What did you do in your ALPINA today?

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Jules Sunleu
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Jules Sunleu » Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:15 am

simon13 wrote:
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:52 am
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Ive bought a new car and its not Alpina, i'd been thinking about a 335i of sorts. Mainly a manual e91 or converting a much more common auto car with a nice spec but then this cheeky moon rock popped up in F31 flavour! With no one really making stuff i fancy this car really is the last manual wagon BMW have built with a decent engine. So i'm going to have a play with it turn the wick up a bit as the N55 engine is very tuneable. I've only seen 2 other manual tourings forsale in my browsing time! So took the plunge. I'd still love an F31 B3 or D3 tbh but they are still £10,000 or more value wise at the minute. I believe BMW dropped the manual option on tourings when they introduced the 340i with the B58 engine. I can see why they are all autos but its got a light clutch pedal and a lovely gear change to it.

Unfortunately i've made the decision to move on the trusty E46 B3S touring and my B12 E38 and just keep my E34 and E30. Frees up alot of time and money and is going to keep the wife a bit happier that we aren't a 90's carpark.
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by hooneybadger » Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:16 pm

That is very nice! Have dropped you a PM about the E46 assuming it's not already been sold.
simon13 wrote:
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:52 am
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Ive bought a new car and its not Alpina, i'd been thinking about a 335i of sorts. Mainly a manual e91 or converting a much more common auto car with a nice spec but then this cheeky moon rock popped up in F31 flavour! With no one really making stuff i fancy this car really is the last manual wagon BMW have built with a decent engine. So i'm going to have a play with it turn the wick up a bit as the N55 engine is very tuneable. I've only seen 2 other manual tourings forsale in my browsing time! So took the plunge. I'd still love an F31 B3 or D3 tbh but they are still £10,000 or more value wise at the minute. I believe BMW dropped the manual option on tourings when they introduced the 340i with the B58 engine. I can see why they are all autos but its got a light clutch pedal and a lovely gear change to it.

Unfortunately i've made the decision to move on the trusty E46 B3S touring and my B12 E38 and just keep my E34 and E30. Frees up alot of time and money and is going to keep the wife a bit happier that we aren't a 90's carpark.
Never not on the hunt for a petrol Alpina Touring - B3 or B3S preferred but B5 series considered
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by greenelekta » Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:02 pm

Nice package in the new Touring Simon. Looks like you will have a nice collection of newer and classic to play with + a happy wife, all good!
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by big blue » Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:27 am

Managed to get more on the outside temperature reading than the mpg reading for the first time ever averaging 38mpg over 20k.

Was too hot to post yesterday so did it today instead. I dont think the dash will report 42.5°C too often again in the UK, but may be common in some parts of the world no doubt.
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Norrie » Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:06 pm

where is the B12 E38 going?
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by simon13 » Thu Jul 21, 2022 7:09 pm

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Sad day, B12 sold yesterday. Its gone to a very good home and the car will be taken back to a level i couldn't take it to. What a lucky experience to own one of these almost mythical cars. They're special old things
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by hap » Thu Jul 21, 2022 7:55 pm

That was quick work Si
Lovely barge anyone we know who taken the baton ?

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Bob » Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:02 pm

Hopefully we'll see some updates from the new owner. Guessing you won't miss the fuel bill too much :)
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by simon13 » Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:58 pm

Nick Singh Sahota has bought it, a man with a fair few other cars!

Bob i never found the economy to be as bad as the internet would have you believe. It would crack low mid 20's on a run and i used to average high teens. I loved driving it and that big V12 was the best bit, just loads of grunt off idle and it really revved freely hard to the redline when hammered
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by hap » Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:36 pm

Ah yes a bmw and Alpina man who was selling the silver B10 not long ago. Yes gone to good place and hope to see it again

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Ali_cat » Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:17 pm

Not specifically today but went to the ‘ring a couple of weekends back.

Was a great weekend and the car was awesome on the drive there and back as well as round the track.

Would recommend to anyone that has given it a thought.
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by simon13 » Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:21 am

great pics
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Yad3100 » Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:55 pm

Put the XD3 to work picking up new toy

Thanks to Marc76 for use of the trailer
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by hap » Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:04 pm

Nice one Adam a well known and sorted C2
Look fwd to updates

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Bob » Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:58 pm

You kept that quiet Adam, nice :mrgreen:
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