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Upgrades for BMW 1998-2006 3 Series E46

For BMW E46 owners looking to upgrade their vehicles, here are a few upgrades and modifications for 3-Series models, including the 318, 320, 323, 325, 328, 330, and M3 sold from 1998 to 2006.

BMW E46 Halo Projector Headlights

2002-2005 BMW E46 3-Series 4 Door Halo Projector Headlights Blk Light Pair

If you are looking to upgrade the look of your E46 dramatically, there is no other mod that can do it other than the BMW E46 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 cost less than one OEM headlight.

E46 M3 Black Side Fender Grille Grill Vents

cool bmw mods BMW E46 M3 Black Side Fender Grille Grill Vents 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Get overwhelming satisfaction with your car’s new aggressive and upgraded look with M3 black side fender grille vents. They are made of high-quality ABS, providing durability. They have a logo that promotes appearance. They are straightforward to install.

E46 Tail Light Upgrade

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One of our favorite BMWs upgrades is the E46 LED tail lights with a clear lens. It will make the BMW look ten years newer than it is. Note that you can buy the upgraded tail lights for pre-facelift 1999-2003 or the facelift 2004-2006. Make sure you order the correct set because the wire harness connection is different for the two sets.

LED Interior Lights

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Improve the interior of your ride by upgrading it with these 12 Volt LED Interior Bulbs that offer a modern appearance. They are easy to install, and no special tools or equipment are needed for installation. These bulbs can also be used in your car without warning lights or other issues. LED bulbs consume exceptionally less energy compared to incandescent bulbs.

Front Hood Kidney Grill

Wandkings Grille Stripe Decals for Kidney Grills - REFLECTIVE Colors (Dark Blue, Red, White-Silver, Light Blue)

Facelift the appearance of your BMW with the matte black front hood E46 kidney luxury grille. The matte black color design improves your car’s exterior style as it upgrades it with a luxurious appearance. They are also durable since they are made using high-impact polystyrene.

Foot Rest Pedals for BMW 3 Series

Left Hand Drive Auto Transmission Car - BMW 3 Series 1998-2011, E46, E92, E93, E87, X1

Add a great and aggressive look to your BMW with an upgrade of AT brake footrest BMW pedals. They are heavy-duty brushed aluminum construction with non-slip studs on the pedal surface, preventing slippage.

Roof Rack Base Support System

bmw e46 roof rack upgrades

Upgrade your BMW with the modular roof rack system for easy cargo transportation. They come with coded bolts that offer security and practicality. They are also made of high-tensile aluminum tubing hence durable. Also, they are remarkably lightweight, strong, corrosion-resistant, and easy to install.

H Style Fog Light Covers Air Duct

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Make your M3 stand out on the road with the upgraded E46 fog light covers. They are made of high-quality ABS material. They are easy to install; however, professional installation is highly recommended.

N6-E46 Radio Navigation System

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Upgrade your ride’s multimedia system with the Dynavin radio navigation system. They have a seven-inch LCD screen. They are Bluetooth-enabled for hands-free calling and music streaming via your smartphone. They also have a reverse camera ready.

ABS M3 Style Front Bumper

bmw  BMW E46 3-Series Unpainted ABS M3 Style Front Bumper + Mesh Grille + Fog Light

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.

HERCOO License Plate Light

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Brighten your vehicle’s lighting with these wonderful LED Blue License Plate Lights for BMW. The lenses are made of ABS plastic and won’t fade from exposure. They also perfectly replace the factory OEM parts. The bulbs are blue and durable as they last for over 20,000 working hours. They are also easy to install.

We hope you find the Upgrades for BMW 1998-2006 3 Series E46 guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your BMW.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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