i have a 1999 318 e46 saloon and have just fitted a performance exhaust.
it was second hand off ebay so wasnt expecting much but it sounds realy nice deep and throaty.
anyway, i find it sticks out a bit. all the hangers were already on the exhaust so it was just a case for the garage to cut the original one off and put this one on with a clamp.
because the hangers were already on, imo there is no way to fit the exhaust further down the car. as then it wouldnt fit.
i thought it might have been fitted to a m sport car or a facelift model?????
do these cars have bumpers that stick out a bit more than my original 1999 version.
as i now from owning one. a rover 200 bumper is more shallow that a rover 25 bumper.