RE: Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo Touring | Frankfurt 2019

RE: Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo Touring | Frankfurt 2019

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housen

1,587 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th September
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for me its perfect

ill have mine in those colours with xdrive for the ski season

housen

1,587 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Mr.Jimbo

1,707 posts

128 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I'm failing here as a BMW nerd, but is this the first Alpina to use an M specific engine (S58 ilo B58) - typically alpina turbo/charge/bugger about with the cooking engines not the M division ones?

Looks cool, glad Alpina have gone away from having unique steering wheels etc, sometimes looked a bit tacky imo. Just the right level of individuality for me.

Vee12V

834 posts

105 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Strongly considering getting one of these. Debadged, without the stickers but with chrome kidney grilles.

Harry_523

177 posts

44 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Mr.Jimbo said:
I'm failing here as a BMW nerd, but is this the first Alpina to use an M specific engine (S58 ilo B58) - typically alpina turbo/charge/bugger about with the cooking engines not the M division ones?
Oo I missed that this was the S58. Makes it even better IMO. And yes that could well be the first time Alpina have used an M engine. It also means at 460hp its seriously under-stressed and has a lot of headroom in it. Over to you tuners of the world....

urquattroGus

1,078 posts

135 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I like it but I'd love a Giulia Quad estate even more frown

WCZ

7,006 posts

139 months

Tuesday 10th September
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lovely, just hope the steering etc is nicer than the normal 3 series

Sporky

306 posts

9 months

Tuesday 10th September
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That's an excellent green.

What I don't understand, though, is that I'd really like an Alpina, but have no interest in a BMW.

Wills2

15,964 posts

120 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Pity their tuning is a detune then from 510hp to 460hp, looks a great car but spec one like that is with the Lavalina leather and they get very expensive I bet that one is around 75-80k.


Ares

8,705 posts

65 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Nice.... Aside from the AC Schnitzer style wheels...

Just hope they put that in an SUV body too.


(runs & hides.....)

Augustus Windsock

1,767 posts

100 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Deerfoot said:
Augustus Windsock said:
I’m not liking the silvery fang-things on the front bumper in the top photo, however they seem to be body-coloured in subsequent images (?) which is more to my liking.
That`s just a reflection of the floor on the top photo isn`t it?
Mea Culpa!
I was looking on my piephone and the screen was bedazzled with reflections from the unseasonal sunshine!

Escort Si-130

2,348 posts

125 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Love that shade of green

andy43

6,228 posts

199 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Harry_523 said:
Mr.Jimbo said:
I'm failing here as a BMW nerd, but is this the first Alpina to use an M specific engine (S58 ilo B58) - typically alpina turbo/charge/bugger about with the cooking engines not the M division ones?
Oo I missed that this was the S58. Makes it even better IMO. And yes that could well be the first time Alpina have used an M engine. It also means at 460hp its seriously under-stressed and has a lot of headroom in it. Over to you tuners of the world....
My old E46 B3 had a US market M3 block... do like this Touring. A lot.

Gad-Westy

9,456 posts

158 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Ares said:
Nice.... Aside from the AC Schnitzer style wheels...

Just hope they put that in an SUV body too.


(runs & hides.....)
They look very much like Alpina style wheels to me!

Hairymonster

466 posts

50 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I would love one of these, in that dark green Alpina colour too. Gorgeous car, under the radar, fast and discrete.

Hairymonster

466 posts

50 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Ares said:
Nice.... Aside from the AC Schnitzer style wheels...

Just hope they put that in an SUV body too.


(runs & hides.....)
Wash your mouth out!

Simonium

622 posts

97 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Everything about this is cool, except the way it looks. Revolting. Although admittedly, they didn’t have much to work with.

BSSBMW

223 posts

58 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I have been eagerly awaiting the reveal on the G2x B3 as i came close to buying the last of the F31 B3S tourings.

It great they have chosen to launch it in touring format instead of the saloon first and i have been undecided over looks of the the G21 offerings from BMW but Alpina have worked their magic and the result it awesome!

Alpina blue, brown leather, 20" 20 spokes and full Alpina stripes for me please!

BSSBMW

223 posts

58 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Mr.Jimbo said:
I'm failing here as a BMW nerd, but is this the first Alpina to use an M specific engine (S58 ilo B58) - typically alpina turbo/charge/bugger about with the cooking engines not the M division ones?
The E31 Alpina B12 5.7 used a modded version of the 850CSi's 5.6 S70 engine.

Burnham

3,520 posts

204 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Sporky said:
That's an excellent green.

What I don't understand, though, is that I'd really like an Alpina, but have no interest in a BMW.
That's not impossible... I'd never owned any BMW prior to buying my F31 Alpina D3!