This information is for the following BMW 3-Series E46 models and years:

– 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 BMW 3-Series E46 Sedan, Coupe, Convertible, Touring, Compact and M3.

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When installing or replacing the rear emblem on your BMW E46 and E46 M3, it’s useful to have the original lettering placement dimensions, so it will look as OEM as possible.

Follow the image and dimemsions below, depending on your E46 body (sedan, coupe, convertible, compact or touring):

E46 Sedan rear lettering install
BMW E46_sedan_rear_lettering_location_dimensions

Sedan 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i, 330i and xi models
A= 50 mm B= 25 mm

Sedan 318d, 320d, 330d
A= 50 mm B= 25 mm

E46 Coupe / Cabrio rear lettering install

E46_coupe_cabrio_rear_lettering_location_dimensions

Coupe 318Ci, 320Ci, 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci
A = 55 mm B = 15.5 mm
M3 Coupe
A = 42.5 mm B = 41 mm
Convertible 318Ci, 320Ci, 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci
A = 42.5 mm B = 21 mm
M3 Convertible
A = 16.4 mm B = 10.8 mm
320 Cd Convertible
A = 56.5 mm B = 19 mm

E46 Touring rear lettering install
E46_touring_rear_lettering_location_dimensions

Touring 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i, 330i, 318d, 320d, 330d and xi models
A= 50 mm B= 25 mm

E46 Compact rear lettering install
E46_compact_rear_lettering_location_dimensions

Compact 316ti, 318ti, 325ti, 318td, 320td models
A= 41 mm B= 134.5 mm C= 1 mm