BMW E92 M3 in Matte Red on HRE FF01 Wheels in Tarmac Finish
We started last week with the Porsches, now let’s get a look at the BMWs of SoCal Euro 2015 in Part II of our multi-installment recap of the coolest cars of one of Cali’s biggest car shows. ModBargains had quite the setup this year – check out what we had on display.
Here’s the wider view of the two ///M cars we had on display.
Across the way, we spotted this slick looking F22 BMW M235i wearing a host of Carbon Fiber exterior upgrades for F22 2-series. These Performance Design Unlimited cars were also sitting low on rolloface coilovers for F22 2-Series.
Here’s a closeup of the CF bits they brought out for the 2.
We really liked the black and white F22 M235i on the left. Let’s take a closer look at that, shall we?
Rolling on a set of HRE FF15 Tarmac Wheels for F22, the multispoke flow form wheels from HRE look fantastic, especially given the car’s clean appearance dropped on KW Coilovers, painted front splitter and painted front reflectors. Under the hood, we spotted a BMS Intake for BMW N55 engines – these awesome roto molded, high flow intakes are engineered for great flow, but unfortunately, can’t be sold here in California as they’re not legal for street use.
We spotted the 2 again later coming back from a pass down the dragstrip – this photo does illustrate one of the caveats of black wheels though, even with gorgeous wheels like HREs, they can disappear in shadows if they’re too dark, which is why you may not want to rule out other colors when shopping for your next set of wheels.
As we strolled around, we couldn’t help but notice this handsome blue BMW 2-Series with different Carbon Fiber accessories than we’d seen previously. With blacked out reflectors and Gloss Black Kidney grilles, this F22 really nailed the black and blue look. Clearly serious about handling performance, this F22 is rolling on Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires and Hotchkis Suspension. Here’s a closer look at the aggressive Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser and Carbon Fiber Side Skirt extensions. From this angle, we can actually see the “flame surfacing” detailing that Chris Bangle started all those years ago.
As we strolled around the show, we also spotted our friends at Solo-Werks, who had this very cool E46 BMW 325i Touring wagon lowered on Solo-Werks Coilovers for E46, this red on white combination is certainly a stunner.
Wagner Tuning had this handsome F80 M3 rocking a set of HRE Performance Wheels.
We spotted this F80 BMW M3 rocking a set of 19in Fifteen52 wheels.
The E46 M3 next to it was also quite the looker, also on fifteen52s.
There was so much to say that we can hardly touch on everything, but we’ll try to keep up – these were our best shots of the BMWs of SoCal Euro in motion.
This E46 BMW M3 was rolling on a set of ENKEI RPF-1 wheels and had been fitted with a painted Carbon Fiber GT-R Style Hood for BMW E46, not to mention the black kidney grilles and CCFL Angel eyes.At the rear, this M3 boasts a Carbon Fiber CSL-Style trunk that’s been painted to leave just the lip exposed as carbon fiber.
Widebody BMW E90.
This guy looks familiar! Have I mentioned that I really like Longroofs? This E91 BMW 328i touring really nails the eurowagon look with a paintmatched aero roof rack.The side profile of the E91 is surprisingly good looking.
Of course, no car can stay moving the whole show – so here’s a selection of our favorite static BMWs from SoCal Euro 2015.
That about wraps it up – with 3,000+ cars in attendance, there’s no way we could capture all of it, or walk every aisle, but we did our best to bring you the most interesting Bimmers.
If you’re interested in modifying your BMW or have a question about how to mod it – from what offset wheels you should run to power options for your engine – we invite you to talk to the experienced, Friendly and enthusiastic Mod Experts at ModBargains – call 714-582-3330 today or email [email protected]
Story & Photos by Nicholas Gregson