F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 3-Series Sedan / F32 4-Series Coupe Forum > Chris Harris tests the Alpina B3 F30 on road and track
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-26-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
SlowSaloonM3
Major General
 
SlowSaloonM3's Avatar
 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

Posts: 5,942
iTrader: (0)

Cool Chris Harris tests the Alpina B3 F30 on road and track

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

This week: Alpina B3

__________________

Monkey see monkey do...I drive a poseur modified sedan.

Last edited by SlowSaloonM3; 08-28-2013 at 04:10 PM.
SlowSaloonM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-26-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
34.50
Second Lieutenant
 
34.50's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 335xi Sport Line
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Upstate NY

Posts: 294
iTrader: (0)

Should be good. Where is that location - looks like a fun driving road!
__________________
Current car: 2007 Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG
New car: 2013 BMW 335xi Sport Line, Cold Weather/Premium/Tech/Driver Assistance packages, 8SAT
34.50 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
SlowSaloonM3
Major General
 
SlowSaloonM3's Avatar
 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

Posts: 5,942
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 34.50
Should be good. Where is that location - looks like a fun driving road!
He always says "somewhere in europe" or something like that haha
__________________

Monkey see monkey do...I drive a poseur modified sedan.
SlowSaloonM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
SlowSaloonM3
Major General
 
SlowSaloonM3's Avatar
 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

Posts: 5,942
iTrader: (0)

updated with video
__________________

Monkey see monkey do...I drive a poseur modified sedan.
SlowSaloonM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #5
btbossman
Major
 
Drives: 2013 335xi M sport--2014 M6
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern VA

Posts: 1,371
iTrader: (0)

Looks cool, but I'm not really digging it that much(wheels especially)...Probably would rather a heavily modified heavily optioned 335.
btbossman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 05:47 PM   #6
SlowSaloonM3
Major General
 
SlowSaloonM3's Avatar
 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

Posts: 5,942
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by btbossman View Post
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.
__________________

Monkey see monkey do...I drive a poseur modified sedan.
SlowSaloonM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #7
WJGreer
Lieutenant
 
WJGreer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F10 535 xDrive MSport
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Denver

Posts: 429
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by btbossman View Post
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.
__________________
-Will
2013 535i xDrive M-Sport | 2005 545i Sport (Retired and missed) | 2001 X5 3.0 Sport (Retired)
WJGreer is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #8
Z K
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Z K's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 1,880
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WJGreer View Post
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.
__________________
Auto Detailing Enthusiast!
Z K is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:18 PM   #9
Diver
Colonel
 
Diver's Avatar
 
Drives: Black '12 135i DCT PPK Msport
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas

Posts: 2,313
iTrader: (0)

Somewhere in Europe, LOL. That is a lot of territory.
__________________
Diver is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #10
rahrah
/// csl
 
Drives: e46 m3 csl
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: uk

Posts: 32
iTrader: (0)

looks like wales to me, amazing roads in that part of the UK
rahrah is offline   Bangladesh
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #11
wassystyle
Trinni to de bone
 
wassystyle's Avatar
 
Drives: 328i sportline
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oceanside, CA

Posts: 66
iTrader: (0)

We are not getting that in the states right ?
wassystyle is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #12
track_warrior
Lieutenant
 
track_warrior's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX

Posts: 598
iTrader: (0)

Love it, i hope alpina introduces more cars to our market.
__________________
l 2011 E-92 ///M3 l 2014 F30 328d M-Sport l 2012 VW Golf Tdi l 1997 E-420 Sport l 2014 Touareg Tdi Armoured Level B5 l


Compensating a heavy car with horsepower is like giving an alcoholic cocaine to sober him up...
track_warrior is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #13
Remonster
Captain
 
Drives: 2013 M3 6MT
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 898
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rahrah View Post
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.

Last edited by Remonster; 08-29-2013 at 09:15 PM.
Remonster is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:30 PM   #14
ken1137
Brigadier General
 
ken1137's Avatar
 
Drives: a slow 2009 e90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chicago

Posts: 3,436
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2009 e90 335i  [3.20]
US market. Pleaze! Just change the wheels if you don't like them
__________________

BMWCCA member
ken1137 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:33 PM   #15
SlowSaloonM3
Major General
 
SlowSaloonM3's Avatar
 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

Posts: 5,942
iTrader: (0)

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.

someone get this and get vanity plates: BABY B7
__________________

Monkey see monkey do...I drive a poseur modified sedan.
SlowSaloonM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:35 PM   #16
1M_@teewhybs
Lieutenant
 
1M_@teewhybs's Avatar
 
Drives: Faster than you.
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 483
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2010 BMW M3  [4.17]
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!
__________________
E92. AW. Mode Carbon. Dinan. Akra. Brembo.
E82. AW. Mode Carbon. Dinan.
F10. SG.
1M_@teewhybs is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:37 PM   #17
Dackelone
Moderator
 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 15,076
iTrader: (1)

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.
Dackelone is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #18
SilentAttack
Major
 
Drives: 08 E90 Jerez Black 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hendersonville, TN

Posts: 1,043
iTrader: (0)

Eh I'll still take an M3 over it. Wheels and front lip look gross
__________________
SilentAttack is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:42 PM   #19
SlowSaloonM3
Major General
 
SlowSaloonM3's Avatar
 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

Posts: 5,942
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentAttack View Post
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?
__________________

Monkey see monkey do...I drive a poseur modified sedan.
SlowSaloonM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #20
MMOTION
Lieutenant Colonel
 
MMOTION's Avatar
 
Drives: like you'll never drive again
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: uptown

Posts: 1,708
iTrader: (21)

MMOTION is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #21
SlowSaloonM3
Major General
 
SlowSaloonM3's Avatar
 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

Posts: 5,942
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone
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.
__________________

Monkey see monkey do...I drive a poseur modified sedan.
SlowSaloonM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2013, 07:10 PM   #22
DrakeKemper
Sexiest Man Alive
 
DrakeKemper's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 721
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone
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
__________________

2008 E90 M3 - AA Gen 2 Level 3
1991 Hot Girlfriend
DrakeKemper is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST