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by GuyW
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: ALPINA (Parts) For Sale
Topic: 50th Anniversary ALPINA key ring - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

50th Anniversary ALPINA key ring - SOLD

Brand new, never used 50th Anniversary silver key ring for sale - still in the box.

Looking for £40 plus p+p.

07788 153985 or private message me.
by GuyW
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: D3 Biturbo F30 LCI
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

D3 Biturbo F30 LCI

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/D3/Bi-Turbo/saloon/232

I am afraid that I just don't drive my Alpina enough to justify keeping it, so I am putting it up for sale.

Very highly spec'd and in mint condition with just 5,000m.

Any interest, please IM me.

Guy
by GuyW
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: ALPINA D3 Biturbo F30 LCI
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

ALPINA D3 Biturbo F30 LCI

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/D3/Bi-Turbo/saloon/232 I have decided that I just don't drive my Alpina enough, and that I am going to sell it. It is very highly spec'd, and in mint condition with Topaz Paint Protection Film on the front of the car, so no stone chips. It has done less than 5,000 mi...
by GuyW
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: S announced
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

They need to bring xDrive to the RHD cars. 660Nm is proving a problem for RWD cars, as is shown by the difference between the two models.
by GuyW
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: First Post, First Alpina
Replies: 45
Views: 13298

Journalists often ask why ALPINA chose to put buttons on the wheel when everyone else use paddles. I bit of research into the history of switchtronic would tell them that ALPINA put buttons on the steering wheel before other companies started using 'flappy paddles'!! They have just never changed. I ...
by GuyW
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: First Post, First Alpina
Replies: 45
Views: 13298

Be interested to know why you didn't go for the steering wheel, I quite fancy that option. Guy, could I ask you what colour your car is, I am thinking of med blue and wonder if that's your choice. Its ALPINA Blue! Its under very bright lights at a detailers, which is why it looks less purple than u...
by GuyW
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: First Post, First Alpina
Replies: 45
Views: 13298

A question though, does Sport+ completely disengage the traction control, or just loosen its limits? I think you have you have to press the traction control butting itself for it to actually go 'off' right? Yes, Sport changes the gear shifts pattern, throttle response and steering, Sport+ relaxes t...
by GuyW
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: First Post, First Alpina
Replies: 45
Views: 13298

The engine is run in at 1,000 miles, but really frees up at 5,000 miles. A significant difference in torque and power (and economy). Engine pulls to 4,500 rpm, so a bit more head room above your 3,000 limit. BMW LEDs aren't significantly different from xenons - I think it is more noticeable on Audis...
by GuyW
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Busted 435D (D4)
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

Boy - someone wanted a D4 really badly! Can't believe all the bits they bought, without actually buying the proper car
by GuyW
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: 2016 UK Production figures are in !
Replies: 32
Views: 8006

Toasey wrote:Wow, only 11 petrol-engined Alpinas for the UK in 2016, versus 63 diesels.
Yep, the BMW M car is less extreme and more adaptable, closing the gap that used to exist between Alpina and M, plus the diesel engine is a cracker with less depreciation.
by GuyW
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: My week with the Alpina XD3 - Video
Replies: 9
Views: 3608

Hi Joe, I did watch the YouTube video a few days ago and thought you liked the car! So pleasant surprise to see you are considering buying one yourself. The B3 is a great car, big enough to be practical but small and light enough to be very quick and nimble. Great front end (one of the best), and th...
by GuyW
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: D3 Bi-Turbo / Sytner / B3 Bi-Turbo
Replies: 21
Views: 10068

For the very reasons Bert mentioned, is why I like driving my Sierra Cosworth albeit that it's got a blower on it! It's raw, not clinical. It's like having a great big donar kebab from the food van where as the Diesel powered Alpina's will give you clinical food served on a silver platter by white ...
by GuyW
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina Cufflinks
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Got a pair these. They are excellent.
by GuyW
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Fuel economy!
Replies: 17
Views: 4762

Regularly see high 40s! :D :D :D

And 500 miles from a tank.
by GuyW
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: D3 Biturbo
Replies: 58
Views: 22893

Yes - completely agree that is a great, cost optimised spec. Med blue is lovely in the flesh - I saw one at Goodwood. With Decals, it looks regal!! Prof nav is a must. HUD with speed is great, and essential in a car which breaks the national speed limit in around 4 seconds! Cashmere merino is lovely...