Munich Legends meet 5th September 18

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Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:15 am

Hey metrics, controversial and subjective of course. Having witnessed this myself at other meets, I kinda agree with you. That being said the word gentleman is broad one these days and those who choose to over rev, race and crash their motors. Well each to their own! (By the way - have witnessed a brand new m4 and e60 m5 being totalled on the public roads). I get that people want to enjoy their cars but on the public roads is stupid. Im sure there were more calm and collected folk at the ML meet but they wouldnt have got noticed...such is life.

Anyway will shut up now and will drive slowly in my slow Alpina :D
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:51 am

Agreed.

I will sound like an old fart saying this, but M cars used to be a very specialised and niche offering, produced in low volumes and thus a rare sight.

BMW (and the other German marques) are now high volume, mass market brands, and so M have followed the same strategy.

When I was a kid (and I am definitely sounding old now) seeing a BMW or Merc was an event. Seeing a M car was bouncing up and down exciting. Now the only way to get the rarity is to buy a limited run edition M car and have it painted lime green.

But that's the way the world is and that's fine. At least with Alpina offerings that niche that wants engineering, subtly, refinement and rarity is catered for. And the beauty is most people don't even notice what it is.

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Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:09 pm

Agree totally with the above
I nearly puked in a bucket when I saw the new ///M-Town video on youtube

Warning cannot be unseen !!!!!
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:36 am

ali wrote:Agree totally with the above
I nearly puked in a bucket when I saw the new ///M-Town video on youtube

Warning cannot be unseen !!!!!
Yikes Ali!

I wonder what the guys responsible foe the E28 M5 and E30 M3 will make of that.
2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
1991 Mk1 Golf GTI Sportline cabriolet
1983 Mk1 Golf GTI
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