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2004 BMW M3 (E46)

2004 BMW M3 (E46)
Added On January 19, 2021
Views 13,791
Downloads 1,762
Version Most Wanted
Brand BMW
Favorited 3 times
Average Rating
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File updated on: May 25, 2021

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This car replaces BMW M3 (Unused) (BMWM3)

BMW M3 E46

Addon car mod by EllisRacing for NFS Most Wanted

Part of the BMW E46 Overhaul Mod Project for NFSMW

Current Version: 2.1

For more info:

Mod showcase:





v2.1 (5/25/21) - the "sorry it took so long for me to release this update" edition

- Added Extended Customization!

v2.0 (1/19/21)

- Switched from Ed to Binary

- Switched to MW-quality base model with some LOD parts

- Revamped everything from scratch, improved body kit models for MW by lowering detail

- Removed 2 kits (Moved to M3 GTR)

- Added 1 new kit

- New performance

v1.0 (5/17/19) - Initial release




This mod adds back the BMW M3 E46 (which was planned for NFSMW but cut during development) as an addon car.

Notable features:

- Full customization options

- New kits

- New hoods (including missing hood style 31 & 32, with LODs)

- Spoilers, Roof scoops, decals, vinyls, etc customization fully functional

- Performance upgrades

- Improved performance/physics configuration

- Vanilla MW-level quality

- LOD models

- damage textures




Tools Required:

1) Binary v2.4 (as of this mod release, the latest version of Binary is required)

2) VLTed

How to install:

1) Run Binary

a) Click the icon on the left to launch Binary for users

b) Select "Setup_BMWM3_Binary.end" from this directory

c) Select your NFSMW installation directory

d) Save.

2) Run VltEd

a) File -> Open -> select your NFSMW installation directory

b) File -> Import -> ModScript -> select "Setup_BMWM3_VltEd.nfsms" from this directory

c) Select "Install" option

d) Save.

4) Run the game and create a new save file OR patch your existing save file using the save patcher, included with this mod.

a) The save patcher is only useful if you haven't installed any previous versions of this mod before.

i) Run the "SavePatcher" exe and select your save game to patch.

ii) Then, use the "SaveEditor" exe, and simply open your save file and save it again. This is to prevent a bug that prevents the game from loading the patched file.




Seriously, thank you all so much!


Felixeur - Performance, help with VLT issues

LUNA, heyitsleo: GTR Kit 3 (Shift2 Works kit) & M3/M3CSL Widebody Kit 3

Valen2006 - tinted headlights

Trackmaniamatt - painted spoiler

Vicious - custom headlights (halo)

Crazy_Max - race mirrors taken from M3 DTM mod

M3 E46:

GXP-10: M3 Base Mod


FLP, Valen1991 - BMW M3 CSL Base mod

Vee - M3 CSL HD Secondary Logo

M3 GTR Strassenversion:

Rsracerp60 - original "Addon performance" mod which influenced this one

M3 GTR Race version:

GXP-10: ALMS body kit (Kit 2)

379Felipe - original M3 GTR E46 upgradeable performance mod which influenced this one


  • Version 1.1 uploaded May 25, 2021

    EllisRacing uploaded a new version. The new file is 36.5 MB.

    Added Extended Customization!
  • Initial version uploaded January 19, 2021

    EllisRacing uploaded initial version. The original file is 6.97 MB.

Visitor Comments

  • Antonio Proyectio - 11 months ago
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    Y'know, that's such a great work. But I'd like something simple (at least out of Unlimiter).

    I'm looking for a base M3 addon, with the due 5 body kits and the usual rest of generic body parts.

    The body kits in mind are:

    - 1st one you show

    - SHIFT Bumpers Kit 1

    - SHIFT Wide Kit 2

    - Non-ALMS GTR Wide Kit

    - 3rd one you show

    (In this order)

  • Chihaya GSR - 7 months ago
    User Date
    This car Vinyl Resolution is 512px or 1024px???
    • Valen2006 - 7 months ago
      User Date
      It has both, you can choose which one to use

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