BMW E46 - 3 Series

The BMW E46 3 Series was sold to the US market from 1998 - 2006. BMW claimed the body to be 70% more rigid than its E36 predecessor. A more rigid body combined with aluminum used in many of the suspension components allowed for much better ride quality on the street and better performance on the track. 

BMW E46 3 Series - Öhlins Buyers Guide