D5 Biturbo F11 Touring Blue Wheatley Oxfordshire

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D5 Biturbo F11 Touring Blue Wheatley Oxfordshire

Post by Fast3000 » Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:10 pm

Spotted this afternoon driving through Wheatley. Didn't catch the no. Plate but a cool looking car.
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Re: D5 Biturbo F11 Touring Blue Wheatley Oxfordshire

Post by Howiez » Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:41 pm

It was almost me, but not quite, as I was close by on the M40 on Saturday. There’s only about 5 (poss 6 with the Alpina Blue showcar) it could be, although not all may read the forum. Interesting as I’ve never seen another F11 apart from mine!

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Re: D5 Biturbo F11 Touring Blue Wheatley Oxfordshire

Post by Paul0568 » Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:00 am

It was almost me, but one day too early. I did Derby, Nottingham, Henley, Reading, Oxford on Monday in my Blue F11 D5. Spotted a Black D3 Touring in Caversham but didn’t get the reg.
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Re: D5 Biturbo F11 Touring Blue Wheatley Oxfordshire

Post by Howiez » Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:21 pm

Still enjoying it then? I haven’t done many long trips, but was impressed by the comfort power and economy, did London and back in a day from the N West
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Re: D5 Biturbo F11 Touring Blue Wheatley Oxfordshire

Post by Bob » Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:30 pm

Love a good detective hunt. So as Howard said, there were seven 'blue' F11 D5's:

- pre-LCI: 2 x Imperial Blue & 1 x ALPINA Blue
- LCI: 3 x Imperial Blue & 1 x ALPINA Blue

We can exclude two Imperial Blue cars (one pre, one post) and based purely on a sighting by Rob back in Jun-22 at the Oxfordshire Golf Hotel, which ain't far from Wheatley, I'm gonna stick my neck out and guess it was #076
Howiez wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:41 pm
(poss 6 with the Alpina Blue showcar)
Didn't know any of them had been a show car, do you know whether it was the pre or post LCI car?
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Re: D5 Biturbo F11 Touring Blue Wheatley Oxfordshire

Post by Paul0568 » Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:22 pm

Howiez wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:21 pm
Still enjoying it then? I haven’t done many long trips, but was impressed by the comfort power and economy, did London and back in a day from the N West
My D5 is only used for long distance trips. It is the best way to travel. Yesterday’s trip was with a passenger, a full boot and an 8 metre long sculling boat on the roof rack for the journey from Nottingham to Henley and still achieved an indicated 50mpg cruising at a steady 70mph.

I will be doing another 350 miles this week so plenty of chance to be spotted around the Midlands!
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Re: D5 Biturbo F11 Touring Blue Wheatley Oxfordshire

Post by Howiez » Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:46 pm

Interesting about the rowing (something I did as well some time back),
Bob, I thought the Alpina blue F11 was listed as the Geneva show car.
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Re: D5 Biturbo F11 Touring Blue Wheatley Oxfordshire

Post by Bob » Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:28 pm

Think i see what you mean now. These are the two UK F11 D5's in ALPINA Blue, neither of which was a show car afaik:

https://www.alpina-archive.com/?p=13032 ... ouring-076
https://www.alpina-archive.com/?p=17194 ... ouring-212

This is the Geneva show car in ALPINA Blue:
https://www.thealpinaregister.com/D5/Bi-Turbo/estate/23
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