EM TuningSky Insurance
Page 1 of 6 123456 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 228
  1. #1
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602

    It's here (BMW/Alpina/D3 thread, ignore if you're delicate)









    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    81
    What engine is in the D3? Very nice car!
    Dark blue S3, black grill, cruise, bluetooth, 12cd changer, bose, milltek, stealth remap , jetex airfilter

  4. #3
    Bong Water's Avatar
    In two minds

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    785
    Just looks like all the others, I thought it was going to be some new shape or something? *knows nothing about beemers*
    Skint because of my car, the forums made me do it

  5. #4
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    [quote=6andy69;509463]What engine is in the D3?[quote]

    2.0 turbo diesel with 200bhp / 405nm torque.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  6. #5
    GlasgowRangersFC

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Turkey
    Posts
    498
    That is a seriously good looking car mate.

    The wheels are beautiful. Color is perfect too. May you have many happy days of motoring in that thing. Let us know what the power delivery is like etc.

    WELL DONE FOR PUTTING THE TIMS OUT THE CUP AS WELL!!!
    Gone...Brilliant Black 2008 A3 Turbo FSi Sport, Dual Climate Zones, Piano Black Inserts, Rain and Light pack, Xenon Plus, Armrest, ConcertII+, 18" S5 Wheels, 35mm Springs, Parking Sensors and a few other toys



    Coming...2010 white BMW e90 320d M Sport, steptronic, 19'' CSL reps, H&R Sport Springs, Dakota Leather, Full+Full

  7. #6
    GlasgowRangersFC

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Turkey
    Posts
    498
    What color is that anyway? Is it metallic?
    Gone...Brilliant Black 2008 A3 Turbo FSi Sport, Dual Climate Zones, Piano Black Inserts, Rain and Light pack, Xenon Plus, Armrest, ConcertII+, 18" S5 Wheels, 35mm Springs, Parking Sensors and a few other toys



    Coming...2010 white BMW e90 320d M Sport, steptronic, 19'' CSL reps, H&R Sport Springs, Dakota Leather, Full+Full

  8. #7
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    Metallic black.
    No idea of it's fancy name, probably something like 'Charcoal blush', or something equally crap.

    (Darren Mackie for mayor)
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  9. #8
    mitch78's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    noun: a particular place or position
    Posts
    2,721
    Last edited by mitch78; 4th March 2009 at 00:30.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

  10. #9
    GlasgowRangersFC

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Turkey
    Posts
    498
    How is it to drive? Tell us more.
    Gone...Brilliant Black 2008 A3 Turbo FSi Sport, Dual Climate Zones, Piano Black Inserts, Rain and Light pack, Xenon Plus, Armrest, ConcertII+, 18" S5 Wheels, 35mm Springs, Parking Sensors and a few other toys



    Coming...2010 white BMW e90 320d M Sport, steptronic, 19'' CSL reps, H&R Sport Springs, Dakota Leather, Full+Full

  11. #10
    mattfinn's Avatar
    Smoking is good for you

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire, land of the free home of the brave.
    Posts
    807
    Very nice!! Those wheels will be a ballache to clean on Sunday mornings though, get em waxed up and protected first!

    Bet it pulls like a train!
    8P S3 S-Tronic BE. Stage 2 from Awesome GTi.

    Gone - S4 bi-turbo - forever a place in my heart!


  12. #11
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    I intend to replace the BMW badges with Alpina ones, at some point.
    If I buy them the dealer will fit them for nowt, by way of apology for the time it's taken them to get it ready (not even their fault really, but they feel bad anyway).
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  13. #12
    GlasgowRangersFC

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Turkey
    Posts
    498
    Aren't they supposed to come with Alpina badges? What happened there?
    Gone...Brilliant Black 2008 A3 Turbo FSi Sport, Dual Climate Zones, Piano Black Inserts, Rain and Light pack, Xenon Plus, Armrest, ConcertII+, 18" S5 Wheels, 35mm Springs, Parking Sensors and a few other toys



    Coming...2010 white BMW e90 320d M Sport, steptronic, 19'' CSL reps, H&R Sport Springs, Dakota Leather, Full+Full

  14. #13
    L60N
    Guest
    Love the centre panel layout (handbrake, arm rest, gear stick etc) boring dashboard.

    Im not sure the pictures do it justice, I saw one in the flesh and it did look like something a bit nicer than the norm, but in your pics it looks pretty dull to be honest.

    Maybe ive seen too many 3 series beemers around??

