E90Post
 


Lux Angel Eyes
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Off-Topic Discussions > Chris Harris tests new Alpina B3 (Bi Turbo)



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-30-2013, 01:22 PM   #23
Irnbrukid
Major
Scotland
14
Rep
1,340
Posts

 
Drives: RepMobile
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Scotland

iTrader: (0)

Appreciate 0
      09-02-2013, 01:39 AM   #24
scottc
Captain
scottc's Avatar
8
Rep
642
Posts

 
Drives: 911 Carrera S
Join Date: May 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

I just couldn't pay £54k for a tuned 3 series saloon. Bet it will depreciate quickly as well.. Oh and there is no way a m3 does 0-60 quicker that 4.2!! 3.9 secs is 997 gt3 performance and my 997.2 c2s would pull away from an m3
Appreciate 0
      09-02-2013, 04:13 AM   #25
Kerr
Brigadier General
Scotland
45
Rep
3,723
Posts

 
Drives: 08' 335i Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Aberdeen

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottc View Post
I just couldn't pay £54k for a tuned 3 series saloon. Bet it will depreciate quickly as well.. Oh and there is no way a m3 does 0-60 quicker that 4.2!! 3.9 secs is 997 gt3 performance and my 997.2 c2s would pull away from an m3
Alpinas usually hold their value better than normal BMWs.

Looking at the last B3 coupe, a basic spec 2008 B3 will cost 17k. You can get a 335i of similar spec for around 11k.

Good spec cars are 21-22 for 2008 cars which is way above the value of a 335i.

This time there is a 100bhp gap and not just 60bhp. This one does appear to have more substance to it.

Some of the E46 Alpinas are still over 10k. That doesn't seem bad to me.
Appreciate 0
      09-02-2013, 04:53 AM   #26
Alpina_B3_Lux
Colonel
Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
Germany
62
Rep
2,451
Posts

 
Drives: Audi R8 V10, BMW 330d E91 LCI
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 335i  [4.39]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squintstream View Post
Monkeyboy states it's based on the N55 block.
It's a bespoke block that Alpina ordered from BMW, actually. The normal N55 block didn't fit (in particular due to the necessity of having two oil and water cooling lines), so they had to design a slightly different block which is based on the N55 (valvetronic was a must due to emission and fuel efficiency, so the N54 couldn't be used any longer).

The new M3/M4 will really need to make an effort to differentiate themselves, as the concept will be exactly the same and the power output largely similar to the Alpina. The rumours about a considerable weight reduction for the F80/81 are IMO also ridiculous as these efforts seem mainly restricted to a CF roof (didn't we have that already with the E92...?) and ceramic brakes (probably an 8k option).

Alpina_B3_Lux
__________________
Audi R8 V10; sold: BMW 335i
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2013, 01:52 AM   #27
golfmck1980
Private First Class
1
Rep
152
Posts

 
Drives: 320 msport
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ireland

iTrader: (0)

Watched this last night damm that car is awesome wld love one myself lovely noise
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2013, 02:26 AM   #28
Alex.J
Major
Alex.J's Avatar
United Kingdom
16
Rep
1,207
Posts

 
Drives: BMW E60 535d MSport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nottingham

iTrader: (9)

Very nice car!
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2013, 06:13 AM   #29
Hotcoupe
Major General
Hotcoupe's Avatar
United Kingdom
70
Rep
6,105
Posts

 
Drives: Don't know yet!
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottc View Post

Oh and there is no way a m3 does 0-60 quicker that 4.2!! 3.9 secs is 997 gt3 performance and my 997.2 c2s would pull away from an m3
http://media.caranddriver.com/files/...ac-cts-v-2.pdf
__________________
=================================


Never argue with an idiot on the internet. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2013, 11:41 AM   #30
dxb335d
The Tarmac Terrorist
dxb335d's Avatar
England
381
Rep
29,288
Posts

 
Drives: E46 M3 CS
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ''Fandango Towers''

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
I remember seeing it as the time.

They use a roll out, which can account for a couple of tenths... On top of that it's physically impossible for a 414HP 1650kg car to do 3.9 0-60mph.
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2013, 06:56 PM   #31
smithers-jones
New Member
smithers-jones's Avatar
Wales
0
Rep
24
Posts

 
Drives: Alpina B3S Biturbo E92
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ceredigion

iTrader: (0)

Based upon these figures (a couple of extra hp and a whole lotta extra 's) I'll keep hold of my E92 B3SBT as it handles better than the F30 version (according to the press) and is only a couple of tenths slower to 60..and as it's already a well sub-5sec car, I think it's 'adequate' for carrying 4 pax in sublime comfort at up to 186mph.
__________________
Previous: Sapphire Black E92 Alpina B3S BiTurbo no.285 & E90 ALPINA D3 BiTurbo #097 & E85 Alpina Roadster S lux #168 with Dream Red leather & a variety of boggo BMW stuff.
Appreciate 0
      10-09-2013, 03:00 AM   #32
rich1068
has left the building
United Kingdom
54
Rep
3,363
Posts

 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Pics or I don't believe you Mr Smithers-Jones
Appreciate 0
      10-09-2013, 03:21 AM   #33
creepy coupe
Major General
creepy coupe's Avatar
98
Rep
8,173
Posts

 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2009 335i  [0.00]
Alpina really need to redesign their wheels. Been around longer than Bruce Forsyth.
Appreciate 0
      10-11-2013, 04:33 AM   #34
chrisbin
Colonel
chrisbin's Avatar
36
Rep
2,328
Posts

 
Drives: M-Benz C250CDi Est
Join Date: May 2005
Location: S.Wales, UK

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by creepy coupe View Post
Alpina really need to redesign their wheels. Been around longer than Bruce Forsyth.
They have!
__________________
Current - M-Benz C250Cdi Sport Plus Auto Est.

Previous - Alpina D3 BiTurbo E90 LCI Manual, 320d M Sport E92 Auto, 330i M Sport E92 courtesy of BMW UK....320i M Sport E92 Auto, 320d SE E90 Manual.
Appreciate 0
      10-11-2013, 04:45 AM   #35
chrisbin
Colonel
chrisbin's Avatar
36
Rep
2,328
Posts

 
Drives: M-Benz C250CDi Est
Join Date: May 2005
Location: S.Wales, UK

iTrader: (1)

Great Welsh roads, as usual!
__________________
Current - M-Benz C250Cdi Sport Plus Auto Est.

Previous - Alpina D3 BiTurbo E90 LCI Manual, 320d M Sport E92 Auto, 330i M Sport E92 courtesy of BMW UK....320i M Sport E92 Auto, 320d SE E90 Manual.
Appreciate 0
      10-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #36
Nick the Greek
Colonel
Nick the Greek's Avatar
48
Rep
2,067
Posts

 
Drives: F30 328i MSport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Love these cars. Seems to me that Alpina pitch their product at the guy who buys bespoke suits rather than the (off the peg) M3 / M4.
__________________
Previously -

e90 330d, e90 330i, e90 325i, e46 330i, e46 330i, e46 328i, 3 x Golf GTI and some fun stuff - Suzuki GSXR1000 x 2, GSXR750 x 4, Honda Fireblade x 2, plus lots of two strokes when I were a lad
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST