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  1. balancerider

    Official M3 Touring?

    Whether we'd see in NZ might be another issue. Although we got the 340i touring here whereas the 330i was the top touring model in Australia so I guess there's hope.
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    Official M3 Touring?

    Not what those of us who like tourings want to hear!
  3. balancerider

    Official M3 Touring?

    Got the impression that neither the E34 nor the E61 M5 touring were a commercial success. I reckon an Alpina B5 touring would be amazing though.
  4. balancerider

    Unusual F80

    Not sure that it would be my choice for 176k but it's a nice colour nonetheless. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1831653935.htm?rsqid=17fe6d637bbb40e4bac4eafc95190d60
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    The new 1 series

    That one is prob 4wd based on ride height / double rear pipes? (M135i xdrive??). Interestingly the current f20 generation is available in a proper (i.e. rear biased rather than front biased) xdrive in the UK in RHD Still valid points though.
  6. balancerider

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Pretty sure Alpina doesn't replace the boot roundel with an Alpina logo. Keen to see more pics though, they are rare as rocking horse poo in NZ.
  7. balancerider

    NZ E46 M3 sales numbers

    31 335D tourings by my calculations. Only 6 pre-LCI ones though. Black is the most popular colour...
  8. balancerider

    NZ E46 M3 sales numbers

    interesting database that one. going to have to figure out how many 335d tourings there are in the country when I get a chance
  9. balancerider

    BMW diesel fires in Korea!

    Assume that diesels in NZ will be recalled too (eventually) https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/bmw-recalls-268000-diesel-models-uk-over-fire-risk
  10. Both VIN's show an n53 engine so I guess it's possible?
  11. balancerider

    E39 M5 for 20k

    not sure if I'd consider buying an e60 from that dealer, service history absent on most of their vehicles...
  12. balancerider

    E39 M5 for 20k

    easy to spend another 24k when the big end bearings sh*t the bed. not sure that e60 m5 is ever going to acquire classic status.
  13. balancerider

    Wellington Drivers - I am hoping you can help.

    The road from the bottom of Makara hill (Makara side) to the beach turn off is pretty rough and I think a 70kph limit?
  14. balancerider

    More limited M4 goodness

    good spotting. supposed to have gold Style 666M on it. That explains the Nexens then I guess...
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    More limited M4 goodness

    May have been a hard 6000k then