.

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  5. Imola Red E46 S54 Wagon

    Here's an excellent reason why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. While station wagons are rarely considered performance cars, this particular Imola Red E46 has a special trick up its sleeve. It may have a hatchback, but underneath its deceiving exterior are the guts of an M3. Featuring the M3 engine, transmission, interior and suspension, the only things missing from this converted wagon are the badge and maybe some wider fender flares. Fitted with a set of BBS wheels, Brembo Brakes and set of coilovers, this E46 might even surpass a stock M3's handling performance. It isn't hard to imagine that this red wagon gets plenty of double takes on both the street and track.

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