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Low-Mile, Manual Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe Is Cool, But Is It Half-A-Million Cool? 21
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, BMW, BMW 8-Series, Classics, used cars on 11 21st, 2017


If you ever thought that the most potent version of the classic BMW E31 8-Series was the 850CSi, think again; this is the Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe, the king of the E31 tribe.

Alpina made just 57 examples of the B12 5.7 Coupe based on the 850CSi and this is one of them: an exceptionally preserved, continent-crushing GT finished in Alpina Blue and with just 9,000km on the clock (around 5,600 miles).

It gets better, as this wonderful V12 coupe comes with the very desirable manual six-speed gearbox instead of the Shift-Tronic semi-automatic option. Power comes from a 5.7-liter version of the 850CSi’s engine, producing 410hp (416PS) and enabling the B12 5.7 Coupe to reach a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).

The bodywork also features the classic Alpina graphics while the 18-inch multispoke alloys look like the perfect fit in this application. The hood was made out of carbon-fiber and has additional air outlets as well as a NACA duct mounted in the middle.

The car is currently listed for sale on Classic Driver, based in Munich, Germany as an one-owner example. Price is set at 400,000 euros (around $472k today) which rather narrows down the list of prospective customers. At least we can stare at the pictures, right?

H/T To BaT!

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Low-Mile, Manual Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe Is Cool, But Is It Half-A-Million Cool? 21
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, BMW, BMW 8-Series, Classics, used cars on 11 21st, 2017


If you ever thought that the most potent version of the classic BMW E31 8-Series was the 850CSi, think again; this is the Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe, the king of the E31 tribe.

Alpina made just 57 examples of the B12 5.7 Coupe based on the 850CSi and this is one of them: an exceptionally preserved, continent-crushing GT finished in Alpina Blue and with just 9,000km on the clock (around 5,600 miles).

It gets better, as this wonderful V12 coupe comes with the very desirable manual six-speed gearbox instead of the Shift-Tronic semi-automatic option. Power comes from a 5.7-liter version of the 850CSi’s engine, producing 410hp (416PS) and enabling the B12 5.7 Coupe to reach a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).

The bodywork also features the classic Alpina graphics while the 18-inch multispoke alloys look like the perfect fit in this application. The hood was made out of carbon-fiber and has additional air outlets as well as a NACA duct mounted in the middle.

The car is currently listed for sale on Classic Driver, based in Munich, Germany as an one-owner example. Price is set at 400,000 euros (around $472k today) which rather narrows down the list of prospective customers. At least we can stare at the pictures, right?

H/T To BaT!

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Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Coupe Could Make An M4 Green With Envy 19
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpina, Alpina B4, BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW Individual, tuning on 11 19th, 2017


The stock BMW 4-Series is a cool car to go for, especially in top M guise, but what if you’re craving for an even more exclusive model? In that case, let Alpina and BMW Individual do all the work.

Building upon the latest Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo, the car on display at Abu Dhabi has been fitted with a very specific body kit, whicn includes a front splitter and a boot lid spoiler. Everything was painted in Rallye Green, and this premium compact coupe also benefits from the tuner’s multi-spoke alloy wheels and a set of blue calipers.

Alpina may have been responsible for the exterior, but the cabin was left to BMW Individual, which applied some contrast green stitching to the steering wheel, added blue dials for the instrument cluster, and replaced the left mid air vent with an additional display. The plaque strapped to the lower side of the central console tells users that this is indeed a very special model.

There’s one last interesting aspect that’s definitely worth mentioning: its engine. It’s a 3.0-liter straight-six turbo that pushes out 440PS (434hp) and 660Nm (487lb-ft) of torque to all four corners. This makes it 9PS (9hp) and 56Nm (41lb-ft) of torque more powerful than the stock BMW M3 and M4, and allows it to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill in just 3.9sec.

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Scoop: Alpina’s Take On The New BMW X3 Caught Out In The Open 18
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, Alpina Scoops, BMW, BMW X3, Scoops on 10 18th, 2017


With the new BMW X3 being currently rolled out, you wouldn’t expect Alpina to sit out of the SUV game, would you?
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The New Alpina B7 Is A Buttery Smooth Missile That Oozes Perfection 21
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, Alpina B7, Alpina Videos, BMW 7-Series, video on 09 21st, 2017


The fastest iteration of the BMW 7-Series that can be bought from an official dealer isn’t really a BMW but an Alpina. An Alpina B7 to be exact.
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Here’s Your Chance To Own One Of The 75 Alpina B9 3.5 Coupes Ever Made 18
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, BMW, BMW 6-Series, Classics, used cars on 09 18th, 2017


If you are out on the market for an E24 6-Series then this might brighten your day.
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Here’s Your Chance To Own One Of The 75 Alpina B9 3.5 Coupes Ever Made 18
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, BMW, BMW 6-Series, Classics, used cars on 09 18th, 2017


If you are out on the market for an E24 6-Series then this might brighten your day.
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BMW Unveils The One-Off ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe BMW CCA Edition 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Alpina, Alpina B6, BMW, BMW 6-Series, BMW Videos, video on 09 8th, 2017


BMW North America has joined forces with ALPINA to create a one-off model to celebrate the BMW Car Club of America.
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Java Green Alpina B7 Isn’t For The Faint-Hearted 2
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alpina, Alpina B7, Galleries on 09 2nd, 2017


Few performance cars are as understated as the Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo. Well, except for this one.
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Alpina B5 Edition 50 Doing 200+ Km/h In The Rain – Confident Or Irresponsible? 21
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alpina, Alpina B5, Alpina Videos, BMW, BMW 5-Series, BMW Videos, video on 08 21st, 2017


Even though you can drive as fast as you want on certain sections of Germany's Autobahn network, should you really be pushing your luck when it's raining?
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Beatiful And Rare 1998 Alpina B12 5.7 Selling For €35,000 In Sweden 13
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alpina, Alpina Videos, BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Videos, Classics, Sweden, used cars, video on 08 13th, 2017


If you've always loved the third-generation E38 BMW 7-Series, purchasing something like this Midnight Blue Alpina B12 should feel like a dream come true.
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Alpina’s 205mph B7 Bi-Turbo Wants The Title Of The Fastest 4-Door In The World 2
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, Alpina B7, BMW, new cars, UK on 08 2nd, 2017


Alpina has revised the top speed of the new BMW 7-Series-based B7 Bi-Turbo, just in time for the model’s UK launch.
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Alpina Teases High-Performance D5 S Diesel 5er 21
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alpina, Alpina B5, BMW, BMW 5-Series, diesel, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars, tuning on 07 21st, 2017


Alpina has just released an intriguing teaser image previewing its upcoming D5 S performance sedan.
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