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      07-24-2013, 03:21 AM   #1
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E93 Alpina B3 - spotted one!

Yesterday I saw a E93 Alpina & all I can say is WOW! It was black & had some funky coloured interior!

1st I thought it was an AMG Merc as its got the twin tailpipes at each side!

& was it fast.......... it blew my 330D AWAY!

I'd have this over a M3 E93 any day....... it looked more mature, classy!?
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      07-24-2013, 03:48 AM   #2
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      07-24-2013, 03:49 AM   #3
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      07-24-2013, 04:22 AM   #4
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Ahhhh man you baited me in for pics
I wish I could multitask!

If I had, I would have uploaded it onto a porn site!
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      07-24-2013, 05:41 AM   #5
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It is just a tuned 335i.. You could buy an e93 335i DCT, quaife diff, KW V3, M3 suspension arms, Tune, downpipes, exhaust and intercooler. A few visual mods e.g. wheels, bumpers etc. Maybe a custom interior and you are more than there. You could easily save 20k.

Alpina's dont seem to hold their value anywhere near as well as M-Cars either.

The looks aint my cup of tea!
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      07-24-2013, 05:46 AM   #6
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An E92 version overtook me the other night.

It was very understated.

Looked very bouncy suspension at the rear.
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      07-24-2013, 07:19 AM   #7
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Alpina's are very much of a marmite car. The looks for me are stuck in the previous century. Having said that, I'm not sure if I love it or hate it!
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      07-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #8
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I've seen a few E93 Alpina B3 and I'd rather have an M Sport 335i tbh. The Alpina just looks like 1920's arm chair cigar smoking meets aggressive modern sports car. I really don't get the appeal tbh. Seems like a way of saying I have a rare version of a common car. Very over-priced imo, especially when they are priced higher than equivalent M cars!

There are just too many bits I couldn't live with
- Horrible odometer etc
- Wood? If you like wood why don't you buy a Jag?
- Depreciation
- Hideous alloys (Only a mother could love them). Look like they came of a 1990s 7 series
- Ugly steering wheel
- Spoiler is does not fit the lines of the car
- Quad exhaust, not bad, but with those wheels?!

Each to their own though!
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      07-24-2013, 11:59 AM   #9
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Theres a B3 that I've seen a few times around Leicester. It actually looks quite subtle, much more so than the M3, and I quite like it. Still its a lot of money to pay for what is essentially a tuned 335i.
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      07-24-2013, 12:33 PM   #10
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Will be ordering the New B3 when it's released.

I personally like how subtle Alpinas are, I get asked about it a lot when filling up at the petrol station and get nothing but positive comments from other road users.

In all honesty I haven't got the time to buy a 335i and 'mod it up' and I don't want an M-Car (e46-e90 m3's etc) because of how many you see being driven by numpties.

Horses for courses at the end of the day.
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It is just a tuned 335i.. You could buy an e93 335i DCT, quaife diff, KW V3, M3 suspension arms, Tune, downpipes, exhaust and intercooler. A few visual mods e.g. wheels, bumpers etc. Maybe a custom interior and you are more than there. You could easily save 20k.

Alpina's dont seem to hold their value anywhere near as well as M-Cars either.

The looks aint my cup of tea!
Save 20k?

These have been available for around the mid 20k bracket for a while unless I've got the wrong car.

I like them, but they'd have to be more in the middle of 335 - M3 money for me to consider one. If I spent 25k on one I'd be thinking "should've got M3 DCT'.
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      07-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #12
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I looked at a possible route of the D3 yet I so cant stand the wheels (sorry wheel lovers) the rest appeals as its different, yet get a good one, change the wheels defeats the point and just jacks the price up without added value, so went Msport as maybe common, yet i like it and that's what counts (and I have little i want to mod on it)
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Looks are always a matter of taste, obviously. Me personally, I like the rims and the spoilers (and they ARE efficient). And the engine is great, I'd take one over the M3 any time - if they existed with a manual transmission.



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      07-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #14
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Totally agree about looks and taste, as I say I love all about them except the wheels, yet on my E46 I had the type 68 wheels i loved, yet many hated lol
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