D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

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D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by Chillnflow » Fri May 10, 2019 1:39 pm

Hi all

Thinking of a D4 but am a real petrol head and the sound is one of my main likes!

I hear the D4 sounds good for a D but will I got the same enjoyment?
Going to try one, so should find out, would just be interested to hear anyones experiences moving from straight 6 petrol goodness to the dark side?

Also anyone know D4 #042?

Many thanks

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by hap » Fri May 10, 2019 2:47 pm

Hi few owners on here will poSt but it’s a very fast car with good mpg to boot it’s a nice sound considering but not heard in the car

This car has been for sale a while it started just over 30k Rd a nice combination with red leather
Let us know how test drive goes
Ceaser bob will have more info on how long it’s been up for sale

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by Chillnflow » Fri May 10, 2019 3:17 pm

Thank you hap

Looking forward to trying it...not sure if it’s a good time to get into D?!

It does seem to have been for sale for ages..I wonder what’s up with that..alarm bells??

Actually been looking getting quotes for extended warranty ...maybe that’s why...they want a lot!

Will still be trying it ...can’t get away from how amazing/special/rare these are ..would love be custodian of one for a while. A ‘B’ version would be first choice but even rarer!!

Would be great to here what petrol heads think of them..

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F32 D4 BiTurbo #042

Post by CaesarBob » Fri May 10, 2019 5:16 pm

Currently there are 9 D4's for sale (links below) that I know of and curiously someone else was asking for advice about D4's recently, so there's at least 2 people considering a purchase!
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Fri May 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Also anyone know D4 #042?
#042 I first saw for sale at £32k back in Aug'18 with a trader, it then appeared with Evans Halshaw in Sep'18 at £31k and has been slowly falling in price since then. I think the modest spec (Pro-Nav, H/K & 20's) isn't amazing compared to some of the others, #011 which is full Sytner AUC car with LSD is only £2k more and given some of Sytners other pricing that's not a big difference. Other than that, I have heard Evans Halshaw accused of very poor customer service but I don't have any direct experience.

Given #009, #016, #042 & #051 have all been for sale 6mths or more and seem to have bottomed out at £26-27k, I think these dealers are probably at their break-even pricing, so either there aren't any buyers or the market has fallen beyond this price point.

D4 BITURBO COUPE [F32] #009 Alpina Green/Saddle Brown Dakota Leather; 2014_64; £27.0k; 51k; Trade (1st UK D4)
D4 BITURBO COUPE [F32] #011 Melbourne Red/Black Dakota Leather w Red Stitch; 2014_64; £28.8k; 47k; Trade
D4 BITURBO COUPE [F32] #016 Midnight Blue II/Silver Dekor/Oyster Dakota w Dark Oyster Leather; 2014_64; £27.0k; 84k; Trade (Sytner Press Car)
D4 BITURBO COUPE [F32] #042 Mineral Grey/Coral Red Dakota Leather; 2015_65; £26.4k; 57k; Trade
D4 BITURBO COUPE [F32] #051 Alpina Blue II/Clouded Cognac Lavalina Leather; 2015_15; £27.0k; 74k; Trade
D4 BITURBO COUPE [F32] #059 Alpina Blue II/Black Merino Leather; 2015_15; £35.0k; 26k; Trade
D4 BITURBO COUPE [F32] #085 Mineral White/Black Dakota Leather/Piano Black; 2015_65; £34.8k; 36k; Trade
D4 BITURBO COUPE [F32] #123 Melbourne Red/Black Dakota Leather w Red Stitch; 2015_65; £30.0k; 27k; Trade (CAT D with signs of poor repairs based on Auction Grading)
D4 BITURBO COUPE [F32] #246 Black Sapphire/Cashmere Beige Merino Leather; 2017_67; £36.0k; 49k; Trade
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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by hap » Fri May 10, 2019 6:58 pm

Right on q bob

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by Chillnflow » Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 pm

Thanks Caesarbob!

