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      01-17-2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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*** 335i E90 LCI featured in BMWCar magazine / February 2013 (Alpina_B3_Lux) ***

--- I would like to post this in the UK section as well (in addition to the general section of the forum) as it's a UK magazine and I'm sure my UK friends would like to know about this... ----


Dear fellow BMW enthusiasts,

With some pride I would like to let you know that my car has been featured in the UK car magazine "BMWCar" (click here for their website and here for mor details about the present issue) in its most recent issue of February 2013 which has just hit the newsstands today.

It's an extensive article over 5 entire pages, covering the extensive modifications that I have made in the past few years to it.

The photos have been taken in front of the Luxembourg concert hall ("Philharmonie") which is a beautiful modern building that has been inaugurated in 2005. I think it contrasts very well with the dark colour of the car, but judge for yourself.

BMWCar has authorised me to publish the article on internet forums; you can find it below.

In case you would like to acquire the original magazine, you can either order it in paper format (for this, go to this website - the price is 5 GBP) or in electronic format (for this, go to this website, the price is GBP 3,99).

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my good friend and outstanding photographer Ant Pearson (here is his website with more first-rate photos of his) for the fantastic photos he took and the great collaboration with him on this matter, as well as all those who have contributed with their knowledge and expertise to my car.

In case you would like to know more details about my car beyond what is written in the article, the following link is a good place to start: 335i E90 LCI - Experiences and various modifications.

Have fun reading!

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      01-17-2013, 07:22 AM   #2
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      01-17-2013, 07:24 AM   #3
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Congrats Marcel, good to see your work rewarded! Out of interest, what grade octane do you have in Luxemburg?
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Congrats Marcel, good to see your work rewarded! Out of interest, what grade octane do you have in Luxemburg?
No more than 98 octane fuel, unfortunately. The high-octane fuels such as Shell Vpower Race or Aral 102 octane are not made available in the Grand Duchy, nor is E85.

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Great work, love that boost gauge, bet that was a pita to fit.
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No more than 98 octane fuel, unfortunately. The high-octane fuels such as Shell Vpower Race or Aral 102 octane are not made available in the Grand Duchy, nor is E85.

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Pretty much the same as us here. I would love to try e85 but they stopped selling it here years ago at the pump.

How's the HPF clutch holding? I haven't had the chance to use my stg2 in anger yet but I'm worried about some of the reports coming through.
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Pretty much the same as us here. I would love to try e85 but they stopped selling it here years ago at the pump.

How's the HPF clutch holding? I haven't had the chance to use my stg2 in anger yet but I'm worried about some of the reports coming through.


idnan how is yours coming together now?
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Great work, love that boost gauge, bet that was a pita to fit.
That was one of the easiest things to do, actually. P3Cars sell them already premounted in the vent, so that it's basically plug&play.

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Pretty much the same as us here. I would love to try e85 but they stopped selling it here years ago at the pump.

How's the HPF clutch holding? I haven't had the chance to use my stg2 in anger yet but I'm worried about some of the reports coming through.
No problem with the clutch so far. It's got an even stiffer engagement than the ClutchMasters FX300 that I threw out, but it holds up just fine. Some judder is still there, though, but I can live with that.

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Congrats Marcel, much deserved plaudits for your car. Must be one of the most tastefully and professionally modded E90s in Europe.
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Must be one of the most tastefully and professionally modded E90s in Europe.
Yep, it's stunning.
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Must be one of the most tastefully and professionally modded E90s in Europe.
100% agree
top car Marcel
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Superb and many congratulations on the feature. Really well executed so clean.
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that is mental.
Absolutely love it.
Amazing work!

Just to clarify, did this start of as a 335i SE? Or B3?
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that is mental.
Absolutely love it.
Amazing work!

Just to clarify, did this start of as a 335i SE? Or B3?
Initially it was a 335i, not even with M sport package. Over the years...it became something slightly different!

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That was one of the easiest things to do, actually. P3Cars sell them already premounted in the vent, so that it's basically plug&play.

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Just had a look at their website, no right hand drive pre fitted option as far as i can see. Interested in getting one though.
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Congrats Marcel!! Your car looks lush!
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Top Quality!!!!

When are you gona take this beast to Tony's restaurant Marcel?
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Top Quality!!!!

When are you gona take this beast to Tony's restaurant Marcel?
I've been there quite a few times, with or without that car. And I'd like to come back whenever I can - and in 2013 I'll certainly pop by a few times. But Tone knows his task is first of all to come to Luxembourg!

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Well my copies arrived in the post this morn, and im very impressed with the location review and the car.

Marcel thanks for helping make it work and you hospitality.

thanks

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keeps your eyes on total bmw for the next few months as im in them and at some shows this year scouting possible feature cars.
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I have been following your mod threads, all really really good work there!

congrats !
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