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Old 1st October 2007, 20:50   #31
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Ashok
Firstly congrats on the purchase
Btw how much does d3 alpina costs to you ?
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Btw how much does d3 alpina costs to you ?
The "on the road" price in the UK is 27,400. Absolute bargain!
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The "on the road" price in the UK is 27,400. Absolute bargain!
That's around 22 lakh Quite cheap cheers:
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nice car, torque figures are amazing. why did you sell the m5 so soon?
i could never see myself replacing a 500bhp M5 with a 200bhp diesel.
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Very nice colour, very impressive figures. Congratulations. Love the wheels.
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nice car, torque figures are amazing. why did you sell the m5 so soon?
i could never see myself replacing a 500bhp M5 with a 200bhp diesel.
The E60 M5 was very unreliable and this completely ruined the ownership experience. Get behind the wheel of a D3 (or indeed any Alpina) and you know right away you're sitting in something very special. Driving around town the D3 certainly makes a lot more sense. The M5 never really "woke up" before 3000rpm at which point I would run out of road or hit traffic.
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The "on the road" price in the UK is £ 27,400. Absolute bargain!
Thats actually not bad at all.

So how do you go about buying an ALPINA? They're registered as a car-manufacturer, right? Do they have seperate dealerships or do the BMW dealerships cater to them?

-> In the US, you can order the ALPINA B7 at select BMW dealerships.
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Sweet car Ashok !!! Congrats
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So how do you go about buying an ALPINA? They're registered as a car-manufacturer, right? Do they have seperate dealerships or do the BMW dealerships cater to them?
In the UK, select BMW dealerships are also Alpina dealerships & have cars in stock with them & also can will take orders for customised cars too (a big thing with Alpina customers is to customise their cars further). So, mostly you can just walk in to the dealer & pick up the car if it's in stock or place an order for the same if it's not. A prominent BMW/Alpina dealer in the UK is Sytner.
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Yes, Sytner is the exclusive UK distributor for Alpina. Since they sell so few cars I don't see this changing anytime soon. In theory one can buy an Alpina from any BMW dealer but non-Sytner dealers simply source the cars via Sytner so better to deal direct.

No dealer wants to hold cars in stock that don't shift. Since Alpina owners are picky as to what they want, almost all UK cars are "made to order". That said it only took me two months from order to delivery for the D3.

The only Alpina available in the USA is the B7 as Alpina do not have the capacity to meet demand if they were to offer any other models out there.
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The only Alpina available in the USA is the B7 as Alpina do not have the capacity to meet demand if they were to offer any other models out there.
Oh how I wish I could own a B7 in the same Electric Blue & Classic wheels (albeit 21") as your car Ashok Now if only dreams were horses!
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Congrats Ashok. I love the shade of blue and the wheels are absolute drool maal. This is one hot lookin ride you have. Take good care of her and drive safe pal.
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Great ride dude, absolute stunner...cheers!
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that's an elegant looking beast. what's the exclusive alpina stuff all about?
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that's an elegant looking beast. what's the exclusive alpina stuff all about?

Thanks.

Full explanation about Alpina here:

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By the way, I've swapped onto 18" winter wheels & tyres until the Spring:



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