This Is The Only BMW E46 M3 With a V-10 Paired to a Dual-Clutch Automatic And Is Said To Be The Ultimate

This BMW M3 E46 combines some BMW’s best hardware and is a true Autobahn missile

This BMW E46 M3 features a V-10 engine, dual-clutch automatic, and a thirst for speed

One of the most exciting, motorsport-derived V-10 engines finds itself mated to a DCT in one of the greatest drivers cars ever made

The BMW E46 M3 is considered one of the greatest performance cars of all time

In stock form it has a 3.2-liter, S54, normally-aspirated inline-six that produces 343 hp and 269 lb/ft - enough for a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited 155 mph top speed

However, the S85 V-10 outguns the stock inline-six and sounds epic

The V-10 is basically a streetable race engine. It makes 507 hp and 383.5 lb/ft. In here, the V-10 is also mated to a 7-speed DCT from the E92 M3

This BMW E46 M3 combines the best from 2000s BMW performance models

The BMW E46's timeless exterior aesthetics has been enhanced by the motorsport-like rear wing that normally belongs on a BMW E92 M3 GTS

Going power needs adequate stopping and gripping power

In this particular BMW E46 M3, they come in the form of Nankang AR-1 semi-slick tires, which are 265 mm wide all around and AP Racing brakes

How does all this translate on the Autobahn?

With the E60 M5's V-10 engine and the E92 M3's DCT, acceleration times are incredible. The 100-200 km/h (62-124 mph) time has dropped from the stock car's 14.13 seconds to 6.90

Even more impressive is the level of refinement

According to the driver, the BMW E46 M3 does not feel sketchy. In fact, it feels like the V-10 and DCT have always belonged in the car, which is high praise for a something that has been heavily modified

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Although there are more powerful, modified examples of the E46, this one is a model for refinement and attention to detail. Moreover, the V-10 has finally been partnered with a worthy automatic gearbox - something the E60 M5 lacked