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Post by D4 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:16 pm

This months BMW Car Club Magazine has my little review of the D3 Touring.
2011 BMW 520d M Sport Saloon
2008 BMW 120i M Sport 5 Door

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Post by alpina46 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:47 pm

More bloody meguires :roll: Fair play its a good review 8)
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D3 Touring #183(sold)
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Post by L8 ALPINA » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:40 pm

Read the article yesterday and must admit that i thought it was brilliant, an ideal insight into Alpina and what they are all about also
included was some past history.

Thanks Andy for a read.

Are you doing any more soon, got to keep the stock level of Meguires
at a decent level aint you

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Post by D4 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:20 pm

at the min i'e got a small back log of articles to write..

E90 330d sport saloon
E60 M5 Saloon
Geneva Motor Show report

all of which i had hoped to have done by now.. just that the day job is getting in the way..

As for ALPINA specific reviews - I'm working on getting a B5 for a short while to do a back to back comparrision against the M5 as it's been a while since I drove the B5 (will prob wait till the new model comes out in late summer)

and we're also planning on getting an early drive in the new B3 Bi-Turbo so keep watching this space.
2011 BMW 520d M Sport Saloon
2008 BMW 120i M Sport 5 Door

Previous ALPINAs
1984 E28 B9 3.5
1989 E32 B11 3.5
2000 E39 B10 V8 Touring
2005 E85 Roadster S #344

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Post by blacky » Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:44 pm

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Post by B10-165 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:40 am

Interesting to observe they've lined up an E39 with cars from the 70's and 80's........(?)
Heres hoping its the V8 :)

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Post by D4 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:34 am

it's Blacky's car which is a 3.2 I believe...
2011 BMW 520d M Sport Saloon
2008 BMW 120i M Sport 5 Door

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1984 E28 B9 3.5
1989 E32 B11 3.5
2000 E39 B10 V8 Touring
2005 E85 Roadster S #344

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Post by Charles » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:21 pm

D4 wrote:This months BMW Car Club Magazine has my little review of the D3 Touring.
Great write up Andy - as always.

It is always worth the wait for your articles :wink:

BTW I have submitted a Running Report to BMWCC Magazine which should appear in the next edition - or so Jeff tells me!
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Post by blacky » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:37 pm

ye its a 3.2 sorry to disappoint you lol

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Post by L8 ALPINA » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:33 pm

Blacky what do you mean its only a 3.2


its better than the hairdryer engine i have in mime... :?

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Post by blacky » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:28 am

lol it's only a baby motor for a B10 though. still fun seeing peoples faces in cars they think are fast as i leave them standing muhahaha

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Post by neil » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:53 pm

Mr. Stucliffe has put a small report together about his D3 in this weeks Autocar - its only a side column.

[spoiler] basically he's found a flaw in the car - seems he's found a slight glitch in higher gears at certain revs - where there is a hesitation - he's done just under 5k and has noticed this 4-5 times. Apart from that he's marked the car down from the previous 100% rating to 98.,9% !

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Post by alpina46 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:26 am

That sounds a tad dissapointing anyone else noticed this :?:
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Post by Charles » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:56 am

The article states that the problem lies between 2150 & 2180rpm :!:

Not sure how accurate the revcounter is in the D3 nor how tongue in cheek Mr Sutcliffe is being.

Perhaps the answer is to keep the revs up :D
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Post by Grant » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:59 pm

Charles wrote:The article states that the problem lies between 2150 & 2180rpm :!:

Not sure how accurate the revcounter is in the D3 nor how tongue in cheek Mr Sutcliffe is being.

Perhaps the answer is to keep the revs up :D
I reckon he has nervous twitch in his right peg :lol:

Granted I've only done 1500 so far but no incidence of this..
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