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      07-13-2016, 12:40 PM   #1
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Euro Delivery - 2017 B6 GC

Hi Everyone,

I've been on the E90 M3 forum for a few years, decided recently to get an Alpina B6 GC. Taking ED on 9/5/16 and wondered if any other Forum Mates will be at Welt at the same time? I did Welt a few years back with my M3, looking forward to seeing it again.

Also I'm interested in learning more about the B6 (or it's Cousin the 650i xDrive). Input from the Forum is welcome.

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I did an ED for a B6 last September. You are going to have a blast, the acceleration on the B6 is intense. I didn't get to drive it during our ED, but I can only imagine how much fun it would be driving it at high speeds without having to worry about tickets.
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Thanks djsaad1, I'm looking forward to it. Curious to see the difference in acceleration between the B6 and my SC M3.

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I picked a Euro delivery on June 25, Alpina B6 GC, Tanzanite/Champagne. I am still in Europe driving the car until September. I have done 5000 miles already.

Compared to the M6, the Alpina is in its own class. At least in Europe people know "it's just not another M car, it's an Alpina". The car is not a race car, it's an exclusive executive car. Inside it's quiet, classy and soft. At normal cruising (ie: 100mph) the car is very civilized, nothing harsh or snappy. Like a vintage Bordeaux.

However, if you encounter anybody looking for trouble, you plant your foot down and the beast comes alive. The 4x4 puts the 600hp to the ground in a complete different manner than the M6. The acceleration of the car is just brutal; and from 100mph unbelievable. Roll down the windows and enjoy the outside exhaust noise until the wind takes over and you realize you are past 150mph.

On the downside, it's a big car. In the cities and small roads it's not easy to get around. You have to be extra careful and make good use of the cameras and the retractable mirrors. The car is very heavy and when running on backcountry roads you feel the weight shift and inertia. This is highway rocket that does a very good job to stay planted on curvy roads for its size (much better than the M6).

Enjoy it!
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