ALPINA GB Announce the BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo LUX Edition

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ALPINA GB Announce the BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo LUX Edition

Post by neil » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:06 pm

D3 Bi-Turbo LUX Edition

ALPINA GB is pleased to announce the addition of a ‘LUX Package’ now available to add to D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon or Touring. The LUX Package can be added to the standard specification of D3 Bi-Turbo without incurring the bespoke order charge.


A D3 Bi-Turbo LUX Edition will include the following options above the standard specification of D3 Bi-Turbo:

* Professional Navigation Multi-Media
* Bluetooth Telephone + Telematics
* Voice Control
* Dual Sided Climate Control
* Black High Gloss Interior Trim


Pricing:

D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon LUX Edition £33,950

D3 Bi-Turbo Touring LUX Edition £35,950


The on the road price of a LUX Edition is £3,300 over the standard model D3 Saloon and Touring. Previously these same options would have cost £4,905 with the bespoke order charge and individual price of each option.


A small number of LUX Edition cars are available for immediate order for delivery in March/April 2010.


For further information please contact James Bridge at ALPINA GB on 0115 9341414 or email jamesbridge@sytner.co.uk
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Post by def90cars » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:45 pm

Is there a clubsport with rollcage and full harnesses to come to?
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Post by ajsmith » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:18 pm

Great idea, exactly 1 year too late for me :( Wonder what impact if any it will have on us "standard" spec owners residuals. Never mind, still love the car and you can only buy what's there at the time.

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Post by Steve A » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:53 pm

Thats really interesting as i need an economical car. However does it still mean if i want full leather itll cost the price of leather plus 1500 option fee???

if so thats expensive leather
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Post by mac » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:37 pm

Hi Steve,
Why not go for a re-trim?
I know it is not the purists way but it would keep the cost down and looks way better.
Graham Dean re-trimmed mine (D3 Touring #120).
Have a look, he did a great job.
The standard BMW Leather looks crap IMHO.
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Post by Steve A » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:25 am

looks lovely, a real pro job.
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Post by gIzzE » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:57 am

Now I'm interested again!

It looks like a much better value for money car now. I have the 123d auto and love the engine, well, if I am honest I hate the engine but I like the fact it is kicking out 250bhp, gets to 60mph in 6 seconds and returns between 41 and 49mpg every tank.

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Post by bigchiefmuffin » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:59 pm

Gizze - have you chipped your engine ? How are you finding it ( as you suggested that you have mixed feelings about it ). Is the transmission coping ?
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Post by gIzzE » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:42 pm

Yeah mine is chipped.

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That was straight after it was mapped, have done it again since, 3000 miles on and it is now 6.1 seconds pretty much everytime.

Sorry, what I meant regarding the engine is that it's no Straight Six or Rumbling V8, in every other respect it is fabulous.

I wish it had a sweet engine note and revved to 7000rpm, but being an auto the revs are not that important and I will sacrfice the soundtrack for 450 miles to a £50 fill up.



Transmission is fine, same gearbox as some of the much higher powered cars. I think the small turbo is the limit, well with regards to mapping anyway.

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