G21 D3 S Touring - Evo Review

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G21 D3 S Touring - Evo Review

Post by churchie386 » Wed May 12, 2021 2:38 pm

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Re: G21 D3 S Touring - Evo Review

Post by Jonnywishbone » Wed May 12, 2021 10:36 pm

There’s a couple of issues with this.

The crack about working harder for a B3 is tiresome and belongs in a 15 year olds forum post. The reason the D3 exists is because some folk do a lot of miles.

It also seems rather unfair to praise the drivetrain for being demonstrably better than the base car in part due to the torque infill provided by the mild hybrid system and in the same article mark it down the for carrying some extra weight that is at least in part a product of that mild hybrid system!

How did you find the car? Did you get to drive this one?
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Re: G21 D3 S Touring - Evo Review

Post by churchie386 » Thu May 13, 2021 1:38 am

Jonnywishbone wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 10:36 pm
There’s a couple of issues with this.

The crack about working harder for a B3 is tiresome and belongs in a 15 year olds forum post. The reason the D3 exists is because some folk do a lot of miles.

It also seems rather unfair to praise the drivetrain for being demonstrably better than the base car in part due to the torque infill provided by the mild hybrid system and in the same article mark it down the for carrying some extra weight that is at least in part a product of that mild hybrid system!

How did you find the car? Did you get to drive this one?
Yes it was that very one. My verdict is here ... viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19835&start=1170#p211427

Robbie told me the D3 S is now out selling the B3. This is irrefutable evidence of a people not putting in the hours at work; I wonder how long before the Government or ONS begin to correlate UK GDP against Alpina D3 ownership!
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