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      08-10-2018, 01:11 PM   #1
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      08-10-2018, 05:43 PM   #2
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Very good comparo. Enjoyed watching this
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Great! 2 awesome cars. Love the San Marino blue, so I'd opt for the M, but probably go for the competition package.


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Could not agree more: San Marino Blue is a great color. Alpina wheels are yet to make an impression on me.
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Great! 2 awesome cars. Love the San Marino blue, so I'd opt for the M, but probably go for the competition package.

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Could not agree more: San Marino Blue is a great color. Alpina wheels are yet to make an impression on me.
It's Marina Bay blue, not San Marino.

Otherwise, about what you would expect. The Alpina is the highway cruiser and the M is more sport focused. Can't really go wrong with either!
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I don't dig Alpina wheels
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I don't dig Alpina wheels
If I had the money I would go for the Alpina in Estate format
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I don't dig Alpina wheels
If I had the money I would go for the Alpina in Estate format
D5 estate is absolutely mega
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They REALLY should debadge that Alpina - I understand that it's rare and they want to show it, but it looks like a novel has been written on the back of that car
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Usually Alpina interiors are quite differentiated from their ///M counterparts. This one isn't.

Anyhow, maybe the Alpina will hold its value better?
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I have had the pleasure of driving the Alpina B5 with qdtjant recently and it's quite a car!!

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Great! 2 awesome cars. Love the San Marino blue, so I'd opt for the M, but probably go for the competition package.

Same. Blue and competition trim are a perfect combo.
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