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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: New B5 Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8PT30jl1KQ
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An amazing car

I just cannot get used to the wheels, they look, well, like normal wheels. I know the reasons why they have done it but for me it just doesn't look right!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scalesg wrote:
An amazing car
Razz

Yes, I need one bad.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel the same about the wheels. They just initially remind me of some of the replica classic wheels. I know there is no comparison but I always get that impression when I see them.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JASV8S wrote:
I feel the same about the wheels. They just initially remind me of some of the replica classic wheels. I know there is no comparison but I always get that impression when I see them.


I wonder if this type will cascade down to the B3/4 D3/4 in the future.

This design appears on the 7 & 5 series, but does not look to appear on the 6 series or XD3 at this stage.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

big blue wrote:

I wonder if this type will cascade down to the B3/4 D3/4 in the future.

This design appears on the 7 & 5 series, but does not look to appear on the 6 series or XD3 at this stage.


Just launched for 3/4:
https://mobile.twitter.com/ALPINA_GmbH/status/908253634869243904

6 and XD3 will follow for sure with the next generation cars.

I agree they're not such a nice looking wheel to my eye. For me it's not just the exposed bolt holes, it's the very flat face - the dished profile of previous wheels so much nicer.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metrics wrote:
I agree they're not such a nice looking wheel to my eye. For me it's not just the exposed bolt holes, it's the very flat face - the dished profile of previous wheels so much nicer.


Having looked at these they do look somewhat "aftermarket" rather than OEM.

I guess like most things new we will all get used to the change and see what happens.

One positive will be that after many years of driving on marshmallows (classics) the drop forged alloy wheels may be more resistant to our pot hole infested road network.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, on an engineering basis the forged wheels will be lighter and stronger.
With wheels getting bigger with every generation, and the cars heavier, switching to forged was probably a necessity.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I beleive these wheels were first used on the B3 GT3 back in 2011

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11499&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

I like them Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mistake................ mentioned on page 2 of the B3 GT3 brochure about them being on the B6 GT3 first....

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/downloads/brochures/2013-b3-gt3.pdf
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