BMW 3 Series (E46 Body), 2000-08
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

These include all of the following E46 platform BMW's: U.S. models:
323i, 323ci, 328i, 328ci, 325i, 325xi, 330ci, 330i, 330ci, 320d, 330d, M3.
European Models: 316i, 318i, 318ci, 320i, 323i, 328i, 325i, 330i, M3.

About These Tops:

These convertible tops are made by Robbins and carry their 6 year factory warranty.
There is also an 18 month labor allowance and a Limited Lifetime warranty on the window bond.

The original convertible top material was Twillfast (Sonnendeck) canvas.
An alternative convertible top fabric is Haartz Stayfast canvas.

The top is the Robbins reproduction: a one piece convertible top with a defroster
glass rear window, and featuring OEM style molded plastic retainer
for attachment of the back of the top. There is no black bezel around the glass,
and the top fits to the original headliner with brackets for hooking the headliner.


 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Original Sonnendeck (Twillfast RPC) Canvas Convertible Top
Made by Robbins    
(2714C)
For: 2000-08 BMW 3 Series (E46 Body) Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$805.00
B.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
Made by Robbins     
(2714C)
For: 2000-08 BMW 3 Series (E46 Body) Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$742.00
BMW 3 Series (E46 Body) convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

SPECIAL WEBBING PADS (TENSION STRAPS)
4 Pieces

 

$120.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95


Headliners

Headliners

2000-06 BMW 3 Series Headliner Lace Repair Kit

Strings plus hardware are included in this lace repair kit. Sold in Pairs

$199.95
2000-06 BMW 3 Series Headliner Repair Kit

This headliner repair kit includes paddles.

$239.95
2000-2006 BMW 3 Series Headliner, Black Domestic Material
$249.95
Replacement Headliner in Original Charcoal Ribbed Cloth.
$379.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95


Wind Deflector

Wind Deflector

2000-06 BMW E46 Series, Convertible Top Wind Deflector:
  • The simple goal is to help you enjoy your convertible even more with less wind blast and more fun. Our wind deflectors are designed specifically for your convertible, and are proven to decrease the back draft by up to 75%.
  • Below is the Time, Difficulty and Tools required for the first installation, after that the wind deflector goes in and out of your car in under One Minute.

  • Fast, easy and painless to install.
  • Drive Your Convertible with the top down more.
  • Enjoy Listening to the radio or have a conversation.
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • 1 year warranty.

Wind Deflector Testimonials
$394.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Dark Blue, Green and Beige

About Robbins Auto Top Company: Since 1943, Robbins Auto Top Company has been committed to providing only the highest quality products and service to their customers. Their goal is simple: Customer Satisfaction. Through innovation, continuous improvement of manufacturing processes, and a highly skilled work force, they offer the highest quality products and level of service possible. Distinctive styling, fine custom workmanship and attention to detail are all benchmarks of Robbins Auto Top Company. When you want the best...Go Robbins.

Original Configuration: Made with OEM style molded plastic retainer to install rear of top to body. Top fits to original headliner using our unique system of brackets into which headliner hooks attach.

Original Canvas Fabric:The original topping was Sonnendeck (Twillfast RPC) canvas.

Alternate Fabrics:We offer the Premium A5 German Sonnenland canvas version of this top, this is for those who want the optimum topping. We also offer Haartz Stayfast Canvas.

About The Fabrics:

German Sonnenland Canvas is the original German made canvas used in many Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and other convertibles. It's general construction is very similar to the other two canvases. It is hard to tell the surfaces apart among the three. But the manufacturing specifications make this the longest lasting top. There is an approximate twenty percent greater wear rating for Sonnenland than for Haartz Stayfast. Some of this is due to the abrasion resistance of the exterior canvas. This is a factor in certain tops where the framework design tends to produce friction between the top's surface and the car's hardware. (It is a well known 'trade secret' that the Haartz Division of Glen Raven Mills purchased the Sonnenland factory.)

Sonnendeck Canvas (also called 'Twillfast') is an American made canvas, true double texture topping like the Haartz Stayfast. Many purists who own Mercedes and other German cars want to see the particular German weave (that is called "dobby weave") when they look up inside the car. Haartz Stayfast canvas has a plain (unwoven) inner lining. So for Porsche, Mercedes and BMW owners who will spend a little more in order to see that "dobby" weave we offer a fabric called Sonnendeck (in addition to the original German Sonnenland or Happich canvas. The wear rating of Sonnendeck is also greater than for Haartz, by perhaps 10%. This is due to the slightly heavier inner lining and subtle bonding specification differences.

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black.

Molding around window:The top is made using original dimensioning and a molding is incorporated, as original, around the rear window.

Integral Defroster: The integral defroster was originally a part of the window.

Headliner:The headliner is available. It is listed as an "accessory." The headliner is made with the original charcoal ribbed cloth.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (BMW 3 Series (E46 Body)) fit cars for years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.