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by Scorchio
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: F30 BMW Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo @ Geneva - Teaser
Replies: 35
Views: 8673

Can everyone see the photo?
by Scorchio
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: F30 BMW Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo @ Geneva - Teaser
Replies: 35
Views: 8673

Re: F30 BMW Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo @ Geneva - Teaser

jacoda434 wrote:
i cant see it :cry:
And now?
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by Scorchio
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: F30 BMW Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo @ Geneva - Teaser
Replies: 35
Views: 8673

F30 BMW Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo @ Geneva - Teaser

Fresh on Facebook: teaser for the new B3 BT:

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Want!!!
by Scorchio
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Returning Alpina-owner saying "hi"
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Returning Alpina-owner saying "hi"

After 8 months in a garage, my Alpina B3 3.3 is back on the road.
It does need some work (xenons, brakes, suspension, rust inside rear door, brake lines, ...), but I'm happy to be Alpina-ing again. :)

It's good to be back.
by Scorchio
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New BE tax laws: taking the B3 off the road
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Sell the car from you to the company on the cheap. Company makes a loss on the car which can be offset against tax and you get a cheap Alpina Win - win situation That's the plan, but the divorce is costing me money. Can't afford to buy it from myself at the moment. The Alpina is never going to be c...
by Scorchio
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New BE tax laws: taking the B3 off the road
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

New BE tax laws: taking the B3 off the road

Our fantastic new Belgian tax laws have forced me to take the B3 off the road. I can no longer afford to keep 2 cars running, because they've reorganized (read: increased) the tax advantages for company cars (I have my own company). Keeping the 2 cars would mean paying an extra €6000 (GBP5000) in ...
by Scorchio
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The new dyno graph for the revised BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo
Replies: 2
Views: 2206

It looks to me like the new B5 Biturbo has been topped off at 540hp and 730Nm.
Perhaps this was done to avoid upsetting the M5 (560hp and 680nm)?
by Scorchio
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Hubs,rotors,caliper,pads,fluid replaced; still wobble!
Replies: 13
Views: 4180

Thanks, guys, for the physics lesson ;)

Since everything to do with braking has been replaced, it only makes sense that something else is misbehaving.
I will need to get bushings, joints, top mounts checked.
by Scorchio
Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Hubs,rotors,caliper,pads,fluid replaced; still wobble!
Replies: 13
Views: 4180

I would guess wheel imbalance, brake pad material transfer to the discs (parking up with hot brakes), or suspension control arm bushings. I think you've covered the brake parts potential issues so maybe try a wheel balance? On an E28 I believe that these symptoms are classic tired control arm bushi...
by Scorchio
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Time to come clean
Replies: 37
Views: 8749

So, Bilstein B6s are a good replacement for the standard Alpina Sachs (!) dampers? Good to know. Charles, is the car on its original springs? Aren't they corroded at all after 190k miles? ;) Would a set of Eibach Pro springs lower the car, you think? How is the ride comfort with the B6s, compared to...
by Scorchio
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Hubs,rotors,caliper,pads,fluid replaced; still wobble!
Replies: 13
Views: 4180

Hubs,rotors,caliper,pads,fluid replaced; still wobble!

Back story: While running on BMW OEM rotors and pads, the car developped a steering wobble while carefully braking from 70 mph. Went to see the BMW stealer, who said it could only be due to the brake rotors. So I replaced them myself with ATE rotors and at the same time replaced pads front and rear ...
by Scorchio
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: mpg on E46 B3 3.3
Replies: 20
Views: 6092

I have been monitoring my consumption with spritmonitor.de since I got the car 34000 miles ago.

The calculated average is 27,8 mpg.
Early this year I did an eco-"run" (1 full tank) and managed to get 36.877 mpg.
by Scorchio
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What would be your ideal new ALPINA ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5947

It would have to be something that's affordable to tax and run. Base BMW model: F30 328i (4-pot 2.0-liter BiTurbo, 240hp) Power in bhp: 280hp; anything above 211hp is taxed at €5000, but yearly tax will be low Torque in lb ft: pound-feet? No idea ;) 400Nm MPG: 30 Price: €40000 Styling comments: ...
by Scorchio
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: B10 Biturbo Limited Edition 10th Anniversary (Japan)
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

B10 Biturbo Limited Edition 10th Anniversary (Japan)

For sale in Japan: a B10 Biturbo Limited Edition 10th Anniversary. According to this picture, number 6 of 10. It's listed as a '95, but that's when it was imported into Japan. Maybe it's a Japanese thing, and the just slapped on some other center caps? http://picture1.goo-net.com/957/9570973/J/9570...
by Scorchio
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: Considering a B3 3.3 touring purchase
Replies: 26
Views: 8909

asp wrote: Sorry, just edited. I emailed the factory. Send via PM?
zefactory@alpina.de ? :D

PM is fine.