23 Facts About Alpina


For instance, the Alpina B7 is produced at the same assembly line in Dingolfing, Germany, as BMW's own 7 Series.

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Alpina started the tuning business in an outbuilding of the original Alpina typewriter factory.

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Alpina officially withdrew from racing in 1988 because of capacity limitations and restrictions.

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Distinctive features of Alpina vehicles are the fact that these models are literally "manu-factured", meaning "hand-made".

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The XD3 is fitted with an Alpina-modified version of BMW's B57 diesel inline-six engine.

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Alpina modified the exterior with front and rear spoilers and a quad-exit exhaust system.

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Alpina B5 was introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in all-wheel drive Saloon or Touring versions.

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BMW permitted Alpina to produce a high-performance version of its flagship 7 Series, however they did not want it to be a high-revving, BMW M version .

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Alpina C1 was based on the E21 323i and was among their most popular early models, providing superior performance over the unmodified car.

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Alpina reworked the head which was ported and polished, installed harder valve springs and a hotter cam.

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Alpina used the M20B25 engine with very few modifications compared to earlier models.

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Originally Alpina modified the "200" casting number cylinder head specific to the 325e with bigger intake valves, larger air intake ports, and redesigned the valve chamber for better flow.

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Alpina B9 was built in a small series from November 1981 to December 1985 on the basis of the BMW E28.

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Alpina replaced the cylinder head, pistons, camshaft and modified the Bosch Motronic ECU.

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Alpina modified the interior with among other things, Recaro seats, a new shifter and a modified instrument cluster.

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In 2005, an Alpina B5 Touring was tested by Auto, Motor und Sport on the Nardo Ring.

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Alpina produced two variants based on the BMW 5 Series, the petrol-engined B5 and diesel-engined D5.

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B5 is based on the 550i and is powered by an Alpina-modified version of the BMW N63 twin-turbo V8 engine.

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Alpina unveiled an updated B5 at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

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E65 7 Series generation, the Alpina B7 was widely credited with being able to hold its own against top performing offerings from Mercedes such as the S600 and S63 AMG, Audi, the Bentley Flying Spur, and Jaguar XJ Supercharged, while BMW's own top-of-the-line V12 760Li was considered uncompetitive.

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Alpina tuned suspension and handling provided drivers with a Comfort+ and Sport+ mode for ideal ride comfort and performance.

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The Alpina was a departure from the hard-edged sporting focus of the original car, and elements of the new grand touring intent were evident throughout this final edition.

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An Alpina steering wheel with three solid spokes replaced the original, which could not be retrofitted with shift paddles for the automatic.

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