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Live from Geneva 2013 - Info, Photos and Videos
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Live from Geneva 2013 - Info, Photos and Videos Reply with quote

Just wrapped up the press conference - and nipped into a press area to try to share some stuff hot off the press.

For those following me on twitter (@neilmw) you'll have seem some updates (but no photos as my phone not playing!)

Obviously the cats out of the bag on the surprise - a Xd3 Bi-Turbo based on the X3. This car has the same engine and transmission as the D5. The car looks suprisingly good - and thats from someone who is definitely not a X3 fan. I'll fill you in with some of the reasoning behind the car a bit later when I've had some more conversations.

I briefly spoke to Andy B this morning and he said the obvious and biggest challege was making the X3 feel like an ALPINA. He is confident they have.

The X3 is made in Spartenburg, USA, as a result it comes to Buchloe as a standard X3 and is converted to the ALPINA there - this is exactly the same that happened with the Roadster S.

As it comes from the USA the ability to do ALPINA things on the production line is limited. As a result it is not available in ALPINA Blue or ALPINA Green. By a quick check of the BMW website that means there are 10 BMW colours to choose from.

It also means that ALPINA wood is not available.

Interesting facts about the show car...

1. It is in Midnight Blue with full stripes. The car featured in the launch video and photos is a White car also striped.

2. The main interior is trimmed in black alcantara with white stiching this looks the part and definitely moves the interior up a notch or two.

3. The have worked with a supplier (TBD) on a new innovative interior detailing. The technique allows for very fine detailing to be put into the interior trim and lit by LEDs.










As you can see it can change colour (in this case ALPINA Blue -> ALPINA Green) and in my book looks fantastic !

Sadly this is only a prototype / concept phase - but definitely looks worth pursuing.

4. The show car is 002. 001 is not built yet - when it is it will be a RHD car !

5. The car features an akrapovic rear section - this basically has been designed to increase performance and improve / enhance the sound of the car.

6. The show car is sitting on 21 inch (optional wheels) There is no Dynamic option only 20 or 21 inch new Classic wheels.

7. An unofficial acceleration test showed the car could accelerate 0-50kph in just 1.1 seconds ! Thanks to great traction and obviously the torque.

BMW ALPINA B3 Bi-turbo

The show car is in ALPINA Blue with silver stripes. The car is running 20 inch new classics and looks well on it.

ALPINA were pleasantly surprised with the car's economy and emissions which is down to a number of factors including the donor engine's valvetronic and stop/start. As with all ALPINAs the amount of R&D gone into the car is huge.

I've recorded a video of the press conference



Andy is putting up his photos of both the new cars - so they should be available soon too.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely to be able to be there Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy has uploaded the photos of the XD3

Click for All the photos we currently have of the BMW ALPINA XD3 Bi-turbo








Click for All the photos we currently have of the BMW ALPINA XD3 Bi-turbo

B3 photos coming in second...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B3 Bi-turbo photos:

All the photos we have taken of the BMW ALPINA Bi-Turbo Saloon No. 1









All the photos we have taken of the BMW ALPINA Bi-Turbo Saloon No. 1

if you'd like a photo of something we haven't shown - let us know while we are still here !
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! That B3... Cool

I want one - just need to sell the kids first Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant pic's. XD3 is growing on me-price is not.

B3 is lovely. Sit's so well on the 20inch Classics.

Would love to have been there.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving it, top job by you two clap

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the updates Neil!
That B3 looks stunning, and two tone lavalina interiors make them very special IMO Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reggiebusa wrote:
Brilliant pic's. XD3 is growing on me-price is not.

B3 is lovely. Sit's so well on the 20inch Classics.


Agreed, the X3D looks good up close. It also fits into the slot which is not currently filled by BMW.

The B3 looks really good as ever and should be a good guide for all D3 lovers out there
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sacrilege I like them all, the X3 especially the B3.
Favourite colour is Alpina green but don't think any one is brave enough to buy this colour.

Thanks Neil and Andy excellent write up presentation.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great report guys, but I sit here and a shiver has gone down my back.

Some may know I hate diesel and as for SUV's need I say anything. For me Alpina combining the two in my eyes are changing their direction completely, IMHO.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much for the report and the pics. That B3 is just magnificient Drool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great update - thanks guys Very Happy

Really looking forward to being there at the Salon next weekend Cool

Have to admit that although I'm not a fan of SUVs, that XD3 looks good; the B3 is just superb Wink

Thanks again

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK guys - still here and getting more stuff for you !

Here are the B6 photos





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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Here's the B7 L Allrad





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