“What better time than now,” they say. Who they might be, I am unsure. But I think it’s safe to assume what they’re talking about: buying an E92 M3. To be clear, the V8-powered M3 lineup is anything but inexpensive, tallying in at around $20,000 for the cheapest examples, and swelling past $50,000 for the best of the best. Cheap, they are not.
For as long as I’ve known him, Blake Olsen has been building wild cars, and shredding the tires off of them with incredible style. In recent years, though, Blake’s drifting career has taken a backseat to the other priorities of life. 2019, however, marks a return, with Blake’s E92 making its competitive debut in just a few short weeks for the first round of Formula Drift Pro2 competition in Orlando, Florida.
Immediately following SEMA, the Bag Riders crew and their illustrious E92 set out for the Arizona desert. The Bag Riders E92 made its initial debut back in 2010, and has since transformed into a community favorite, most recently spotted in the streets of Ocean City, Maryland sporting a RedBull livery. This time around, the crew has toned things down. To celebrate the car’s latest iteration, the gang wanted to capture the car not only in photos, but in video.
With BMW’s launch of the F80 M3, the E90 and E92 are no longer the new kid on the block. Instead, they’ve officially cemented their position in the M3 legacy, and will, from here on out, presumably age like a fine wine. We will watch them depreciate in value for the next few years, but in due time, their place amongst the hierarchy of BMW M cars will ensure they’re a classic in the future.
With SEMA just hours away, the wildest of builds are making their way towards the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada. The halls of the convention center are filled with the year’s top cars, ranging from top-fuel drag racers to iconic classics and custom-built hot rods, and the primary goal – standing out – is one that can be far tougher than expected.