BMW E46 is the fourth generation of the BMW 3 Series range of compact executive cars, and was produced from 1998 to 2006.
11 Best BMW E46 Upgrades & Mods for 1998-2006 3 Series
Updated 1 year ago
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If you are a BMW E46 owner and are looking for some cheap, easy and DIY type of upgrades here is a list that can make your BMW look 10 years newer and stand out. These upgrades and modifications apply to BMW E46 models such as 318, 320, 323, 325, 328, 330 and M3 sold from 1998 to 2006.
1: HERCOO Pair License Plate Light Lens w/ Blue LED Bulbs
1999-2006 BMW E46 320i 323i 325i 328i 330i M3.
Brighten up the lighting of your vehicle with this wonderful HERCOO Pair License Plate Light Lens, and blue LED bulbs. The lenses are made of quality the ABS plastic and don’t fade from exposure. They also perfectly replace the factory OEM parts. The bulbs are blue, and they are durable as they last for over 20,000 working hours. They are also easy to install.
2. BMW E46 Halo Projector Headlights
Check Price: BMW E46 Halo Headlights
If you are looking to upgrade the look of your E46 dramatically there is no other mod that can do it other than the Halo Projector Headlights. Your stock headlights are probably oxidized by now so instead of buying the OEM headlights why not upgrade to newer more modern looking headlights? A pair of halo projector headlights costs less than one OEM headlight.
3: AUTOHAUX 21x for BMW E46 Sedan Coupe 1999-2005
Canbus White Car LED Light Interior Dome Map Reading, Glove Box Light, Footwell Light, License plate light Kit.
Improve the interior of your ride by upgrading it with these modern lighting systems. They are easy and quick to install, and no special tools or equipment are needed for installation. These bulbs can also be used in your car without any flickered error warning or other problems. The LED bulbs consume exceptionally less energy compared to incandescent bulbs.
4: Matt Black Front Hood Kidney Luxury Grill Grille Snap-on For BMW 1999-2002 E46
Facelift the appearance of your BMW with the matt black front hood kidney luxury grill. The matte black color design improves your car's exterior style as it upgrades it with a luxury appearance. They are durable since they are made of high impact polystyrene material. They are also of lightweight.
5: B2 BW-SG08BK BMW E46 M3 Black Side Fender Grille Grill Vents.
Get an overwhelming satisfaction with the new aggressive and upgraded look on your car with M3 black side fender grille grill vents. They are made of the high-quality ABS hence durable. They have a logo that promotes the appearance. It is easy to install as all one has to do is to remove your original side gills and pop these right in.
6: Gass Brake Foot Rest Pedals for BMW 3 Series
Add a great and aggressive look to your BMW with an upgrade of AT brake foot rest pedals. They are of Heavy duty brushed aluminum construction with non-slip studs on the pedal surface preventing from slipping-off. Their special design is geared towards quick & precise foot work.
7: BMW Roof Rack Base Support System
Upgrade your BMW with the modular roof rack system for easy cargo transportation. They come with the coded bolts that offer security and practicality. They are also made of high-tensile aluminum tubing hence durable. It is remarkably lightweight, strong and corrosion-resistant. Above all, it is easy to install.
8: 2001-2006 BMW 3 Series E46 M3 Ham H Style Fog Light Covers Air Duct ABS.
Make your M3 stand out on the road with the upgraded fog light covers. They are made of high-quality ABS material. They are easy to install, however, professional installation is highly recommended.
9: Dynavin N6-E46 Radio Navigation System for BMW 3 series 1998-2006
Upgrade your ride’s multimedia system with the Dynavin radio navigation system. They have a seven inch LCD screen with a double din. They are Bluetooth enabled for hands-free calling and music streaming via your smartphone. They also have a reverse camera ready.
10: BMW E46 3-Series Unpainted ABS M3 Style Front Bumper
Upgrade your BMW's look with Polypropylene (OEM Material) M Conversion Bumper. The bumper is made of high-quality polypropylene and abs plastic for strength and durability. Professional installation is recommended but not required.
11. BMW E46 Tail Light Upgrade
Last but not least is one of our favorite BMW E46 upgrades. LED tail lights with clear lens. It will make the BMW look 10 years newer than it is. Note that you can buy the upgraded tail lights for pre-facelift 1999-2003 or the facefilt 2004-2006. Just make sure you order the correct set because the wire harness connection is different for the two sets.