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The B5 Is The Fastest Accelerating Alpina Ever And It’s On Display In Abu Dhabi 19
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alpina, Alpina B5, BMW, BMW 5-Series, Middle East, tuning on 01 19th, 2018


If you're looking for something a little bit more exclusive than an M5 but just as fast, the all-new Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo certainly fits the bill.
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Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Makes For A More Elegant M4 Alternative 7
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alpina, Alpina B4, BMW, BMW 4-Series, BMW M4, Middle East, tuning on 01 7th, 2018


As awesome as the BMW M4 is, if you’re craving exclusivity, opting for an Alpina-tuned 4-Series should help you stand out more among the crowd.

The best part is that you wouldn’t be sacrificing any performance, as the B4 S Bi-Turbo puts out 9 PS (9 HP) and 56 Nm (41 lb-ft) more than the stock M4, for a total of 440 PS (434 HP) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft).

This white model resides with BMW Abu Dhabi, featuring Alpina’s body kit, which includes the custom front splitter, side skirts and boot lid spoiler. It also has multi-spoke alloys, blue calipers and the tuner’s decals.

Other mods include the adaptive Alpina sport suspension and the revamped 8-speed automatic transmission with Alpina Switch-Tronic tech.

Inside, it’s mostly leather and carbon fiber, which can be found across the dashboard, on the center console and on the door panels. The cabin is both sporty as well as elegant, which is often the case with Alpina products.

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New 200MPH Alpina B5 BI-Turbo Touring Dubbed As The “World’s Fastest Estate” 3
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, Alpina B5, new cars, prices, UK on 01 3rd, 2018


It’s not the BMW M5 Touring you want but the new Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring is the next best thing.

The wagon version of the new G30 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo packs the same 608hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. To keep things in check, power goes to all four wheels, with Alpina claiming that up to 90 percent of the torque can be sent to the rear axle.

All this hardware makes the new Alpina B5 Touring a very impressive machine indeed, with 0-62mph coming in 3.5 seconds, with the saloon version scoring 3.4 seconds for the same procedure. Top speed is set at 200mph, which according to Alpina makes the B5 Bi-Turbo Touring the world’s fastest production estate. If you want your Alpina to go even faster, the saloon version tops out at 205mph.

The adoption of the rear-wheel steering is also a first for the B5 Bi-Turbo, with the system capable of turning the rear wheels up to 2.5 degrees the opposite way at low speeds and the same way at higher ones. Other revisions include active roll bars, bespoke front wishbones, shorter and stiffer springs and bespoke adaptive dampers, along with the traditional lightweight 20-inch forged alloys wrapped with specially developed Pirelli P-Zeros.

The hand-crafted interior can be specified with an almost endless range of options, including soft Nappa leather, ceramic-finish surfaces, along with the signature Alpina touches like the blue-green stitching and the so-called Luxury Wood Walnut Nature interior finish.

The new Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo is priced in the UK from £89,000 in saloon form and from £91,000 in the pictured Touring version. If you like fast wagons, an Alpina remains one of the most exquisite choices out there.

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Avus Blue 750Li Is An Alluring Mix Of BMW Individual And Aftermarket Parts 30
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in 3D Design, Alpina, BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Individual, Middle East, tuning on 12 30th, 2017


If you’re the type of BMW customer who would like to personalize his 7-Series, you might want to pay attention to this one that’s currently at Abu Dhabi Motors.

This 750Li has been fitted with a 3D Design custom front bumper, get black kidney grilles, carbon fiber mirror covers and an Alpina boot lid spoiler, and it sports an Avus Blue paintjob from BMW Individual’s catalog.

As for the interior, BMW offers a wide range of materials to choose from, such as wood, leather and carbon fiber. This particular example features red leather on the seats, door panels, center console and lower dashboard.

While it’s not the flagship version, the 750Li is anything but slow, as its V8 produces 449 PS (445 HP) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque, sending it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds. That means this two-tonne executive limo is quicker off the line than a first-gen Audi R8. Kinda makes you think if you really need to stretch to the 760Li, doesn’t it?

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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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