    P.S. Are you planning to chip it up? I had 400nm of torque in my diesel barge too, but after chipping it the rev range extended from around 3700 right up to 4500rpm :D

  15. #14
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    Quote Originally Posted by GlasgowRangers View Post
    How is it to drive? Tell us more.
    Only done about 20 odd miles.
    Love the steering, loads of feel and lovely turn in.
    Only put my foot down once, but it does pull like fook.
    Can't see it bothering S3 owners, but it still pulls like fook!
    Nice and quiet car too, even if the road noise is higher than normal because of the 19's.
    Well chuffed with the little bits and bobs that come with it.
    Special Alpina keys, leather Alpina wallet.
    Little rechargeable Alpina torch that sits and recharges in the glove box.
    Inflatable side bolsters on the seats too, which is quite cool.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  16. #15
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    Quote Originally Posted by GlasgowRangers View Post
    Aren't they supposed to come with Alpina badges? What happened there?
    Not as standard, no.
    There is ALPINA and D3 badging on the back, but the BMW roundels remain.
    Easy enough to get Alpina ones though, about 30 the pair.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  17. #16
    GlasgowRangersFC

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Turkey
    Posts
    498
    Lovely. I am seriously thinking BMW for my next motor but the taxes are outrageous on them in Turkey for some reason. 70% TAX!!!
    Gone...Brilliant Black 2008 A3 Turbo FSi Sport, Dual Climate Zones, Piano Black Inserts, Rain and Light pack, Xenon Plus, Armrest, ConcertII+, 18" S5 Wheels, 35mm Springs, Parking Sensors and a few other toys



    Coming...2010 white BMW e90 320d M Sport, steptronic, 19'' CSL reps, H&R Sport Springs, Dakota Leather, Full+Full

  18. #17
    motorbikez's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    cumbria
    Posts
    2,033
    Looks like any other 3 series bmw bland, stonking engine though.
    2007 Sportback S Line Tdi 170 Avus,Bose,Multi function steering wheel, Electric Lumbar support,Front centre armrest,
    Storage pack,Through load system,Folding mirrors,Non smoking pack

    2009 BMW K1300S, ABS, ASC,OBC, heated grips

  19. #18
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    Quote Originally Posted by L60N View Post

    P.S. Are you planning to chip it up? I had 400nm of torque in my diesel barge too, but after chipping it the rev range extended from around 3700 right up to 4500rpm :D
    No-one chips them, that I know of.
    An owner reports great results from a 150 tuning box from a German company.
    I might give that a pop.
    Only trouble with that is you don't get any measure of the improvements.
    You just sort of have to 'feel' it's faster, which could be misleading.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  20. #19
    GlasgowRangersFC

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Turkey
    Posts
    498
    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer View Post
    Not as standard, no.
    There is ALPINA and D3 badging on the back, but the BMW roundels remain.
    Easy enough to get Alpina ones though, about 30 the pair.

    Weird that Alpina don't fit them though eh?
    Gone...Brilliant Black 2008 A3 Turbo FSi Sport, Dual Climate Zones, Piano Black Inserts, Rain and Light pack, Xenon Plus, Armrest, ConcertII+, 18" S5 Wheels, 35mm Springs, Parking Sensors and a few other toys



    Coming...2010 white BMW e90 320d M Sport, steptronic, 19'' CSL reps, H&R Sport Springs, Dakota Leather, Full+Full

  21. #20
    Looks great Bowfer. It will look even better when you get your own plate on it.

    Long time coming but no doubt worth it in the end. Enjoy it.
    Dave R (h5djr)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A3 8V 2.0 TDI-184 Sportback Sport s-tronic quattro - Silver + lots of options - my 9th A3

  22. #21
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    Quote Originally Posted by GlasgowRangers View Post
    Weird that Alpina don't fit them though eh?
    I can only assume they want to keep the BMW brand identity/link going.
    God knows.
    Easy sorted though.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  23. #22
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Hull, UK
    Posts
    111
    At last !

    Stick around though - we need to hear a voice of reason sometimes....
    Audi A3 Sportback SE 2.0 TDI 170 - Lava Grey, Rear parking sensors, Symphony II+, Aluminium Trim

  24. #23
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    320
    are those wheels 18" or 19" and if 19" what size tyres and rim J are they?

  25. #24
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    19's.
    235/35 F
    265/30 R
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  26. #25
    klauster's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    1,121
    Gz on the new motor, hope it was worth the wait, only thing i dont like is the alloys, the rest is very cool.

  27. #26
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    I'm amazed by the photos, it was only my phone!
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  28. #27
    boggysv's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    572
    Nice car.

    Are those wheels the type with the valve stem hidden by the center cap?
    World's Fastest S3 Driver - racing old people in toyota camries since 1997 with a 97.6% winning rate.

  29. #28
    Ibis S3 Fan Club

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Somewhere Cold
    Posts
    1,496
    Hey Bowf,

    Glad you finally got it, and as i've said before stunning motor..............other than Alpina graphic on lower front splitter, but that's my only dislike.

    Them tyres aren't going to be cheap.

