I recommend finding a manual over the smg because the smg has quite a few problems while the 6spd manual is quite reliable. Vs motorsports converts a e46 m3 smg transmission to manual as a solution rather than buying a new hydraulic pump. How to own a bmw e46 m3 with a proper manual for next to. Unlike bmw s e60 m5 and e92 m3, the e46s smg and manual options use the same gearbox, allowing for cheap conversion from one to the other a process made simple less daunting by following. This 2002 bmw m3 has 98k miles and is finished in titan silver metallic over jet black leather. Wpc surface treated main bearings s63 s63tu f10 f12 f f85 f86 m5 m6 x5m x6m. I did this conversion on my e46 m3, had my smg bellhousing machined rather than obtain one from a manual car. Bmws m cars, the m3, m5, m roadster, and m coupe are modified by bmws motorsports division to provide a higher level of performance for drivers who want a more exciting, racecar like. See my 2002 bmw m3 coupe testdrive for a full roadtest report.
Page 3 please take the time to read this owners manual and familiarize yourself with the information that we have compiled for you before starting off in your new bmw m3. Manual e46 m3 s tend to be more desirable and cost quite a bit more than manual m3 s. It was the only significant change to the m product lineup for 2002, but it is newsworthy. The 420g is a 6speed manual transmission manufactured by getrag. Unlike bmws e60 m5 and e92 m3, the e46s smg and manual options use the same gearbox, allowing for cheap conversion from one to the other a process made simple less daunting by following. Our e46 bellhousing prep service includes all the parts and machining for the smg to manual conversion. I got my steel greycinnamon m3,6sp manual, lease turnin. E46 bellhousing machine and prep service for smg to manual. Bmw m3 smg to six speed manual conversion eurompire. Bmw offered an hpattern manual with an automated clutch in approximately half of their earlymid 90s alpina e31 models referred to as shiftronic. The latest addition to the tf fleet is a 2004 bmw m3, stock car with a csl type bumper, sub100k miles and the smg transmission. The clutch switch and brake switch must be installed and wired appropriately to retain the function of a true manual transmission e46 m3.
The bmw m3 stands out for being athletic, responsive and fun to drive, as well as relatively fuelefficient. We are happy to offer professionally machined bellhousings. Were actively collecting data on the worst problems for the bmw m3. Hopefully ive dispelled a few myths about the contraversial smg m3. Identical except for color, trim, and rear sunshade. I have 2002 m3 with the smg transmission and the gear. Ive purchased a broken e46 m3 manual gearbox off ebay for. Check out my main channel shoplifetv for the tutorial on how to do it.
Ok, maybe your grandmothers glaucoma is an overblown reason for her to get legal herbs, but thats beside the. Vs motorsports converts a e46 m3 smg transmission to manual as a solution rather than buying a new hydraulic pump published on 10062011 07. Bmw e46 m3 smg to 6spd manual conversion bmw s e46 m3 is arguably the best m car to date. We install all detents and springs for a worry free installation back into your now manual e46. Contact to check on coreshipping and ensure availability before purchasing. A high revving straight six with beautifully tuned individual throttle bodies, boasts an impressive 333hp, with nimble handling, an aggressive stance and body design that still competes with todays exotic cars. I also installed a aux cable in a bmw e46 and fix the sunroof. M3 smg to manual conversion pick up and thoughts youtube. The smg ii drivelogic is bmws second generation of their sequential manual gearbox offered in the e46 m3 and possibly some other models. Smg to manual conversion on the e46 m3 lang racing development duration. For bmw e46 m3 0106 smg clutch hydraulic unit w pressure accumulator genuine. An faq for the commonly misunderstood bmw smg ii transmission. The e46 m3 had a couple major issues, one of the lesser ones is the smg gearbox. Bmws steptronic or porsches tiptronic it is a manual transmission with.
The e46 m3 came in two different transmission variations. Bmw e46 m3 smg to 6spd manual conversion bmws e46 m3 is arguably the best m car to date. Bmw m3 pov hdsmg ii tourhow to use the smg transmission. The thirdgeneration bmw m3, a highperformance version of bmw 3series coupe, was introduced last year, and it was joined by the m3 convertible in 2001. One point of contention was that it was only ever available with the. The hydraulic pump often fails resulting in a costly repair. Enter your email address to receive alerts when we have. I wasnt able to confirm whether the m3 smg is faster in a straight line than the m3 with a standard sixspeed manual transmission, but with the quicker shifts, i suspect its probably about a half second faster than the 5. E46 bellhousing machine and prep service for smg to manual conversion. Bmw e46 3 series coupe m3 smg ii specs ultimate specs. This was in some ways a predecessor to their later sequential gearbox offering, a system simply called sequential manual gearbox smg on the e36 m3starting in 1997 and later smgii on the.
The innovation is that, when functioning as an automatic, the driver does not need to operate a clutch pedal, simply designate desired gear. Supercharged 2002 bmw m3 smg for sale on bat auctions. Its sequential manual gearbox has been officially named smg, and its a seriously hightech piece. E46 m3 smg to manual conversion lang racing development. I drive both a manual car and an smg car and i find the smg car to be fun in very different way. Smg to manual conversion complete with pics the m3cutters. Lets start off by saying that i live in a small country, so there are approximately 4560.
Just send us a full bellhousing and well send it back fully prepped to be installed in your converted e46. An inherently lessefficient automatic dressed up with manual shift buttons or a slightly jerkyshifting manual transmission with robotized shifting. Unlike bmws e60 m5 and e92 m3, the e46s smg and manual options use the same gearbox, allowing for cheap conversion from one to the. Bmw m3 e46 smg vs manual full kit with drawing for smg bellhousing machining and install manual. Its essentially a transmission capable of functioning as an automatic, or functioning as a manual transmission. True to traditional bmw style, the new 2002 m3 coupe is a tribute to classy and contemporary design, smooth and aerodynamic lines, and generous luxuries. Smg first appeared in europe in 1996 and has recently accounted for half of all m3. Manual by dan barnes bmws sequential manual gearbox is a major technical achievement. Bmw performance parts lang racing development store. Check out our website often to see what we have in stock today. Text with all questions 75733712six8 you will not get a response if you fail to follow directions. It was never available in the us but, for the rest of the world, the e46 bmw m3 csl is said by to be the best mcar ever made. It is designed for longitudinal engine applications and is designed for use on engines producing up to 499 n. But all of you are missing out on fantastic vehicles because people with no experience with the system love to perpetuate the myth that the transmission murders puppies and gave your grandmother glaucoma.311 1107 57 936 956 1378 1084 173 853 232 795 1355 392 961 1191 652 816 1355 829 796 146 1017 102 1502 1370 882 1140 284 1058 1441 1145 966 759 234 7 431 98 1118 828 435 814 1469 1013 1231 577 2