#humpday is also #wagonwednesday at Guys With Rides! Our first feature is this VR6-powered ‘95 B4 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon with only 26.5k original miles! Get the details and see all of the pictures on our website:
The wheels, the stripes, the aero bits - it can only mean #Alpina . From the moment BMW launched the #E36 3-series, there were faster, semi-bespoke Alpina variations right alongside - before BMW’s own E36 M3 there was the 240-hp Alpina B6 2.8/2, a heavily modified 325i. Always rare as you’d expect from semi-bespoke, high-priced specials - each series of E36 Alpina was built in tiny numbers. Through the 1990s there would be five separate versions, from the original 2.8L B3 to the 4.6L V8 B8.
Alpina’s origins lay with founder Burkhard Bovensiepen, who first tuned Fiats and then developed a twin-carb conversion for BMW’s 1500 Neue Klasse in lieu of going into the family typewriter business. His conversion earned BMW’s eye and trust, and Alpina spent most of the 1960s and 1970s tuning and racing BMWs, helping to develop the 3.0CSL. The company became an “official” carmaker in 1983, which took it beyond the realm of most tuning companies. Alpina stopped racing in 1988 to concentrate on road cars, and there were many new products in BMW’s pipeline.
The E36, shaped by Pinky Lai and Boyke Boyer, would bow in early 1991, though the Touring would not arrive until 1994. Actually, in North America, the touring wouldn’t arrive at all - nor did Alpina do much business in North America in the 1990s. 3-Series wagons and “official” U.S. Alpinas wouldn’t happen until the E46 and Z8 era - so any E36 Touring in the U.S. is a private import. Elsewhere, by the time the Touring arrived, Alpina had upgraded the B6 2.8/2 into the B3 3.0. Confusingly, later there was a run of Touring-only B6 2.8s for Japan, as well as a larger B3 3.2 Touring.
The B6 2.8 and B3 3.0 were based on the 325i and the 3.2 on the 328i, and characteristic of all these cars they had considerable changes under the hood - increased displacement. lightweight pistons, reprogrammed engine management systems, freer-breathing exhausts - they were built for speed. Inside they had upgraded seats and trim - they were meant to feel better too. Just over 1,500 of the six-cyl E36s Alpinas were made. Rarest of all was the B8, in which Alpina shoehorned a 4.6L V8 into a heavily modified E36 chassis - just 221 were made.
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Quando estava procurando uma gran tour para comprar o amigo @fordfocustwelve me mandou o anúncio de uma megane extreme, série especial que só saiu em 2009/2010, até então eu desconhecia esse modelo e a partir daí me apaixonei... comprei a a Grantour Dynamic mas com a cabeça no bodykit da extreme mais precisamente o para-choque dianteiro, mas como eu iria conseguir? Na concessionária é muito caro e usado sempre tinha uma avaria ou outra... Até que em um grupo do Facebook uma pessoa fez um anúncio desse para-choque zerado, completo com chicote, milhas, pintura original, defletores... tudo! Era a minha chance! Está aí a minha Gran Tour mais bonita, mais moderna, e mais esportiva! ✨✌🏾 #meganers#meganegrandtour#meganegrantour#renaultsport#megane2#megane2garagevip#stationwagons#savethewagons