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by big blue
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina D3/B3 G20 Kidney Grill vs BMW M3 G20 Kidney Grill
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Alpina D3/B3 G20 Kidney Grill vs BMW M3 G20 Kidney Grill

There is a lot of chatter about the new front grill for the BMW G2* M3/M4 and though it would be good to compare how different it looks compared to the Alpina G20/21 B3/D3 . Everyone will have a preference and view on the new look from BMW and I know that it has raised a few eyebrows. I prefer the A...
by big blue
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Sytner Nottingham and my B4
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Sytner Nottingham and my B4

The paddles are an option (a tick over £200 IIRC) so the buttons haven't gone yet; I think I read somewhere than Andy Bovensiepen prefers the buttons as they're an Alpina tradition but they bowed to pressure from customer feedback to add the paddles as an option; I definitely prefer the paddles bot...
by big blue
Thu May 27, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: B3 no. 200 collected yesterday
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: B3 no. 200 collected yesterday

Hawmaws wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 10:09 pm
Yes thanks for the tip on the steering. I was warned about it, then forgot, and had a helluva fright when trying to get back into lane after passing a parked car.
This can be a shock when it occurs. Congratulations on the car and a nice combo.
by big blue
Thu May 06, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.
Topic: Online Insurance Sites Not Recognising G2x B3/D3
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Online Insurance Sites Not Recognising G2x B3/D3

What insurers are G2x B3/D3 owners using? I'm trying to get some quotes for D3 S, but the latest D3 listed in the menus are F3x BiTurbos (up to 2018). Try Adrian Flux, they have been good for me where A plan where not. I think everyone will have an opinion, but this is my opinion based on looking t...
by big blue
Thu May 06, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

Frosty wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 12:51 pm
I hear you on the brake discs. That along with the tail pipes were the only tell tail signs of my old B8 being something a little different to your standard E36 touring.
The B8 E36 is without doubt a holy grail car now and for its time.
by big blue
Sat May 01, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: ALPINA Videos
Topic: BMW Alpina B3 G20 - HOT LAP Nordschleife 7.53,26 min
Replies: 0
Views: 177

BMW Alpina B3 G20 - HOT LAP Nordschleife 7.53,26 min

BMW Alpina B3 G20 | HOT LAP Nordschleife 7.53,26 min which is pretty damn fast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsIOF2PJQbc

A track weekend at Nordschleife Nürburgring is a great tour to do in the summer so if you ever get the opportunity, just do it.
by big blue
Sat May 01, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

Love that colour and the saloon body style looks sharp. Thank you Jonny, 2021 G21 B3 #115, are any images of this as the current Sytner demo is the Alpina Green with the white seats and that looks very cool #115 Fantastic, always tempted by the petrol side of Alpina, amazing performance. The statem...
by big blue
Sat May 01, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

MickB3 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:55 pm
It certainly is a stunner 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Need to get a side by side shot this Bank Holiday
Some more shots, not so close this time apart from the front wheel, its always good to see the massive brake disc and caliper housing, stunning!
by big blue
Sat May 01, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

Jonnywishbone wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:55 pm
Love that colour and the saloon body style looks sharp.
Thank you Jonny, 2021 G21 B3 #115, are any images of this as the current Sytner demo is the Alpina Green with the white seats and that looks very cool
by big blue
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

The car looks great in either colour, and I quite like the black grille, but the main thing which strikes me is just how much nicer the B3/D3 now looks, compared to the M3! Now, if they could just produce a B4/D4 with the nose from the B3/D3, that would be rather a cool thing... P.S. love the inter...
by big blue
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

I could not stay away for long so let me introduce the G20 Alpina D3S Number 014. Congratulations Big Blue on the D3 S. I think Portimao Blue really suits the car - this was the colour I originaly specified before jumping to green (via grey). I've not driven one yet, though I have driven the G01 XD...
by big blue
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

Full Specification is: Active Air Stream Kidney Grille Active Guard Plus Air conditioning, automatic with three-zone control Airbags - front, side and head airbags, passenger airbag deactivation Alarm system ALPINA and model designation ALPINA CLASSIC 20" forged wheels, weight-optimised with wheel h...
by big blue
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

hap wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:30 pm
What’s the full spec Richard
Any nice optional bits
More interior shots pls
I will list the full spec and look for some internal images this weekend.
by big blue
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

Beautiful, makes a change to see a saloon. Really like the Fjord Blue leather. Is that ALPINA Blue, looks a bit like Portimao Blue? Your eye for detail is bang on the money again. Yes this is the case on the colour. I have to tip my hat to Alpina for how they take a standard shell and make it look,...
by big blue
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina D3S Number 014
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Alpina D3S Number 014

That is really stunning. Makes me rethink my "no new car" rule!! I'll keep an eye out for that in Sheffield. It was a really sunny day today so a good one for images and photos. The side by side was at Sytner Nottingham today. I will be out and about in South Yorkshire most days so will be spotted ...