I am not sure what your point is, but, you will get from no argument from me about having an M3 engine in any BMW.i dont think the looks have anything to do with the engine in the car...?
What I was saying is that the M3 obviously had different body parts such as wider fenders, etc, and it does not seem to translate well on an e46 four door, at least not when it is done like this. Maybe BMW would have made it work, if they had made an e46 M3 sedan. But this example just does not look quite right. But maybe, BMW tried the same thing, and decided that they could not make the proportions look quite right when they added the M3 body mods to an e46 sedan. Maybe I am just completely wrong. But there is little doubt that there was a market for an e46 M3 sedan, but they did not produce one.
But, to your point, I love the idea of an M3 engine in a standard e46 sedan body. I have seen a few, and I think it rocks as a sleeper BMW.
Also, if this guy is happy with the looks of his car, then good for him. I am not going to add to the rather large stream of people pissing on it. It is his money, and he will be the one driving it. but he will find no love for it on here, and posts like this will only draw abuse on this forum.