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      11-30-2011, 09:22 PM   #44
Private First Class

Drives: '11 E92 M3, '15 F31 328i(x)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago

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I like the car. The graphics are an optional vinyl package and can be skipped. Alpina has a long history as a BMW tuner and now make a nice lineup of cars that are faster and more sporty than the standard production line while offering a different mix of sport and luxury than the M cars. Everything I've seen says the Alpina cars ride more nicely than a standard BMW sport suspension, but offer handling that is comparable to an M. They also have a wider power band & automatic transmissions that are more suited towards daily driving compared to the traditional M car which were optimized for high RPM performance. I think that they've complemented M cars nicely while offering production integrated with BMW.

Last edited by Quattro98; 12-01-2011 at 12:26 AM. Reason: iPhone app