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by sherlock
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What makes an Alpina an Alpina?
Replies: 9
Views: 4665

djjerme wrote:
The only probably still Alpina is the badge on the front/rear and the VIN plate.
Precisely not. Genuine Alpinas keep their BMW badges on front/rear. Alpina badges on these places, are guaranteed 100 % fake.
by sherlock
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Busted- Alpina D7!
Replies: 11
Views: 4114

The Kleenex box is OEM, at least.
by sherlock
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: COC certificate for Alpina
Replies: 10
Views: 4445

The first COC were delivered by Alpina on new cars as of April 2010. For all Alpina prior to that, if you buy your car from another country, you have to go through an individual registration process in your own country. With the technical documents provided by Alpina, it is usually feasible, and tak...
by sherlock
Fri May 27, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: B3 GT3
Replies: 15
Views: 7688

I had a GT3 from 2014 to recently. I sold it after 5k kms, mainly because of the front brakes, which had to be changed (discs, rotors, pads) fortunately under Alpina's warranty . I did drive it on some tracks (Spa, Nurburgring) and was told that this was the cause...too much heating, leading the dis...
by sherlock
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Brake calipers
Replies: 25
Views: 6267

Blue Alpina it must be !


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by sherlock
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: ALPINAs in Magazines
Topic: AutoBild ALPINA 50th article
Replies: 7
Views: 4277

The cars on the first two lines were all physically displayed by Alpina at the 50 event in Buchloe, as well as older s"stars" like the 3.0 CSL Alpina or the 2002 tii Alpina. They are all their own property. Alpina decided recently to buy back some of the best cars for each of the historical models a...
by sherlock
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina Holland
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

This is the official statement of Alpina regarding the "Alpina roundels" (extract from their FAQ web page) : Does ALPINA offer ALPINA emblems that replace the BMW emblems on the front and rear of BMW ALPINA automobiles? No. All BMW ALPINAs are delivered with BMW emblems on the front and rear of the ...
by sherlock
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: BEST ROUTE TO BUCHLOE?
Replies: 31
Views: 15412

Thanks for your help with the route ideas. If you're staying Neunkirchen until Saturday morning, how long are you expecting it to take you to Buchloe? Ta, Tim Good question, and second thought: As Neunkirschen-Buchloe is about 4 hours (380 kms), I will push further on my way on Friday, and stay in ...
by sherlock
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Nurburgring with Andreas Bovensiepen in his B3 GT3
Replies: 10
Views: 3740

Indeed. This video was taken by a member of the group of Belgian Alpina owners who participated to the Alpina 50th anniversary celebration. We drove from Belgium to the Ring, with 17 Alpinas, and were offered laps in the passenger seat with either Andy Bovensiepen, Maxime Martin (official BMW DTM dr...
by sherlock
Mon May 25, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: BEST ROUTE TO BUCHLOE?
Replies: 31
Views: 15412

Instead, from Calais you can go through Gent-Brussels-Liege, then south to Germany Why not make a stop in Spa-Francorchamps, have a view on the beautiful circuit, and have a lunch there? The motorway from Liege until Germany is full of nice bends and sloaps in a forest/fields landscape, with very f...
by sherlock
Tue May 19, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: BMW ALPINA D4 Bi-Turbo Convertible review coming
Replies: 15
Views: 8779

For having both the Convertible and the Coupe (yet, in E92 and E93) I can confirm these are two different cars. The convertible is much more geared to cruising, and very comfortable. Driven with a sporty spirit, the coupe is way ahead in handling, cornering and braking. Quote from G. Schuster from A...
by sherlock
Mon May 18, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: BEST ROUTE TO BUCHLOE?
Replies: 31
Views: 15412

I am night stopping at Neunkirchen in Germany, which is on the route I am taking is approx 330 miles. Then approx another 240 down to Buchloe. The route I am taking from Calais is: Calais to Dunkirk E40 E42 Lille, Mons, at Namur on to the E411 to Luxembourg (cheap Fuel) From Luxembourg take E29 to ...
by sherlock
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: UK Production figures for 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4101

Very interesting. Out of 140, only 12 are petrol cars. And out of the 128 diesel cars, 88 are D3 saloon/touring cars, ie. the entry level of the brand. It seems that Alpina is viewed as a good "value-performance for money" car, rather than a legendary, exclusive and upscale brand. People wanting an ...
by sherlock
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B10 V8 Transmission fluid change cost
Replies: 32
Views: 8143

On my E46 B3S, back in 2003, the gearbox oil change was not prescribed by Alpina. So the dealership never changed it. 3 years after I got the car, the gearbox went down, and was replaced at cost of Alpina. On my recent B3S Biturbo, a full gearbox oil change is, as per the Alpina user manual, prescri...
by sherlock
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: 50 years of Alpina, activities
Replies: 36
Views: 15764

Same for me. I had an invitation from Alpina Germany in December.
I will drive from Brussels to Buchloe , depart on Friday, spend the night somewhere in between, and will return on Sunday.
My big question is "which one shall I take ?" 8)