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New to the fold B3SBiturbo - now pic-heavy!

Post by ade and liz flint » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:29 pm

So, today we did the deal and picked up our new ALPINA: E92 B3S Biturbo #285. This was the 1st registered UK demo car, and was specced very nicely by Matt (thanks, Matt!) and made an appearance in Autocar as their test car.

Sapphire black paintwork, new classics (turbines) with black dakota leather with the central panels and arm rests in Birch Lavalina, seatback roundels, piano black trim with gold insignia and optioned to the hilt!

Been a long journey to go and get her and she's a touch grubby right now (though nowhere near as downright FILTHY as #168 is right now following her return 520mile journey in all weathers). I'll get a few pics up when I get the opportunity, but suffice to say she is a lovely example, and has been very well looked after and just needs taking to the next level again, so a few tasks to be undertaken.

It's been interesting driving her home on a mix of motorway, dual carriageway, fast A roads and Welsh mountain roads. Good chance to make comparisons ..... more later :wink:
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Current:
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Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by SleeperService » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:37 pm

Delighted for you both...

you had better get the pictures up soon, or she might disappear in a puff of smoke......

:lol:

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Post by ade and liz flint » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:43 pm

SleeperService wrote:you had better get the pictures up soon, or she might disappear in a puff of smoke......
...as opposed to into a Welsh valley in the dark during the journey home tonight :lol:

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Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Re: New to the fold B3SBiturbo

Post by DonFlintoni » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:49 pm

ade and liz flint wrote:So, today we did the deal and picked up our new ALPINA: E92 B3S Biturbo #285. This was the 1st UK registered car, and was specced very nicely by Matt (thanks, Matt!) and made an appearance in Autocar as their test car.

Sapphire black paintwork, new classics (turbines) with black dakota leather with the central panels and arm rests in Birch Lavalina, seatback roundels, piano black trim with gold insignia and optioned to the hilt!

Been a long journey to go and get her and she's a touch grubby right now (though nowhere near as downright FILTHY as #168 is right now following her return 520mile journey in all weathers). I'll get a few pics up when I get the opportunity, but suffice to say she is a lovely example, and has been very well looked after and just needs taking to the next level again, so a few tasks to be undertaken.

It's been interesting driving her home on a mix of motorway, dual carriageway, fast A roads and Welsh mountain roads. Good chance to make comparisons ..... more later :wink:
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Post by jamesa » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:50 pm

Look forward to the feedback / comparison ...
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Post by ade and liz flint » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:56 pm

jamesa wrote:Look forward to the feedback / comparison ...
Let's just say 'interesting' at the moment. It helped stepping out of the RS straight into the B3S as performance was 'similar' and 'spirited' and the quality of the B3S really did stand out. There's a bit more to it, though, and I really want to get a few miles on her (the return trip to Swindon next Friday will help) before I really put a marker down. Also, need to change the tyres...there is a mix of 3 Pirelli PZero's and a PS2 on her...she'll be back on 4 Miches very soon :!:
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by Estoril Sport » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:39 am

Congratulations on the purchase of B3s BT ade and liz flint

I would also be interested to read what you think of the B3s, especially as you previously had a D3 BiTurbo.

I have had mine other three year's now and I still love the car, it brings a smile to my face every time I drive it.
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Post by 164 coupe » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:42 am

Congratulation Ade and Liz. I'm sure you will soon have #285 just how you want her.
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Post by ade and liz flint » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:58 am

Estoril Sport wrote:I would also be interested to read what you think of the B3s, especially as you previously had a D3 BiTurbo.
It is a very interesting comparison, but as said before, want to be certain before comments are made. First impressions are that it is a lovely car, though: of that there is no doubt!
164 coupe wrote:I'm sure you will soon have #285 just how you want her.
Plans already formulating, Roy, starting with a wash and brush-up tomorrow and an order for some decent tyres 8)
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by B10BRW » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:05 am

ade and liz flint wrote:
There's a bit more to it, though,
I think another 95bhp is more than a bit :wink:
Congratulations on your new beast.
Having owned both I would say they are chalk and cheese, both brilliant in their own way :D
Don't think you can really compare a NA 6 pot manual with a BT six pot auto.
Whilst I really loved the Roadster, the B3s BT is an altogether better package.
For me it has stunning performance (which you need an autobahn to exploit) great comfort, striking looks, superb handling, excellent economy and rarity, in other words an Alpina :lol:
Look forward to hearing your thoughts after you have a few more miles under your belt.

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Post by ade and liz flint » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:53 am

B10BRW wrote:
ade and liz flint wrote:
There's a bit more to it, though,
I think another 95bhp is more than a bit :wink:
Couldn't shake the bugger off, though :lol:

It's actually more a 3-way comparison, as as it stands I can see merits and drawbacks of all 3 ALPINA's we owned in the past week :shock: However, I need to keep powder dry on the new boy until I've driven more than 270 miles :)
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by John_C » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:49 am

Looking forward to hearing what you think of it and also to seeing the pics. 8)

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Post by Steelman » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:59 am

Really pleased that it's all gone well for you :wink:
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Post by PerryGunn » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:30 am

Congratulations, I'm pleased that she was in the condition that you were led to believe

Did you let Liz drive her or did you hog the drive home :lol:
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Post by Hodge » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:54 am

Well done all round, look forward to your musings :D

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