Frankfurt IAA Motorshow 2013 (Lots of photos & videos !!

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Post by dodgyken » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:25 am

The B3 was in the workshop being finished when I was at the factory a couple of weeks back.

Upstairs they were making the lighting rig for the touring

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Post by neil » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:52 am

And here's the XD3 - interestingly it is the same car used at Geneva - now with the alcantara stitched trim (at Geneva it previewed potential future interior featuring innovative LED technology).

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All the photos here: (Photos 70 onwards taken at Frankfurt (rest from Geneva))

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/photos ... /offroad/2

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Post by MickB3 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:34 am

Thats the one for me 8) 8)

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Post by neil » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:45 am

MickB3 wrote:Thats the one for me 8) 8)

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The smell and feel of Lavalina is definitely hard to beat !

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Post by dodgyken » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:10 pm

neil wrote:The smell and feel of Lavalina is definitely hard to beat !
To put it in perspective:

You can spec Lavalina on a B3
OR
Buy a vintage (1989) M5

:shock: :shock:

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Post by Chas » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:36 pm

MickB3 wrote:Thats the one for me 8) 8)
Hey!! get in line :P :lol:

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Post by IAM Joe » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:01 pm

Brilliant coverage Neil, your head must be hurting (not just from all of the Alpina wine you've consumed!) :lol:

Managed to 'borrow' an Alpina wine glass or two?! :wink:

Interesting that Alpina are now seeming to be using Brembo and Akrapovic for their new cars. An excellent choice.

Not quite sure about the B6 rear carbon spoiler or position of the build plaque but I'll never own one so won't worry too much :lol:

Can't wait for some in depth facts and figures for the D3 and of course a good test drive with sounds 8)

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Post by neil » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:54 pm

Who better to tell you about the new BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo than the man in charge? ALPINA CEO Andy Bovensiepen introduces us to the new BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-turbo:

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And here is a quick 360 spin of the D3 Bi-Turbo - for those wondering about 19" or 20" - spot the difference....

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Post by neil » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:23 pm

Here's a 360 degree view of the stand:

http://www.panomonkey.com/image/49237/img1266

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Post by neil » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:25 pm

Couple of more videos:

Jonathan takes me through the new ALPINA configurator (You'll want one!)

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Here's a quick demo of the new Touch i-Drive I did :

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Post by neil » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:26 pm

The ALPINA Green BMW ALPINA B3 Bi-Turbo Allrad Saloon

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Post by V2RBY » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:35 pm

Great pics and great videos Neil. 8)

I'm a bit gutted I've stuffed my annual leave timing and therefore missed Frankfurt but at least these are the next best thing. :wink:
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Post by big blue » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:53 pm

neil wrote:Couple of more videos:

Jonathan takes me through the new ALPINA configurator (You'll want one!)

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This is awesome 8)
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Post by neil » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:50 pm

All Tony and my photos from Frankfurt

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/iaa2013.php

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Post by GuyW » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:31 pm

neil wrote:
The D3 gets the same discs and pads - Brembo
I think the new ALPINA Blue brakes look fantastic.

But does ALPINA having switched back to using Brembo brakes and pads mean that the parts are going to be special order from a dealer and very expensive?
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