This is my first post on Bimmerforums.
I thought the best way for me to start is by describing my concept for the E46 316ti I own.
I know what your thinking only the 4cyl engine, well it is yes......at the moment. I am very happy with the performance of the engine (but anything would have been better than my old Puggly 306d), but i know there is room for alot more potential under the bonnet.
From searching arround the internet i see the largest engine the E46 compact comes withfrom factory is the 325. Somone may know differently...?
I'd like to step the engine hardware up to a more powerful lump at some point in the future, when i feel i can justify it :hihi
If anyone can advise on the implications of this that'd be great, new engine mounts/gear box etc
As the engine is only a 4cyl i've decided to start with the cars visuals. This started the other week when i invested in some BMW Alloys.
The wheels are on and a vast improvement to the stock steels and hubs that came with the car.
The body work is BMWs Titanium Silver. My plan is to have a two tone Black and Silver car, I was inspired by the Mercedes C Class Sport Coupe (the ones with a black roof).
The black sections will be the roof, boot lip, 316ti badge and alloys. People have suggested the wing mirrors aswell, but i am undecided on this.
The boot lip may get replaced by a CSL boot lip.
As the color scheme is black and silver, i would look to replace the standard roundels, with a new set of black ones, this should look nice.
If you've got this far then fair play for reading, if you have any suggestions/tips or advice, it'd be amazing to hear it.