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Alpina started from selling tuning kits for existing cars of different brands (in 1961) and within a little more than a year -  exclusively for BMW cars. Today, as a result of constant support and collaboration with the mother company, Alpina has become the most important addition to the BMW production range

 

E21

E30

E36

 

E12

E28

E34

 

E24

 

 

 

E32

E38

 

 

E31

 

 

 

 

1963 – 1965

BMW 1500 ALPINA
it is commonly accepted that a BMW 1500 from 1962 has been the first Alpina tuned car but there were also cars of other brands tuned;next year - in 1963, Burkard Bovensiepen, son of Dr. Rudolf Bovensiepen (founder of Alpina office machines firm) developed a tuning kit with dual Weber carburetors, which dramatically improved performances of then very popular in Germany BMW 1500, the kit price was 980 DM; later the kit for BMW 1800 has been also issued;Alpina Cars firm has been officially established on January 1, 1965 and since Alpina tuning kits were certified by BMW therefore they were not making the BMW factory guarantee invalid

 

1964 – 1972

 BMW 1600 ALPINA

 

1967 – 1972

BMW 1600-2 ALPINA
the Alpina tuned BMW 1600-2 was the  first car badged as Alpina, it  had a 2L engine from BMW 2000ti, with two Weber carburetors resulting in 165 hp, the car also had a 12V electric system (1600 had still a 6V) and ventilated disc brakes

 

1966

 BMW 2000 Alpina, BMW 2000ti ALPINA
BMW 1800ti and 2000ti cars were often tuned with Alpina kits by private enthusiasts of  the car racing.

 

1964 – 1972

BMW 1800 ALPINA
 sedan BMW 1800 Alpina has been a street car with sharp performances

 

1972 – 1977

BMW 1802 ALPINA
Coupé  based upon BMW 1802

 

1970 – 1974

ALPINA 2002 (A2)
Coupé  and touring, based upon BMW 2002 - so called Typ A2, inline 4 cyl. engine, 223 hp

 

1969 – 1974

ALPINA 2002 racing car (A3)
Typ A3 - faster and more expensive street racing version based upon BMW 2002

 

1973 – 1974

ALPINA 2002 tii (A4)
sedan and touring version based upon 2002 tii (Typ A4) and as a racing car (Alpina 2002 Renntourenwagen), inline 4 cyl. engine, different versions

 

1974 - 1976

ALPINA A4S
Two-door sedan and three-door touring version based upon BMW 2002tii, ca. 200hp

 

1970 – 1972

ALPINA 2800, ALPINA 2800 CS
so called Typ B1 based upon BMW 2800 with an Alpina 2800 engine, 205 PS, 0-100 km/h in 8 sec., top speed 215 km/h

 

1971 – 1973

ALPINA 3.0 CS, ALPINA 3.0 CSi
so called Typ B2, , based upon E9 Coupé , 215 hp and 250 hp 3L motor, max speed 220 km/h

 

1974

ALPINA B2
based upon BMW E9,  3.5 L engine

 

1971 – 1975

ALPINA 3.0 CSL, 3.0 CSL B2S
exists in several different editions, usually a stripe along the car says  3.0 CSL ; read more at M5board; sometimes also called Typ B2S
sometimes just 2 or 3 cars were made of one edition, in total ca 80 cars, last two or three cars in 1975

 

1971 – 1975

ALPINA 3.0 CSL Racing Car, 3.5  CSL Racing Car

 

1973 – 1976

BMW-ALPINA 520, ALPINA A4, A5
so called "Bayerischer Bastard", sedan based on the BMW E12 BMW 520 - tuning kits A4 were sold for the production ready BMW 520 with inline 4 engine, the car was usually in golf yellow color with black Alpina stripes, but often without spoilers and Alpina stripes like a regular 520

 

 

ALPINA B2, B2.S
Sedan based on the BMW E12, BMW 528; 230 hp, max speed 230 km/h

 

1974

ALPINA B5
Sedan based on the BMW E12, BMW 525
max. speed 209 km/h - 130 mph

 

1976

ALPINA B6
Sedan based on the BMW E12, BMW 528;, no Alpina badge at the rear; 165 bhp; 212 km/h

 

1977 – 1980

Alpina B8, B9S
based upon BMW 528; 3.2 liter; 240hp; Bilstein suspension; ventilated disks front and rear 5-speedb gearbox
according to some sources - two cars B9S built on the E12 chassis, the rest of the series on E28 >see below

 

