Buying advice 2012 B3 BiTurbo estate (E91)

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Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:55 pm

Hi Guys

Im new to the forum, so firstly i would like to say a big HELLO!!! i am a bmw enthusiast but never had a alpina but had plenty of BMWs.

Im looking to buy a 2012 D3 BiTurbo estate E91 with 80k, I have seen one and the engine seems a little bit on the loud side to me.. but then again i havent owned a 2.0d bmw before

I am just worried about the timing chain issues that nearly all the 320d's have and wondering how they affect the alpinas and if they are known as much on the alpinas.

Also what are the main things i should be looking out for on these?

And are these cars money pits and expesive to maintain and run in terms of alpina parts etc.

If anyone can advise me i would be really greatful and appriciate it.

Many thanks in advance.
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