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by sward
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: F11 Alpina Ride Height Data?
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: F11 Alpina Ride Height Data?

You should find the ride height in your supplementary owners handbook. I don't have an F11, but for my F31 it is in the Dimensions section under "construction height". [FWIW for the F31 B3s Touring the front is 639mm plus or minus 10mm, and the rear is 618mm plus or minus 10mm].
by sward
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: What Connected Drive services do you use?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: What Connected Drive services do you use?

I use the Real Time Traffic, and have paid to keep that updated. The basic Connected Drive functions don't need a subscription at the moment. The transition to "My BMW" is rather clunky. I have never managed to get an image of a car that looks like my Alpina! Mine is an F31 B3s touring. The \pp imag...
by sward
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Low pressure fuel pump failure F31 B3s
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Low pressure fuel pump failure F31 B3s

I had an unexpected drama in my B3s Touring last bank holiday weekend. On a long drive, on an A-road, just as I had completed an overtake, my engine spluttered and lost power. I had just pulled in front of the slower car, and was unable even to maintain the speed he was travelling at. My central scr...
by sward
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: ALPINAs in Magazines
Topic: Car Magazine - February 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Car Magazine - February 2021

I read this article with interest. It reminded me of our factory visit a few years ago, when Alpina were just launching the E92 B3 Biturbo and they had an Alpina Green II one in the foyer. That's a while back now - 2007, my photos remind me. 121_2191.jpg 121_2180.jpg The W reg B10 3.3 was mine at th...
by sward
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: My G31 B5 LCI has arrived
Replies: 25
Views: 1601

Re: My G31 B5 LCI has arrived

Utterly gorgeous. I'm a fan of stripes, and have silver stripes on my Alpina blue B3s touring, but your car, without, looks very classy.
by sward
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: D3 #111 Atlantic blue coupe
Replies: 18
Views: 1467

Re: D3 #111 Atlantic blue coupe

Hi Kiwi
I owned the car for 7 years and it was really only because my dog didn't like going in the back of it that I got a touring instead. I am very pleased that you are following in the line of people who really look after the car and enjoy it.
Regards (and Happy new year!)
Simon
by sward
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: D3 #111 Atlantic blue coupe
Replies: 18
Views: 1467

Re: D3 #111 Atlantic blue coupe

Yes,

These were on the car when I bought it. They are, apparently, a radar detector system. I don't approve of these, and didn't use it.

Regards
Simon
by sward
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: F31 B3 S BiTurbo #183
Replies: 29
Views: 2604

Re: F31 B3 S BiTurbo #183

B10E39 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Back on the market? https://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/vehicle/2020 ... 7af7945501
Certainly not. Still at home with me and no plans to sell!
by sward
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: D3 #111 Atlantic blue coupe
Replies: 18
Views: 1467

Re: D3 #111 Atlantic blue coupe

Purchased, #111 has a new home and will be looked after, thank you sward for the stereo and DAB upgrade. :D Hi Kiwi I only just saw your post. Pleased to hear number 111 has gone to a good home and that you are on here. I hope you will enjoy the car! I did, and so did my brother. My wife still miss...
by sward
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: the last F31 B3S
Replies: 20
Views: 2535

Re: the last F31 B3S

Slightly less than 57, MattOz :D I'll be less cryptic and more helpful. Sytner advertised what has become my Alpina blue B3S Touring for £52k. I was one of those who expressed interest in it at that price but they agreed a sale to two other people (not at the same time - one after the other) at that...
by sward
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner
Replies: 76
Views: 3806

Re: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

Your car looks beautiful. I am sure you are going to enjoy it.
by sward
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: M3 Touring against B3 touring
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: M3 Touring against B3 touring

I think you either like M cars or B/D cars. I have driven a couple of M3s: test driven with a view to buying - E36 and E46. I found them both a bit hard-edged compared with the 328i of each when I was driving them new. I tried an E92 M3 belonging to a friend. I liked it but always thought the Alpina...
by sward
Thu May 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: G21 B3 - has anybody ordered?
Replies: 50
Views: 3860

Re: G21 B3 - has anybody ordered?

I haven't driven a G21 - but the 340 vs B3 comparison in relation to F31 is something I can speak about. I had a 340i M Sport Touring for 2 years, and thought it was a very nice car on the whole. Not special like an Alpina - which I missed, having spent the previous 14 years owning two Alpinas: B10 ...
by sward
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: B10 V8 - Rolling restoration
Replies: 62
Views: 4455

Re: B10 V8 - Rolling restoration

This is beginning to look superb - great work. Silver stripes on the front spoiler will be really good. I'd be tempted to stripe the sides and rear too - my first Alpina was a B10 3.3 number 056 which was fully striped on Fern Grun paint. To Abanko - my car had Xenons but no angel eyes, with clear i...
by sward
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: F31 D3 #079
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: F31 D3 #079

Good idea. Look forward to that! Stay safe in the meantime.