1978 – 1982

ALPINA B7 Turbo
Sedan based on the BMW E12 528;  3 L engine, 5 speed manual gearbox,  300hp,  top speed 250 km/h - 155 mph
149 made

 

1981 - 1982

ALPINA B7S Turbo
Sedan based on the BMW E12 528i - for several years the fastest existing sedan on Earth, 3,5 L engine, 330 hp, 5 speed manual gearbox, top speed 262 km/h - 163 mph
60 cars made

 

1975 – 1977

ALPINA A1/3, A2/3
two door sedan based on the BMW E21 3 series 320 with double Weber carburetors and 320i; 125 hp fro the A1/3; 155 hp for the A2/3

 

1976 – 1977

ALPINA A4/3, A4S/3
two door sedan based on the BMW E21 3 series 320 with double Weber carburetors and 320i; 160 hp for a A4/3 and 170 hp or even 190hp for an "S" version
A3 and A5 were export versions engines

 

1978 – 1983

ALPINA  B2, B2S, B3, B4, B6 2.8
wo door sedan based upon BMW E21 323i, B6 2.8 had 200hp engine
B6 2.8: 533 cars built in two versions (324, 209)

 

1980 – 1983

ALPINA C1 2.3
two door sedan based on the BMW E21 3 series, 533 cars were built, engine from 528i, 5 speed Getrag gearbox , from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 sec, top speed 225km/h
462 cars built

 

1984 – 1987

ALPINA B7 Turbo
Sedan based on the BMW E28, 340 hp - 360 hp (no cat) 3.5L engine,
edition of cars numbered up to 278

 

1981 – 1985

ALPINA B9 3.5
edan based on the BMW E28
500 made (66 RHD)

 

1984 – 1985

ALPINA B 2.8
Sedan based on the BMW E28

 

1978 – 1988

ALPINA B7 Turbo Coupé,  B7S Turbo  Coupé, B7 Turbo Coupé/1
Coupé  based on the BMW E24 630 CSi (B7 Turbo Coupé ) and CSi 635 (B7S and B7 Turbo Coupé  /1
B7 Turbo Coupé : 153 cars; B7S Turbo Coupé : 30 cars; B7 Turbo Coupé / 1: 20 cars cars

 

1982 – 1985

ALPINA B9 3.5 Coupé, B9 3.5 Coupé/1
sually called B9 3.5 Coupé /1 to differentiate from B9 3.5 built on an older six series chassis; based on the BMW 635 CSi; 245 hp
75 cars of the type B9 cars were built (including only 2 cars on an old E24 chassis built in 1982)

 

1985 - 1987

ALPINA B10 3.5 Coupé
Coupé based on the BMW E24/1 635 CSi, 245 hp, 0-100 km/h 6,7 sec., top speed 240 km/h - 150 mph; 261 hp for Alpina B10S
44 cars  - B10 on E24 chassis

 

1985 – 1987

BMW SA 333i
two-door sedan by Alpina based upon BMW E30, 3.3L engine, ABS, ca 200hp, 204 cars built; the cars were badged as BMW 333i with Alpina badge on wheels, Alpina letters on the turbo and BMW on engine cover

 

1983 – 1987

ALPINA C1 2.3, 2.3/1, 2.5
Two-door sedan based upon E30 323i and 325i
C1 2,3 -  462 made. C1 2.3/1 -  30 made, C1 2.5 - 50 made

 

1986 – 1987

ALPINA C2  2.5, 2.7, 2.7 kat
Two-door sedan and cabrio based upon E30 also 4WD
C2 2.5 - 74 made, C2 2.7 108 made, C2 2.7 kat - 52 made

 

1984 – 1986

ALPINA B6 2.8/1
Alpina B6 2.8/1 - BMW E30 two door sedan based upon 323i and 325i; 210 hp, Girling brakes at the front; top speed 230 km/h
259 made

 

1987 – 1992

ALPINA B6 2.7
BMW E30 two door sedan, 4 door, touring and cabrio, also 4WD;  RHD for Japan; 210 hp;

 

1987 – 1992

ALPINA B3 2.7
Two-door and four door sedan based upon E30 325i, also touring and cabrio versions, also 4WD version;  based upon BMW 325i, 2,7 L Kat engine, 204 hp,
 257 made

 

1985 – 1990

ALPINA B6 3.5
 BMW E30 two and four door sedan based upon 323i and 325i; 6 cyl. engine, 217 hp
in total 219 cars produced in three different versions (92, 40, 87)

 

