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Old 02-24-2011, 12:37 PM   #7
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You are bidding on a one-of-a-kind, 26,000 mile, 1982 BMW 345i Dietel/Alpina widebody (VIN # WBAAH310XC7454911). This special vehicle is well documented, and has a unique place in BMW/Alpina history. I have all of the documentation, which is organized in a custom made Alpina briefcase. I also have original copies of the magazines that this car has appeared in, which have been signed by Mike Dietel (Additionally I have two posters which have also been signed). The car is in very good condition, and I have not had any problems with it since I purchased it in January. Since I know you will ask, I am selling the car because I have purchased an Audi S5, and cannot afford to have both cars.

There are no problems that I am aware of, and the car looks and drives like you would expect of a 1980’s era car. I have listed, in detail, the history and specs on this car below. I have also copied the text from the 1984 Petersen Magazine article, which does a better job explaining the car than I could.

Car History

Dietel Enterprises was the sole Alpina distributor in the US during the 1980’s, and this particular car was specially built for popular singer Christopher Cross. Additionally, this car represents the final car built by Dietel Enterprises. Starting with a Euro spec 323, Dietel spent over $70,000 to create this unique 745i turbo powered E21.

Car Highlights

Magazine Appearances
1984 – Peterson’s Sports Car Graphic – Cover car 1984
2004 – Appeared in Roundel Magazine – July, 2004
2005 – Appeared in Total BMW Magazine – January, 2005

Special Features
- One off custom widebody fiberglass body work
- Chrome moly chassis reinforcements
- 3.3 liter 6-cylinder, KKK intercooled Turbo, Alpina adjustable boost
- 310 horsepower, 367 ft.lbs
- Euro 5 speed, 75% limited slip racing differential with special cooler, pump and filtration system
- 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, 0-100 in 14 seconds
- Fully adjustable Bilstein/Alpina coil over suspension
- Variable rate springs
- Adjustable custom strut rod and swivel drop link front sway bar system
- Adjustable rear sway bar
- M1 front brake rotors, with Lockheed Martin magnesium 4 piston calipers
- Vintage BBS 3 piece (restored) racing wheels
- Customized 6 series rear subframe
- Braided stainless lines throughout
- Full gauges
- Turbo heat shields and exhaust from cats back to large stainless steel Magna Flow mufflers with stainless steel chrome tips
- Very rare reconditioned Beige suede pigskin interior, ASS German seats

Vehicle Specs

General
BMW 345i
Vehicle Manufacturer BMW / Dietel Enterprises
Vehicle type: Front-engine, rear-drive, 4-passenger sedan
Curb Weight: 2,980 lbs
Price: $70,000 (est.)

Engine
Type: Inline 6-cylinder
Displacement (ci/cc): 3210/1958
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Induction: L-Jetronic fuel injection
Valve gear: Singe overhead cam
Max. horsepower (SAE net): 310 hp @ 6000 rpm
Maximum torque (SAE net): 367 lbs/f ft @ 2600-4000 rpm
Redline: 6350 rpm
Emission control: Lambda sensor / 3-way catalytic converter
Fuel requirement: Unleaded premium

Drivetrain
Transmission: Alpine close-ration 5-speed
Transmission ratios:
1st 3.42:1
2nd 2.07:1
3rd 1.47:1
4th 1.1.6:1
5th 1.00:1
Axle ratio: 3.07:1

Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase (in): 100
Length (in): 171
Width (in): 68
Height (in): 52.5
Track, F/R (in): 55/56.5
Minimum ground clearance (in): 4.6
Curb weight (lb): 2980
Weight distribution, F/R (%): 57/43
Oil capacity (qt): 6
Water capacity (qt): 11
Fuel capacity (gal): 13

Body and Frame
Chassis Unibody: Body Welded steel
Suspension: Front Independent, lower arms, strut/rod adjustable swaybar
Rear Independent (6-series), trailing arms, gas shocks, adjustable swaybar
Steering
Type: Power-assisted rack and pinion
Overall ratio: 21.2:1
Turns, lock-to-lock: 3.5
Turning radius (ft): 15.6

Brakes
Front: 11.8-inch power-assisted vented disc
Rear: 10.5-inch power-assisted vented disc
Swept area (sq in): 473.88
Swept area per ton (sq in): 318.04

Wheels and Tires
Wheel type: 3-piece alloy
Wheel size (in): 159 front; 1511 rear
Tire manufacturer & model: BFGoodrich Comp T/A
Tire construction & size: 225/50VR-15 front; 285/40VR-15 rear

Acceleration
0-30 (sec) 1.95
0-40 (sec) 3.00
0-50 (sec) 4.42
0-60 (sec) 5.50
0-70 (sec) 8.00
0-80 (sec) 10.02
Standing -mile 13.75 sec @ 99.5 mph

Skidpad
Lateral acceleration (g): 0.85
Stopping Distances:
30-0 (ft/sec): 34/1.43
60-0 (ft/sec): 141/3.30

Fuel Economy
EPA estimate (mpg): N/A
Actual (mpg): 18 combined
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