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About E46 Hood

The BMW E46 came out in the late 1990s as a replacement for the E36, in BMW's 3 Series of compact executive cars, and the series was manufactured until 2006, so this is a fairly recent model of car from the European high-end automaker. E46 hoods and other parts and accessories for the car are still in demand, as owners of a BMW typically value the car a lot and go to great lengths to care for it. The hoods are often made of carbon fiber rather than steel, and so are lightweight and durable and add to both performance and gas mileage. Displaying the familiar BMW emblem, the hood is a signature piece in the body of the car and many owners want to replace the factory original hood if, in the course of driving, it should get dinged a bit. Luckily, that's not difficult to do. E46 hoods are readily available on eBay for many different versions of the car, including the M3 and the GTR.