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Old 1st July 2019, 02:16   #16
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E36 spotted by my friend Madhav Thanawala in this rather unique shade of green.

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Old 8th July 2019, 13:13   #17
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A super clean E46 330i sedan, before it was sold out from Bombay.

Pictures by Viren Parikh

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Old 9th July 2019, 11:07   #18
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A fairly clean looking E36 320i sedan spotted by my friend Madhav Thanawala someplace in Colaba, Mumbai.

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Old 11th July 2019, 14:34   #19
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My Bmw 730i 1982 at the Hill climb event. This is the only snap around clicked by a friend!Classic & Youngtimer BMWs in India-my-bmw-730i-1982.jpg
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Though one of the newer BMWs around as compared to other cars in this thread, personally I think the E46 has kind of has achieved a classic status all over already. With the M3 commanding high prices all around the world, and with nothing but praise written about the E46's legendary handling and the ever so balanced chassis, the E46 is surely becoming a collectible.
With the coupes and cabriolets around the country in absolute limited numbers, a clean example is always hard to find.

This particular E46 325ci is one of the most driven and used 'older' BMWs around. The optional removable hardtop (which is not seen on most E46 cabrios in the country) makes it extremely practical as well. Fairly clean in terms of originality as well, with only painted wheels and the BMW M3 style fender grilles being the modifications in place. A cold air intake under the hood makes the already fantastic inline-6 motor much more sonorous.

The car belongs to a close friend, and it being extremely photogenic makes you click many pictures of it, making it difficult to choose the 30 best pictures of it.Maybe another post with some more pics sometime in the future?

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Interiors with signs of normal wear and tear, all the signs of a well used car!
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The original color on the wheels, before they were painted black as seen in the other pics.
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This classic BMW can often be seen hanging out with classic Mercs.....
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....classic Audis.
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As well as other members from from it's Bavarian family!
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Old 22nd August 2019, 19:52   #21
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BHPian sammybarman and I were extremely lucky to get a ride in BHPian dip27in's immaculately maintained 2003 BMW E46 325i today morning. The car has just about 25k kms on the odo, and looks brand new. This is the only E46 in the City of Joy, and the fact that it's a manual makes it one of the rarest cars in the entire country!
The BMW E46 is my dream car, and I'm still completely awestruck by the drive. Boy does she move, and how! She slid around South Kolkata's roads effortlessly and took corners in a way that would even put motorcycles to shame. Coupled with dip27in's insane driving skills, this is one drive I'll cherish for a long, long time to come. Thank you so much Sir, for accepting my random request, and entertaining two kids on a weekday morning

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Autocar India shared this image on their FB page, all 3-series generations posing together.

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The E30 316

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E46 325ci flanked by two Mercedes 123's in different body-styles.

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some videos featuring the E30s in Coimbatore.




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The E36/7 BMW Z3 Roadster has a quintessential sports car silhouette and has managed to age pretty well IMO. This silver one in Mumbai was spotted by my friend Viren Parikh

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Compared to the Z4, the Z3's are very rare in Mumbai. I still prefer the looks of the Z3 to the Z4. Remember it right from the year it was launched and featured in the James Bond movie - Golden Eye. Although the car was loaded (by Q's standard), it didn't play any active role in the movie. Here is a dedicated thread on the BMWZ3 :

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super...-bmw-bike.html (Pics : BMW Z3 Roadster in Mumbai, Shahid Kapoor's BMW and bike)
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A rather desirable E30 Coupe seen in Mumbai by Viren Parikh. Not too sure if this is a 4 cylinder or a 6 pot motor but is lovely nonetheless!

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Here are a couple of youngtimers I found in Bangalore.

The first being a beautiful (and running!) BMW E32 730i, that is currently under restoration I think.
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The other also being an almost-mint-condition E34 520i with Akrapovic exhausts!
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Here are some beautiful youngtimers that I was lucky enough to find in Mumbai.

An E34 525 that I found at Kandivali East in Dec 2018.
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My first E30 spotting
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Another beautifully restored E34
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This E36 has been lying opp St. Michael's church, Mahim, since a while. Previously, a Cadillac STS shared space with the car.
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Another immaculate E36 that I spotted at the 2019 Mercedes Benz Classic Car Rally.
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This E36 was lying abandoned at Mindspace, Malad W. It's no longer there.
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This quadruplet of E39s that are abandoned at Kalina.Two of these are the 540 models.
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My first ever imported BMW spotting in Mumbai. This seemed like a E46 M3 Cabrio outside Almeida Park, Bandra W.
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A sweet looking E46 318i at Bandra W.
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I love the fact that your friend hasn't rebadged it as an M3. The fender grilles are a nice touch.

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Two things i have been wanting to do on my car since quite some time- The ducktail and a hard top. While a ducktail is quite easy to source, the hard top is getting more expensive and harder to find.


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Looks like the meter was rolled back at some point in time.

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