New shoes for my Santorini Blue E92 M3!

As much as I like the BMW Competition Package wheels that came on my E92 M3, I knew I wanted something a little different. I had already ran the same wheels for 2 years on my previous E92 M3 ZCP and had planned to replace them before that car met its demise in Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge…

I’ve always been a huge fan of BBS wheels, so naturally they were my first choice. I had considered Volk TE-37s as well, but ultimately BBS won out. My first order of business was to give Eric at Supreme Power a call. I’ve dealt with him and his company for the past 13 or so years starting with my 1995 M3 back in 2000. It was Eric who was able to source a beautiful set of BBS RCJs for that car, which I still have to this day. 

I’ve kicked myself for years over a set of BBS LMs that I let slip through my fingers on a trade, and decided that for this build it had to be a set of LMs with Diamond Black centers and polished lips. Then  I started thinking about my trip to the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany a couple of months prior. Having seen so many vintage BMW racecars on gold centered BBS Motorsport wheels, I decided that I’d follow suit. If it’s good enough for BMW Motorsport, it’s certainly good enough for me. The LMs quickly fell out of favor and a set of BBS Motorsport E88s took their place. I was originally going to continue with BMW’s theme of gold centers with polished lips, but then decided on anodized silver lips for ease of maintenance. Eric had the idea of anodizing the lips gold with black anodized barrels in order to give the car a cleaner, more modern look. 

Of course we didn’t stop there, and a front and rear Brembo GT 380mm big brake kit was ordered as well. After all, I was certainly going to need more stopping power considering what was going under the hood…
BBS E88s, 19×9.5 and 19×11

These 380mm Brembo rotors make the Brembo BBK on my E36 M3 look like a joke… I’ve owned cars with wheels that were smaller than these things!

The E92 M3 in it’s natural habitat, the gas station…

Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

On rare occasions I sometimes find myself taking pictures of things that aren’t cars… I took the following shoots while traveling in Munich, Germany during the European Delivery trip for my current BMW E92 M3. Don’t worry, there are a few car pics from the streets of Munich towards the end!
The top of the Rathaus-Glockenspiel of Munich in Marienplatz.
Mariensäule at Marienplatz.
Rathaus-Glockenspiel of Munich in Marienplatz.

Rathaus-Glockenspiel of Munich in Marienplatz.

Rathaus-Glockenspiel of Munich in Marienplatz.

View of Munich, Germany from the top of Rathaus-Glockenspiel.

View of Munich, Germany from the top of Rathaus-Glockenspiel.

View of Munich, Germany from the top of Rathaus-Glockenspiel.

View of Munich, Germany from the top of Rathaus-Glockenspiel.

View skyward from the top of Rathaus-Glockenspiel, about 9 floors up from street level.

Top of Rathaus-Glockenspiel.

Munich is absolutely breathtaking, be it as viewed from ground-level or 9 stories above…
I believe this BMW E38 7series was the only car I saw while in Germany and Austria that was not running on snow tires. You brave, brave soul… I can’t blame him though, if I had a set of AC Shnitzer wheels I’d never remove them either.

Such a clean example of a tastefully modded E38. It was for sale too, but since I live 9 hours west via plane, I passed.

Audi A2. Kinda looks like a squished Audi TT that itself looks like a squished VW Beetle. 
Audi A2 TDI equipped with a monstrous 1.2 litre diesel powerplant. Stump pulling torque, when applied to baby saplings perhaps. 

BMW E46 Touring on the nicest steel wheels that I have ever seen. I think they were 17s.
New BMW F20 1-Series 114i hatch.
New BMW F20 1-Series 114i hatch.

BMW E46 Compact. No comment.

BMW E46 Compact. No comment.