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      05-10-2007, 06:30 AM   #1
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Autocar 335d

There is a good article in this weeks Autocar. One of the road testers has an Alpina D3 on long term test and swapped it for a week for a 335d coupe and loved it! The performance was far better than he was expecting and wonders why anyone would want something faster! Very impressed with engine and gearbox. Worth a read.
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Thanks, will get that tonight now.
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      05-10-2007, 09:20 AM   #3
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i cancelled my order for the D3 last week and have the 335d M sport Saloon comin on the 25th. 2 weeks and counting.

Im so glad i changed my order.

The Alpina still looks nice though
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I'm waiting for Alpina to get hold of the E92 335d and do there magic
Then we'll have a nice motor
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Why did you cancel your D3 order if you don't mind me asking? What does a D3 do for you / cost these days?
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What does a D3 do for you?

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The 335D will murder it.
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Why did you cancel your D3 order if you don't mind me asking? What does a D3 do for you / cost these days?
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Alpina a bit different but also quite a bit cheaper than 335d I would've thought.
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Alpina a bit different but also quite a bit cheaper than 335d I would've thought.
13K difference? MSRP

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So can't really be compared I guess.
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So can't really be compared I guess.
D3's are very nice-but just not in the same league.
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      05-10-2007, 11:00 AM   #12
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looks nice tho!
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There is a good article in this weeks Autocar. One of the road testers has an Alpina D3 on long term test and swapped it for a week for a 335d coupe and loved it! The performance was far better than he was expecting and wonders why anyone would want something faster! Very impressed with engine and gearbox. Worth a read.
Yep. Love Sutcliffe's closing comment on the 335d - "Selling a car like this must be like taking sweets from a sleeping child".

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The D3 was a compromise car. Im fed up getting 17mpg not the cost but filling up every other day was just well pissing me off.

The D3 looks fantastic it drives very well indeed, ALPINA use different springs and dampers and the ride on 19"s is simply amazing it also does 45mpg.

But i began to think if im going to have a deisel then im going to have the best diesel engine in the world

So thats why a changed my order to the 335d.

so for me future mods would be 19" ALPINA classic alloys, Hartge ecu upgrade or DMS and the Quaiffe LSD

Then i think it would be truly sensational


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The D3 was a compromise car. Im fed up getting 17mpg not the cost but filling up every other day was just well pissing me off.

The D3 looks fantastic it drives very well indeed, ALPINA use different springs and dampers and the ride on 19"s is simply amazing it also does 45mpg.

But i began to think if im going to have a deisel then im going to have the best diesel engine in the world

So thats why a changed my order to the 335d.

so for me future mods would be 19" ALPINA classic alloys, Hartge ecu upgrade or DMS and the Quaiffe LSD

Then i think it would be truly sensational


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Squeezebm im now edging towards the Hartge 19" Classic II's instead.
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Squeezebm im now edging towards the Hartge 19" Classic II's instead.
Good luck cleaning 'em - they look a PITA to clean!
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Squeezebm im now edging towards the Hartge 19" Classic II's instead.
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I find these far easier to clean than my OEM ones.

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What size are they? Any more pics on your car? Is it lowered?
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They`re 19`s on standard M sport set-up. It`s been lowered since but haven`t taken any after pics.

Here`s 2 other pics, again before it was lowered.

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The wheels look superb. Are they original Hartge or copies??

Where did you get them, and at what cost?

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