Interesting, I guess as an Alpina it’s lacking some of the more unique options eh.
I was curious what else it had if anything, pro Nav and hk are certainly minimums, would like it to have had an lsd but no mention in the ad, I wondered if someone like Evans would even know the significance to put in ad?
Apart from ...erm ‘laying down some 11’s’ in the test drive, is there any way to tell if 42 has an lsd or not?
Doesn’t it even have the Alpina leathers (lavalina?) etc?
Tbh the most interesting part for me is if it drives as I hear Alpinas drive, (that and sound) not sure I will need much else!
Thank you for the other options (2 ebays I hadn't seen b4), wish there were some B’s in there too.
The other specs look nice..shame I can’t do red personally! Could be worth it if they are approved as BMW want a lot for 1 yrs warranty..could be a show stopper tbh.
Thanks again
Still keen to hear from any drivers...all 41 of you!! (Actually if 9 are for sale there only 32 being driving in uk right now!!)
D3 drivers chime in too!

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by hap » Fri May 10, 2019 10:13 pm

59 ticks all boxes you want plus with the alpina blue paint as a 2k option it would be my choice nice interior with the white piping is quite unusual also

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by Chillnflow » Fri May 10, 2019 10:46 pm

59 is a lovely example, bit too much money for me unfortunately
I notice 44 mpg on the I drive too..pretty impressive for the performance on offer with these cars!

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by CaesarBob » Fri May 10, 2019 10:48 pm

hap wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Right on q bob
:mrgreen:
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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by CaesarBob » Fri May 10, 2019 11:11 pm

I would choose #009 as i love Alpina Green and its the first UK car or #016 as it has press car history and is the only one with a sunroof.
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Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 pm
I was curious what else it had if anything, pro Nav and hk are certainly minimums, would like it to have had an lsd but no mention in the ad, I wondered if someone like Evans would even know the significance to put in ad?
Apart from ...erm ‘laying down some 11’s’ in the test drive, is there any way to tell if 42 has an lsd or not?
If you can get the BMW VIN you can check specs & options here: https://www.mdecoder.com/
Chillnflow wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Doesn’t it even have the Alpina leathers (lavalina?) etc?
Only option for Lavalina is #051 currently
'97 E36 B3 3.2 Touring #062
'15 F32 420d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'11 E92 320d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'99 E36 328iA SE "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'89 E30 325iA M-Tech II "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'91 E30 318iS (Sold)

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by hap » Fri May 10, 2019 11:22 pm

Yes agree with bob the alpina green looks just right for the lines

51 is a very high spec individual close to what i believe is within budget for some silly reason they have changed the wheels to black but that’s a quick fix to get them back to silver as they should be

Love mineral Grey with the red

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by Chillnflow » Fri May 10, 2019 11:29 pm

I have looked at 009 and lovely in the flesh.
But close up Wasn’t the cleanest paint work wise tho, could be corrected I guess.
I know it not Alpina specific but spending quite a bit so at least hoped for top spec audio (I do like good qual sounds)
Had enough of trying to improve lower spec Bmw audio!
Also had strange small dent thro the paint on lower door sill..can’t imagine what would have caused that’s tbh..
Has it been in the press or any vids that you know of?
May see if they will let me take it out
Seemed a nice chap and had some lovely stuff in.

Yeah why do peeps do black wheels just means you can see them and they look small, in pics at least!

I do have a thing about grey and red too!

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by Chillnflow » Fri May 10, 2019 11:39 pm

Wish I could have kept them both... :(
E92 had red leather.

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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by hap » Fri May 10, 2019 11:42 pm

This is #16
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.tele ... eview/amp/

And a road test gives you an idea how rapid it is

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L7yi6Ivgqh4

Been up for ages so a deal could be had
Ah silver grey e46 just like my alpina e46
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Re: D4 from petrol? Anyone know #042

Post by CaesarBob » Fri May 10, 2019 11:48 pm

The original owner of #009 was member on here, username runnerbean, worth asking a question?

#016 was the press car https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7yi6Ivgqh4
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'11 E92 320d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
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'89 E30 325iA M-Tech II "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'91 E30 318iS (Sold)

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