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Mr Paddle.Shift
01-03-2003, 06:45 PM
Picture courtesy of Car Connection from LA AutoShow.

<img src="http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/6487_image.jpg">

<b>SCALING THE ALPINAS
With enough money -- $137,600 to be exact -- about 400 U.S. buyers out of just 555 worldwide will be able to climb into the new BMW Z8 Alpina. Long offered in Europe, BMW bills the Alpina line as an alternative to the balls-to-the-wall performance of its M models. Those vehicles wearing the Alpina badge are a bit “more refined…. and exclusive,” according to the automaker’s U.S. sales chief, Tom Purves. And unlike M models, they come with automatic transmissions. The first Alpina to reach the U.S., the Z8 version will be offered for only one year, but Purves suggested “this is a start,” and sometime in 2005, another Alpina model could make the trans-Atlantic crossing.</b>

My guess....B10 V8S. :bigpimp:

Mathew
01-03-2003, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by VinceTopasBlau3

<b>SCALING THE ALPINAS
And unlike M models, they come with automatic transmissions. </b>



:confused: :confused:

beautiful car though. Cant wait to see what we get in 2005

Kaz
01-03-2003, 06:52 PM
Not so fast, Vince. See my post in this forum.

cenotaph
01-04-2003, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by VinceTopasBlau3
And unlike M models, they come with automatic transmissions.

:tsk: :(
Please tell me that a MT is at least on option on some of them.

Mathew
01-04-2003, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by cenotaph
:tsk: :(
Please tell me that a MT is at least on option on some of them.

Id hope that they make MT standard and AT optional

Mr. The Edge
01-04-2003, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by cenotaph
:tsk: :(
Please tell me that a MT is at least on option on some of them.

nope, all automatics. Not even SMG