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Post by neil » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:45 am

We've added some more photos of the B3 too....

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AS before the link for all the photos is here:

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Post by neil » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:53 am

And more photos of the XD3

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Post by neil » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:56 am

OK here's the power and torque curves for the B3 and XD3


First the new Bi-Turbo compared to the 'old' B3 S Bi-Turbo

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And here's the XD3's

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Post by neil » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:01 am

Ok Here's a walkround video of the BMW ALPINA XD3 BiTurbo

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Post by neil » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:12 am

Here's most of the new XD3 stats uploaded into our page:

Our stats on the BMW ALPINA XD3 Bi-Turbo

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Post by neil » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:44 am

Here's a walkaround of the BMW ALPINA B3 Bi-Turbo

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Post by neil » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:58 am

Just added my photos for the 4 show cars to the existing Galleries:


Photos of BMW ALPINA B3 Bi-Turbo Saloon No. 001

Photos of BMW ALPINA XD3 Bi-Turbo No. 002

Photos of BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Convertible No. 028

Photos of BMW ALPINA B7 L Bi-Turbo Allrad Saloon No. 032

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Post by neil » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:06 am

I asked Andy B about why they decided on the X3....

They have been considering it for a while (I should know - I was hoping for an ALPINA X5 a while back - they tested it and it was definitely on the cards at one point).

There is a big market for performance SUVs. Porsche, Range Rover, Audi etc.

The X3 is ideal in terms of its lifecycle.

The X3 has proven to be successful across markets and across its lifetime.

The X3 is as big as the original X5 but 300Kg lighter.

It was suitable to take the D5 engine.

Ultimately it gives the performance of a big petrol V8 SUV with the very good economy and emissions.

They also expect the car to appeal to new type of customers

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Post by neil » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:52 pm

Just realised I'd forgotten to link some general shots of the stand (there are more on my camera too I think)

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Post by neil » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:43 pm

Here's a walkround of the B6

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Post by big blue » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:24 pm

neil wrote:Here's a walkround of the B6
Saw this today and it looked excellent. Slightly biased maybe but the three Blue Alpina's on the stand look fantastic. The Alpina stand is located in a central area and gets a lot of attention. Not really a wine drinker but had a glass of Alpina Wine and some grapes and for a minute was thinking that I was gentry...........
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Post by neil » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:14 pm

And here's the final walkround...

The BMW ALPINA B7 L bi-turbo Allrad

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Post by neil » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:10 pm

Just added some of my general photos of the ALPINA stand

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Post by Hodge » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:30 pm

Congratulations on your coverage Neil, it's like being there, thanks to all who helped

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Post by sward » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:40 pm

It is indeed like being there. I was there today and can vouch for that. The very nice lady in Neil's photos above gave me and my friends some much needed glasses of water while we sat down and rested before setting off again for more car drooling. The B6 convertible floated my boat. If anyone else is going, you must check out the Hamann stand. There is a metallic pink Range Rover on there which would unsettle the stomach of a concrete elephant. I have photos!

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