Why did Alpina not make a coupe?

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Why did Alpina not make a coupe?

Post by JAD » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:37 pm

Always intrigued me as to why Alpina did not conduct their magic on the coupe as well as the roadster?


I appreciate that the roadster is the far better choice... :fuelfire:

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Why did Alpina not make a coupe?

Post by Mister T » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:50 pm

Engine emissions - they canned the Roadster S in 2005, the same year they started production of the E86.

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Why did Alpina not make a coupe?

Post by gannet » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:53 pm

Neatly coincided with the introduction of the ///M...
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Post by PerryGunn » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:01 pm

gannet wrote:Neatly coincided with the introduction of the ///M...
...it's purely coincidental that BMW stopped Alpina producing the RS just before they released the ///M... :whistle:
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Post by Zed Five » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:29 pm

I once saw a metallic green e86 wearing alpina alloys. It did look fab. Shame they never did one. Good project for someone.
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Post by buzyg » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:31 pm

As said there was an emission compliant ///M to compete with. So they probably would not have sold many, even if given the engine. Would have made them Classics now of course. :roll:
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Post by original guvnor » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:56 pm

I always wondered why they didn't do an E89 Aflpina too.

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Post by Rich-hill » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:24 am

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Post by Number5 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:04 pm

Zed Five wrote: Good project for someone.
Forum member Kis bought my Alpina Front Spoiler for his Coupe project, so we may see something similar soon
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Post by Spikey » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:27 pm

Sounds like marketing reasons to me - de-conflicting //M coupe sales

Would be nice to see a coupe with the plastic bits on though :fuelfire:

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Post by kis » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:54 pm

Number5 wrote:
Zed Five wrote: Good project for someone.
Forum member Kis bought my Alpina Front Spoiler for his Coupe project, so me may see something similar soon
Sadly not so! I'm running a roadster! :cry:
I do love the look of the Alpina on a coupe tho!
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Post by NeilP » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:41 pm

Tempted to run my Aplina front end on my coupe now just to see how it would look! :rofl:

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Post by kis » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:37 am

DO it!!! :popcorn:
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Post by markeg » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:29 pm

original guvnor wrote:
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:56 pm
I always wondered why they didn't do an E89 Aflpina too.
probably because that extra 'f' wouldn't fit on the boot, OG :wink:
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