The Phoenix.
2003 E46 M3 6spd
It deserves to live on.
The Generational Gap.

As a millennial, I grew up with the E92 and E60 as my M poster cars.

The E46 M3 was a faint signal on my radar: I understood the classic appeal yet it wasn't enough to trigger an emotional purchase.

Until it did.

After getting my hands dirty revamping the E92: I wanted a new restoration challenge.

This is it - and I might just be in over my head.

Welcome to my build journal.

- Matt / @m3_epoustouflant

My latest entries

A look into unboxing of my E46 M3 Supersprint complete exhaust - the great, the good, the bad, and in-depth look at what makes this special.


My E46 M3 is a MY2003 produced for the Canadian market. It is finished in the signature Phoenix Yellow Metallic paint.

The car is optioned with the M-Texture Alcantara interior upholstery. When combined with the paint color and 6spd manual transmission, it makes it 1 of 7 in the world.



I take you through experiences with E46 M3: this is a Sunday getaway car for me.

Product Chats

My first impressions, technical and driving reviews of products I curate for the E46 M3.

Tech Chats

Getting my hands dirty (sometime) and chatting about the regular maintenance & installation of aftermarket products.


Get behind the scenes.