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My Alpine White E46 330i M-Tech I
17-10-2014, 01:18 PM (This post was last modified: 10-05-2019 01:34 PM by SubLoaded.)
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Rainbow My Alpine White E46 330i M-Tech I
Hi Guys,

I've been on the forum for some time now but never really started my own thread with my ride... Just thought I should document this momentous occasion in my life with this being the first car that I have purchased. The fact that this is a BMW only adds to the feeling and is something I still smile about whenever I get into my car.

I've always had a deep appreciation for the brand ever since my older brother started his love affair with BMW's, I was still in high school at this time and had no hope of owning one... I lusted after the many ones he owned over the years, something that now stands like 14 different BMW's, showing immense passion for the brand. I attended 2 different fanatics meet ups in that time and this only contributed to the brand's appeal for me. I knew that I had to get a BMW... Blowheart

Throughout campus I used my dad's Audi and I have to say it is a brilliant car, I will definitely own one again in the future. After driving a BMW I have to say the old tag line "Sheer Driving Pleasure" holds true and don't think I could step away from the brand.

I started my search for a BMW e46 330i in January this year after my brother bought his in December. I searched for quite some time and finally found one, all the way in Cape Town, this was SpeedDemon's ex car... Having just started a new job, I couldn't afford to go and see the vehicle in Cape Town and I sent my brother on my behalf to check the car out and let me know if it was what I was looking for. Having spoken to him, I realized that the car needed some TLC and I was not up to the challenge. He saw the potential in the car, purchased it and drove it all the way to Durban...

Having gone with him to view the Mtech I in December, it was certainly love at first sight for me and it so happens that fate had to hand to play, as this is now my pride and joy! This is basically a one owner car and is in remarkable condition for a 11 year old vehicle. I have attended a few meets this year and have made some good friends in the process. I now display my BMWFanatics stickers with pride having been a part of this crazy community for some time. A big thanks to those that helped me with the little issues and invaluable advice over the year Thumbs

I will use this thread to update my journey with this truly epic car Clapper Now on to some pictures =)

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Thanks all for reading! Ty
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17-10-2014, 01:21 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Awesome stuff bud! I know how you feel, that first BMW really is a special one, one I don't think we'll ever forget. I was able to get my dream BMW in January this year.

The car looks fantastic! Enjoy her in good health!

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17-10-2014, 01:27 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
ClapperClapper

White Mtech 1 F/L Blowheart

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17-10-2014, 01:28 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
ClapperClapperClapper

She's a beaut man!

135i DCT ///

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17-10-2014, 02:24 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Lovely and welcome to the E46 330i Club. Clapper

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17-10-2014, 02:27 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
PraisePraisePraise

Must be a nice feeling

well done on the car.....

You have one the best engines in the world...enjoy it safely
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17-10-2014, 02:45 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
OOOooooooo....I like this car!!!!

Congrats!

Current:
2016 Ice White Hyundai ix35 R2.0 CRDi Elite - 130kw/400nm
2011 Mercedes-Benz C250 CDi BE Avantgarde - Debben stock: 150.5wkw/540wnm New figures coming soon...
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17-10-2014, 03:01 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
WOW, the e46 was really one of the best designsCoolShake

2014 MERCEDES C220 CDI
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2010 e92 335i DCT

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2011 HYUNDAI i20 1.6

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17-10-2014, 04:04 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Looks greatClapper

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17-10-2014, 04:38 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Thank you being apart of the Durban guys and supporting our events, the e46 330i is still a sleeper of note! Well done on getting your hands on an icon in the making...

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17-10-2014, 06:06 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Mtech 1 330i! You don't see many of these. Congrats dude!
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17-10-2014, 09:27 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
M54B30, deceptively quick and often under estimated. Will bring a smile to your face, every damn day.

Current Rides
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2006 Audi A3 Sportsback 2.0T S-Tronic Ambition FRC ECU & S-TRONIC TUNED

(Ex BMW'S 2006 335i, 2006 X3 30d 2003 330i, 2002 325i 2000 540i, 1998 318i MS, 1992 325i MEX)
(NON BMW'S 2006 A4 AVANT, 2003 POLO 1.6, 2000 200 STI, 2000 RSI 20V, 1999 GTI, 1998 RSI 20V)
(1997 RSI 20V, 1997 MICROBUS, 1993 RSI T/C, 1992 GLI T/C, 1986 GLI T/C)
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17-10-2014, 10:15 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Congrats bud and your car looks really good.
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17-10-2014, 10:18 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Nice ride Clapper

Current:
'14 F30 335i MSport Alpine White III, Coral Red, Sat Nav, iDrive touch, PDC + reverse cam, Harman Kardon, N55 222.4wkw | 413wnm STOCK
'16 F30 318i LCI Manual, Alpine White III, Black Leather
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Mods: Optic Blue Lamin-X fogs, VPS light shields, CF Splitters, Mirrors, Ducktail spoiler, Aluminium interior trim upgrades...

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'12 F20 118i
'09 E90 LCI 320i M-Sport
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17-10-2014, 10:56 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Beautiful car! M Tech 1 FTWClapper

Current:
2001 BMW E46 330i Titanium Silver (See Here )
In Progress:
BMW K75 Café Racer (See Here)
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1991 BMW E34 520i Calypso Red
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18-10-2014, 01:08 AM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
MTech I, understated but still a head turner. CoolShake

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18-10-2014, 02:41 AM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
That E46 is such a classically yet aggresively elegant vehicle, nice ride

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20-10-2014, 06:17 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Hi and welcome, is LPM320 your brother Bluebiggrin

Awesome car btw, love the Mtech 1 kit in Alpine white, is it a 5 or 6 speed manual ?


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21-10-2014, 08:06 AM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
(20-10-2014 06:17 PM)Doomsdaya Wrote:  Hi and welcome, is LPM320 your brother Bluebiggrin

Awesome car btw, love the Mtech 1 kit in Alpine white, is it a 5 or 6 speed manual ?

He is... Ah I neglected to mention it in my opening post... 5 speed manual CoolShake
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24-10-2014, 01:45 PM
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RE: My Alpine White 330i Mtech I
Upon taking ownership of the car, the first 2 mods I did was add a lip spoiler and tint the windows with 35% Smash and Grab.. Have to say I absolutely LOVE this car! Blowheart

Mods to come:
Mono Black & White Emblems.
Full Set of Clears.
Retrofit Xenons & Angel Eyes.
Business/Professional Front Loader.
Full branch & Free Flow Exhaust System.
A Software Remap/Chip - Haven't decided yet....

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