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Hi All -as the muffin business hasn't been too bad of late, I was starting to think of trading my B10 3,3 for a B10 V8 S. I know that Sytners have a couple for sale at the moment. Just wandering if anyone had ever driven one or had any views. Are they a lot better than the B10 V8 4.6 ? Is there any difference besides the more powerful engine ? Does anyone know how many RHD examples exist ? All info much appreciated, as ever....
 

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Wow, very nice if you get one. Interesting to see how it goes against the M5 E39.
Yes - I used to have an M5 - loved the speed but found the ride a bit tiresome ( I do a lot of miles ) and the gearchange / clutch a bit bulky and heavy. B10 3.3 is nicer ( in that it is less mean ) but sometimes I find a bit more power would be useful. Haven't tried the switchtronic before so don't know how I'll find that...
 

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wasn't aware that sytner had any V8s's for sale.. which branch? At the moment their website is showing only 1 B10 V8 (non S)

btw the switchtronic is a stunning gearbox - great everyday and yet still good enough to take round a track...
 

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Looks like it has gone - it was a Sytner City Branch in London but is no longer showing.

Oh well....


D4 said:
wasn't aware that sytner had any V8s's for sale.. which branch? At the moment their website is showing only 1 B10 V8 (non S)

btw the switchtronic is a stunning gearbox - great everyday and yet still good enough to take round a track...
 

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I had a drive of one a while ago very nice - not as flat out fast as the M5 but still no slouch. Nick Godfry swears by then - reckons the best ALPINA he has driven.

Obviously it has the same issue as any of the V8 E39s - recirculating ball steering. Suspension is slick like the B10 3.3 even on 19' that were on the car I tested.

It is semi-auto so that was an issue for me (love manuals). But as Nick illustrated it is very fast and can be used to great effect.

I'd certainly give it a try - if another one comes up -
 
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