    When do i get a shottie..................
    10 Plate / 2010 Ibis S3 - Buckets, Bose, Black Optics Grill, GSM Prep + IPhone4 cradle, Light & Rain Sensors, Interior Light Pack, PDC+,19" BBS CH Black Edition Alloys, GIAC Stg1, VWR Panel Filter, VWR custom front springs, VW Uprated Rear ARB. Mich PSS Tyres

    To do: 2010 Rns-e, Haldex Performance Controller.

  30. #29
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    Quote Originally Posted by boggysv View Post
    Nice car.

    Are those wheels the type with the valve stem hidden by the center cap?
    Yeah.
    TBH, that's a bit of a scutter for little aesthetic gain.
    Dare say I'll get used to it, but I can see the weekly pressure checks going out the window.
    It has a tyre pressure monitor on the dash anyway.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  31. #30
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    Quote Originally Posted by Japper View Post
    When do i get a shottie..................
    Give it a week or two, once the honeymoon period is past!
    We'll sort something out.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  32. #31
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Norwich
    Posts
    437
    Looks superb Bowfer...thanks for posting pics & enjoy!!!
    A3 3.2 Q SPORT DSG Now...Edition 30 Golf GTI

  33. #32
    Kontraband's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,998
    yeah, I like the rims. Not a big fan of the E90's but like the coops.


    Hope you enjoy it mate... BMW's are a great drive.

  34. #33
    Low life livin' the high life.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,638
    My 100% honest opinion after many weeks of arguments over this car (myself included saying Alpina styling stuck in the 80's, unimaginative etc)..... I think it looks alright! Quite nice actually. It does look a little out of the ordinary compared to most 3 series which is a good thing. The engine definitely sounds like it's the cars best feature and probably it's main selling point (not a diesel fan but still sounds good).
    I must be honest though, it's pretty obvious they've saved money on the interior. I don't care how many 'gadgets' it's got, it looks dull as ditch water and cheap as chips (from those photos anyway...it could be nicer in person).
    Exterior is quite understated which i like, and you can't go wrong with black. Never liked Alpina alloys myself (i'd like something a little more sports orientated) but they suit the car.

    All in all, i like it more than i thought i would. Looks and sound like a decent motor. Brand new price i believe is around 26-27K (correct?), so the same as my A3. Personally i prefer the styling of my A3 and the interior looks a much nicer place to be. But if you've fallen out of love with Audi, this looks a decent alternative.

    Enjoy it!

    Paul.
    A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line, 3 Door, Avus Silver (special ed.)

    For Sale:

    S-Line gear knob, stick and gator.
    Full set of OEM wheel bolts (incl. locking nuts & caps)
    19" BBS CK's Anthracite - SOLD

  35. #34
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    28350 on the road, PNH80.
    The interior looks better in the flesh, but you're right in thinking that it's a bit dull.
    Inevitable in a German car, I suppose.
    Decent enough spec though.
    Part leather, climate, ipod connection, rear parking sensors etc.
    Even the stereo, which I expected to be poor when compared with the A3's Bose, is decent enough.
    It's helped by the fact the car itself is quieter than the A3, so you don't need the volume.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  36. #35
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cambs uk
    Posts
    1,139
    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer View Post
    I'm amazed by the photos, it was only my phone!
    more amazed considering its a Samsung!!!

  37. #36
    Caesium's Avatar
    My BM is fixed!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    4,857
    I like it, get it up on the bm forum too.... (see below!)
    Chris

    The problem with common sense, is that its not that common.

    See my images @
    http://www.christianfrench.co.uk

    Own a dreaded BMW? http://www.bmw-sport.net

  38. #37
    d3fy's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,411
    TBH - I think it looks as dull as cheese
    2.0T Quattro SLine, now 320d Sport Touring

  39. #38
    AudiLad's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    145
    it looks a nice car,wouldnt say it looks that different to a run of the mill 3 series 2bh,dont like the wheels there old fashioned imo,looks a decent car tho overall
    Lava grey pearl (A3 2.0 TDI sport 140) 2004


  40. #39
    rich1068's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    673
    Enjoy it bowfer. Credit to you, looks lovely.

    :edit:

    In fact more than that, I hope you really enjoy it. Nothing worse than a car that leaves you underwhelmed/disappointed and your Audi clearly did that. Mine has too, it looks lovely and all that but at the end of the day it's a Golf in a posh frock. As far as I'm concerned the 3 series (like any Beemer) is an extremely competent car to start with, spend a bit more and it just gets better. I probably won't buy another Audi but unfortunately I can't afford the BMW I'd like. Next time I'll get what I pay for. I'm fairly sure you've got that now
    Last edited by rich1068; 19th March 2008 at 18:32.


    A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line

    Gone...and quite quickly forgotten

  41. #40
    On Boost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,756
    Not my cup of meade mate , glad your happy tho!

    Enjoy!

    p

 

 
Page 1 of 6 123456 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO