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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 08-11-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Alpina B3 transfer case ?

Hello all, this is my first post!
First and foremost english is not my native language so i appoligize in advance if spelling is a little off

Couple of weeks ago i bought a Bmw Alpina B3 3.3 Allrad Touring -2002, and i was wondering if the transfer case (or anything else) would be harmed by driving without the front prop-shaft on it.

Reason beeing the pure fun a rwd is around the corners

//thanks all
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:15 PM   #2
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Have a look at this thread:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...033&highlight=
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:21 PM   #3
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^Who knows what Alpina shoved into the drivetrain. It looks like it has a 6 speed too:

http://www.supercarsite.net/alpina/b3-3.3-saloon/2002

Oceanen - you need to let us know about this car. We didn't get them in the US. I'm sure everyone here would appreciate some pictures- especially pictures under the hood and under the car.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link TiAgxi i will have a look at it !

Kubica: Sure thing! Dont have any pictures of it on this computer but its on the alpina-register http://www.alpina-archive.com/?p=559...ing-Allrad-061
previous owner put it out there.
If i understand the documentation right the drivetrain is pretty mutch like a standard 330xi but with Alpina engine and a somewath uppgraded transmission (i got the auto one). Got buttons on the steering wheel for manual shifting ... dont think the standard 330 got that ?
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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i was actually thinking about this the other day as i was replacing my front cv shafts.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:13 PM   #6
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Wow! What a engine they build for that model. It's single Vanos but produces 280 hp.

I want an exclusive US import business where I can order them crated from Germany and sell 'em on Ebay for crazy numbers to the HP denied. Boo to superchargers, I wants an Alpine motor!
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:19 AM   #7
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IDIOT! IDIOT! =_= why u did not buy a new car RWD? 2005 330 would do the job
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