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      03-29-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Talking Alpina D3 BT pics

Hi guys, quick clean and a couple of pics. Not the best I'm afraid but done my back in and in considerable pain. Anywho got back from a quick trip to the Cotswolds yesterday and now getting 40.9mpg. Only done 660 miles so far but its loosening up nicely. Came back on the A roads upto leicestershire and reminded me why its much more comfortable than the M sport and S line suspension.

Wheels: preferred the classics but on the BT the rears are not as deep dish and dont look as good. And these are easier to clean LOL

Sunroof: a long lost and forgotten option. expensive but nice

Sat nav: excellent and handy HDD rather than using an ipod. Expensive option when you consider the price

Steptronic gearbox: out of the B3, quick and ever so smooth. Much better than in the e9x

Engine: much smoother than the monoturbo, more frugal and cleaner. Very refined in comparison to all other 4 cylinder diesels out there. Race exhaust makes the car sound nicer too

Interior: black headlining does make the interior much darker than needs be with the black leather and black piano gloss, but having a sunroof negates the darkness.

Performance steering wheel: Fan-bloody-tastic if a little bit gimmicky, especially on an automatic diesel, but makes me use the manual switches more!

Handling: :-)

Styling: not to everyone's tastes LOL
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      03-29-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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I'll look forward to meeting you and your car at the Meet.
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      03-30-2009, 02:54 AM   #3
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      03-30-2009, 03:25 AM   #5
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That looks stunning
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V.nice - see you at the meet as well
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Love it!! One of the best colour/spec combo's I've seen, well done! Steering wheel is great, where did that come from?! Not seen one before
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loving the decals

How much faster than the old D3 is it? or does it feel faster because ther is no lag?

the Rear of the LCI is a big improvement, really nice car.

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Very nice.

The Alpina styling is funny - in my mind, it shouldn't "work" as it always looks like "all they've done is bolt on some bits".

BUT, it does work. Apart from those wheels, I'm afraid.
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I love it mate

what leather? Dakota?

Also BMW perf wheel? stock on Alpinas?
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what leather? Dakota?

Also BMW perf wheel? stock on Alpinas?

Leather is regular black dakota and the wheel is standard fit on the D3. The full leather lavalina wheel is a no cost option.
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That is a BMW perf wheel yeah? but stock on your car?

your leather dont look black mate
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yup carlos, performance steering wheel albeit with alpina logo and steptronic buttons. Leather? crap pictures mate. deffo black
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+ another... very nice looking car that mate
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loving the decals

How much faster than the old D3 is it? or does it feel faster because ther is no lag?

the Rear of the LCI is a big improvement, really nice car.

Steve

Thanks Steve. Its faster but hard to say as engine so tight. Could only compare like with like but the combination of lack of turbo lag and the gearbox makes it seem a whole lot faster. I personally think its all psychological LOL
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whats that pic of the light leather then?
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Pic of black leather seat with alpina roundel. Colour due to light/exposure and crap photo skills and crap camera LOL
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Very nice. Look forward to meeting you at NM2
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