1987 – 1990

ALPINA B6 3.5S
Two-door sedan based upon BMW E30 with M3 chassis: the same 6 cyl. engine as in B6 3.5,; 254 hp
62 cars produced

 

1987 – 1993

ALPINA M3 RACING CAR
Two-door racing car based upon BMW E30 M3

 

1987 – 1993

ALPINA B3.5, ALPINA B9 3.5, ALPINA B11 3.5
Sedan based on the BMW E32,  different versions and differently badged cars badged cars
332 cars built in 3.5 version

 

1993 – 1994

ALPINA B11 4.0
Sedan based on the BMW E32

 

1988 – 1994

ALPINA B12 5.0
Sedan based on the BMW E32 750iL - long wheel based, ca 300 built, V12 engine, 350 hp, 0-100 km/h in 8 sec., max speed (limited) - 250 km/h - 155 mph
305 cars built

 

1989 – 1994

ALPINA B10 Bi-Turbo
based upon BMW E34 535i, 507 cars were built; introduced in Geneva Auto Show in 1989,  original price: 146 800 DM;  today on the market for ca. € 10 000,-;  from 0 to 200kn/h in 19 sec., top speed  290 km/h, owners measured speed is 320 km/h 
< B10 Bi Turbo; it usually has a wing at the rear << the B10 Bi-turbo engine bay, its look has changed in later models
507 cars built

 

1988 – 1992

ALPINA B10 3.5
BMW E34  chassis, straight 6  M60 engine, 254 hp, Switchtronic automatic gearbox,  top speed 255 km/h -158 mph
 572 cars made

 

1993 – 1995

ALPINA B10 4.0
sedan and touring based on BMW E34  chassis, V8 engine, 315 hp, Switchtronic automatic gearbox, top speed 265 km/h -164 mph
 49 cars made

 

1993 – 1995

ALPINA B10 4.6
BMW E34  chassis,  V8 engine, 340 hp, top speed 275 km/h - 170 mph
 55 cars made

 

1993 – 1996

ALPINA B10 3.0 Allrad
 4WD  sedan and touring based upon BMW E34 525ix, straight 6 M60 engine 3.0 L, 240 hp,  traction control, manual Getrag 5-speed gearbox, 268 km/h - 167 mph
64 sedan cars made, 60 touring cars made

 

1990 – 1991

ALPINA RLE
       Roadster Limited Edition, based upon BMW Z1, 2.7L engine, 200hp
66 were built

 

1993

ALPINA B2.5
Sedan based on the BMW E36, power 206 hp,

 

 

1993 – 1999

ALPINA B3  3,0   3,2
Coupé , cabrio and touring based on the BMW E36, 3.0L engine 250 hp, from 1996: 3,2 L  321 hp, (also 3,3 L?)   

 

1991

ALPINA B6 2,8/2
Coupé , cabrio and touring based on the BMW E36

 

1991

ALPINA B12 5.0 Coupé
Coupé  based upon BMW 850 (E31), first version, 350 hp

 

1992 – 1996

ALPINA B12 5.7 & 5.7 kat Coupé
Coupé  based upon BMW 850 (E31) later model, 416hp,

 

1996

ALPINA B8 4.6
Based on the BMW E36 3 series,, it existed in sedan, Coupé , cabrio and touring editions (27 touring cars were made), V8  32 valves engine from 540i but with another, bigger block especially made for Alpina by BMW, 333 hp, top speed 175 mph
  231 built plus 4 cars detuned for Japan

 

1996 – 2003

ALPINA D10 Bi-Turbo
Sedan/Touring 3.0  Bi-Turbo Diesel based upon BMW E39, some cars badged as Alpina D10

 

1997 – 2003

ALPINA  B10 V8
Sedan (Limousine) and Touring (estate) based upon BMW E39; V8 M62 engine transformed from 540i to 4,6 L capacity with Alpina new block and  crankshafts, top speed 174 mph

 

2002

ALPINA B10 V8 S
Sedan (Limousine) and Touring (estate) based upon BMW E39, Like a V8 version but with a 4,8 L engine and more power, top speed 177 mph (170 for touring)

 

1995 – 1999

ALPINA B12 5.7  E-cat  & 6.0  E-cat 
Limousine based upon 750iL.  E38, 5,7 l V12 engine, 378hp, 5 speed Switchtronic, top speed  280 km/h, 0-100 km/h in 6,4 sec

 

2002 – 2003

ALPINA Roadster V8
Based upon BMW Z8, the only Alpina which is actually slower than its BMW basic production model,
555 were made - 450 sold in the US (first Alpina officially imported to the US)

 

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