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Ordered it!

Post by Paulb » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:13 pm

Spent the past couple of days down Nottingham and whilst we were there spent a couple of hours in Sytners spec'ing out and ordering a new D3 BT touring

Just got to wait for confirmation of when it's due to be ready and then we'll be off to Buchloe to collect it and blog about it on the way back.
Nothing to see here.... move along in an orderly fashion please!
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Post by D3orbust » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:19 pm

Congratulations, great choice.

So which spec did you go for?
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Post by Paulb » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:39 pm

Went for the following;
Havana paint
Oyster leather with black lower dash
Piano black
Business Advanced sat nat
Enhanced bluetooth
Harmon Kardon audio upgrade
Privacy glazing
gloss black shaddowline
19" alloys
electric memory seats
Head Up Display
folding & dimming wing mirrors

I was going to add the rear diff and digital monitor but both of these are cheaper to be added to the car AFTER which seems very odd.
Nothing to see here.... move along in an orderly fashion please!
E91 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #004 - (sold)
E46 B3 3.3 Saloon #032
F31 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #172
Mk1 Focus RS #516
Mk3 Focus RS Heritage #8 of only 50
and a 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth (currently being restored)

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Post by B10BRW » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:08 am

Paulb wrote:

I was going to add the rear diff and digital monitor but both of these are cheaper to be added to the car AFTER which seems very odd.
I would certainly check out retro fit price of a LSD, I was quoted by Alpina 6000 euros plus fitting for one to be fitted to my E92 B3S.
I have one on my B4 and it was only £1890, best option I have had.
All Alpinas should have one as standard, you can actually put the power down :D

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Post by Paulb » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:20 am

Sorry I should have said, it would be a Quaiffe unit that would be being fitted at £1576 inc fitting and VAT.

The Alpina digital display would be £530 fitted.
Nothing to see here.... move along in an orderly fashion please!
E91 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #004 - (sold)
E46 B3 3.3 Saloon #032
F31 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #172
Mk1 Focus RS #516
Mk3 Focus RS Heritage #8 of only 50
and a 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth (currently being restored)

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Post by B10BRW » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:48 am

Paulb wrote:Sorry I should have said, it would be a Quaiffe unit that would be being fitted at £1576 inc fitting and VAT.
The quotes I received from Birds for a LSD fitted to an Alpina were much more than a standard BMW.
Also I would rather have the Drexler LSD that Alpina fit, suits the car much better.
Are you sure the price you were quoted includes VAT, if not having it fitted from new would be cheaper

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Post by Paulb » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:01 am

Yep, quote was for an F31 LCI Alpina D3BT - including VAT.
Nothing to see here.... move along in an orderly fashion please!
E91 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #004 - (sold)
E46 B3 3.3 Saloon #032
F31 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #172
Mk1 Focus RS #516
Mk3 Focus RS Heritage #8 of only 50
and a 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth (currently being restored)

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Post by b9boy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:20 am

You lucky man!! Can't wait to see pics. Particularly like your choice of paint colour, it's going to look amazing :)
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Post by GuyW » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:10 am

Hi Paul,

Whilst you can't see what it will look like on the ALPINA configurator yet, the BMW configurator is updated now so you can see the new interior. Is Havana a standard BMW colour or Individual?

I am in the queue already and have been told it should be ready late August, so will probably take in on Sept 1.
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Post by Paulb » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:29 am

Cheers Guy (and everyone else). We saw a Havana saloon in the flesh and a 7 series in the same colour combination which looked really nice.

Sytner have a new touring ordered as a demo due in September, which makes me think they will be offering some great discounts on the White touring demonstrator that they still have.

What spec did you plump for then Guy?
Nothing to see here.... move along in an orderly fashion please!
E91 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #004 - (sold)
E46 B3 3.3 Saloon #032
F31 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #172
Mk1 Focus RS #516
Mk3 Focus RS Heritage #8 of only 50
and a 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth (currently being restored)

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Post by GuyW » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:41 pm

Paulb wrote:Cheers Guy (and everyone else). We saw a Havana saloon in the flesh and a 7 series in the same colour combination which looked really nice.

Sytner have a new touring ordered as a demo due in September, which makes me think they will be offering some great discounts on the White touring demonstrator that they still have.

What spec did you plump for then Guy?
ALPINA D3 BiTurbo Saloon

Alpina Blue with silver decals
Aluminium window trim
20" wheels
Beige Cashmere Merino leather
Beige Cashmere stitching on steering wheel
ALPINA Luxury wood trim
Harman Kardon speakers
BMW Professional Multi-media
Limited Slip Differential
Electric folding mirrors
Front & rear parking sensors
Split folding rear seats
BMW Icon LED adaptive headlights
Head up display
Speed limit display
Electric memory seats

Can't wait!!
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Post by MikeR » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:17 pm

Cool! 8)

What's Havana?

I love the HUD and HK - good choices! BTW you can get the HUD to show lanes like on the main nav but for me it would have to be "coded" to do so - if you want that maybe worth checking it's like it "from the factory".
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Post by Paulb » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:42 pm

Havana metallic - in bright sunlight it looks like a dark gold where as in dull conditions it looks closer to black. Google F31 LCI Havana

And just realised I'd missed Speed limit display from my spec so had to call Sytners to get it added. Split fold rears on the touring are standard 40-20-40. And the latest Business Advance media includes the 3D maps, just not the live traffic or input idrive controller (where you can write the postcode on it).
Nothing to see here.... move along in an orderly fashion please!
E91 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #004 - (sold)
E46 B3 3.3 Saloon #032
F31 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #172
Mk1 Focus RS #516
Mk3 Focus RS Heritage #8 of only 50
and a 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth (currently being restored)

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Post by b9boy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:28 pm

Paulb wrote:
Sytner have a new touring ordered as a demo due in September, which makes me think they will be offering some great discounts on the White touring demonstrator that they still have.
I keep looking at the GT3 they have in thinking 'shall I, shan't i?'........
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1983 E28 B9 3.5 Alpine White

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1994 E34 B10 Bi-Turbo #472 Black/Gold stripes
1993 E36 B2.5 Mauritius Blue
1983 E28 B9 3.5 Black/Gold stripes (ex-press car)

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Post by Paulb » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:33 pm

b9boy wrote:
Paulb wrote:
Sytner have a new touring ordered as a demo due in September, which makes me think they will be offering some great discounts on the White touring demonstrator that they still have.
I keep looking at the GT3 they have in thinking 'shall I, shan't i?'........
It is a stunning looking car. Go on, as they say 'you can't take it with you'!
Nothing to see here.... move along in an orderly fashion please!
E91 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #004 - (sold)
E46 B3 3.3 Saloon #032
F31 D3 Bi-turbo Touring #172
Mk1 Focus RS #516
Mk3 Focus RS Heritage #8 of only 50
and a 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth (currently being restored)

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