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      08-26-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Cool Chris Harris tests the Alpina B3 F30 on road and track

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This guy hasn't been on in a couple weeks. The last video was pretty short and lame to his standards, I would say.

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      08-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Should be good. Where is that location - looks like a fun driving road!
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      08-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #3
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Should be good. Where is that location - looks like a fun driving road!
He always says "somewhere in europe" or something like that haha
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Looks cool, but I'm not really digging it that much(wheels especially)...Probably would rather a heavily modified heavily optioned 335.
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Looks cool, but I'm not really digging it that much(wheels especially)...Probably would rather a heavily modified heavily optioned 335.
i think it looks good for a drive around town beater and it has a diff.
i actually like the look, it has that refined, luxury look.....would i buy it? no....m3 or bust.
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Looks cool, but I'm not really digging it that much(wheels especially)...Probably would rather a heavily modified heavily optioned 335.
Well, that's kind of what it is, no? But I don't like Alpina wheels either. Too fussy.
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Well, that's kind of what it is, no? But I don't like Alpina wheels either. Too fussy.
Yes, Alpina needs to come up with wheels that look like they aren't from the 80s.
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Somewhere in Europe, LOL. That is a lot of territory.
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looks like wales to me, amazing roads in that part of the UK
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We are not getting that in the states right ?
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Love it, i hope alpina introduces more cars to our market.
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looks like wales to me, amazing roads in that part of the UK
Chris Harris lives around there and outside of towns, the roads often don't have speed limits so a lot of his reviews are done on these excellent roads.

I guess I was wrong about the speed limits, I was thinking of the Isle of Man. I thought I remembered Chris saying something about living near roads without speed limits in one of his videos but maybe I'm thinking of something else.

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yay! first thread thats been featured in the "news" section....took almost 3,000 posts!

I think the wheels look great...its a more executive look....overall I think it even looks better than the msport.

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Chris is the man, love his videos. Not really a fan of Alpinas in general but the F30 is definitely gonna be a future classic....and Akrapovic is taking over!
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Love it!! I wonder if Alpina would sell us that diff. ?

I take that Alpina just how it sits - wheels and all! I also love that Alpina has stuck with the N54 and worked its tuning magic on it over the years. I believe Alpina also gets better fuel economy than what BMW got with the N54 engine and the emissions are lower to boot.
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Eh I'll still take an M3 over it. Wheels and front lip look gross
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Eh I'll still take an M3 over it. Wheels and front lip look gross
no doubt about it but we can still like other cars right?
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Love it!! I wonder if Alpina would sell us that diff. ?

I take that Alpina just how it sits - wheels and all! I also love that Alpina has stuck with the N54 and worked its tuning magic on it over the years. I believe Alpina also gets better fuel economy than what BMW got with the N54 engine and the emissions are lower to boot.
Shows what BMW could really do if they wanted but profit loss and certain decisions equal big changes.
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Love it!! I wonder if Alpina would sell us that diff. ?

I take that Alpina just how it sits - wheels and all! I also love that Alpina has stuck with the N54 and worked its tuning magic on it over the years. I believe Alpina also gets better fuel economy than what BMW got with the N54 engine and the emissions are lower to boot.
I believe it said that they took the N55 and modified it to have a Bi-Turbo
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