BMW Alpina B3 GT3 launches at Tokyo Motorshow

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B3 GT3

Post by big blue » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:12 am

The B3 GT3 will cost from around £80,000 when it goes on sale in spring 2012. Of the 99 to be made, just 15 or so will come to the UK, while Germany and Japan will get 30 each. Production will start in January and last around six months.
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ALPINA Press Conference at the Tokyo Motorshow 2011

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Post by neil » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:59 pm

Another video

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Post by neil » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:33 am

Amazing shots of the B3 GT3

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Brilliant

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Post by dodgyken » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:34 am

I've just cum :oops: :oops:

Bloody lovely - those seats are seriously cool.

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Post by Chas » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:07 pm

dodgyken wrote:I've just cum :oops: :oops:
Bloody lovely - those seats are seriously cool.
My thoughts exactly, but restraint is required because I suspect the seats would stain easily :lol:
They are modern, hi-tec, and retro at the same time - not an easy mix to get right - and the steering wheel is equally tactile.

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Post by dodgyken » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:20 pm

Chas wrote:and the steering wheel is equally tactile.
Really?

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Post by Chas » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:35 pm

Yours is missing some alcantara!
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Post by DonFlintoni » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:44 pm

Chas wrote:Your's is missing some alcantara!
good spot...thats the first time ive seen that part of a s-wheel covered
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Post by ade and liz flint » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:52 pm

Mine on the D3BT is a heady mix of alcantara and leather, with the middle sections in alcantara, and the rim a mix of the 2 materials 8) So, not quite the same, but I know the feel :lol:

Looks like this, but with the Alpina centre as with Ken's:

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Post by dodgyken » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:14 pm

Chas wrote:Your's is missing some alcantara!
I know - but I'm not worried about that. It doesn't seem to flake the same way as the E60 wheel - and maintains that feeling of class.

The subtle benefit of alcantara is a wheel you can grip first thing in the morning - at -10c :)

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Post by vblanche » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:15 pm

I *really* like that !!
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Post by KennyJunior2 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:09 am

Very nice motorcar. 9mpg on the combined cycle :shock: Although if you're buying one I guess it's not your only car. Believe they're getting one at Notts.

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Post by sherlock » Thu May 10, 2012 8:47 pm

I'm considering the GT3, but I'm afraid it's too close to my E93 B3S with LSD in option. However the E93 is too soft on a track, and too heavy.
My options are:
get the GT3, it will become a collector anyway
get the GT3 and sell the B3S for another convertible (320 i...)
keep the B3S and get a "real" track car, i.e. Lotus, Mc Laren , (I'm not for"mass" sporty cars such as Porsche or Ferrari. It has to be exclusive).
Any advise?
B3 GT3 (2014) sold 2016
B7 Turbo (1988), sold 2016
B3S biturbo E93 (2010)
B3S E46 coupe (2002) , sold 2008
B10 Bi turbo (1991), sold 2012
B7 turbo E24 (1981) sold 2014 -re bought 2016 !

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