Recently I was introduced to Alpina automobiles, and it was interesting to meet another performance division that is related to BMW.Or it’s not a a performance division. It’s not a division that belongs to BMW, but another cars manufacturer that makes cars that are based on BMW platforms or the other way, those are BMW cars that are based on Alpina platforms.
So what is Alpina actually? I will be honest, I don’t know much about this. But something attracted me to this company that works with BMW for long time. You won’t find alot of these cars on the road. Only specific people buy those cars, people that understand the philosophy of these cars and I think that people who are familiar with this unique brand.
They have additional design to BMW, they have additional technical improvement to these cars. These cars are reborn in Alpina factory.
So they have the BMW ALPINA D3 BITURBO. It has a 3.0L Bi-Tubo diesel engine with 6 cylinders in row that produces 350HP and 700Nm of torque. The Saloon model goes 0-100kph in 4.6Sec and the Touring model has the same result. And both cars achieve top speed of about 270kph. Those are crazy results when you understand that these cars are originally were developed for family transport.
Then they manufacture the BMW ALPINA D4 Bi-Turbo. It also has the same engine as the D3. And both versions of the D4 reach almost 280kph. While the COUPE goes 0-100kph in 4.6Sec the Convertible goes in 5.0Sec.
They also have these cars in petrol versions and they are called: BMW ALPINA B3 BITURBO and BMW ALPINA B4 BITURBO.
They still have a Bi-Turbo 3.0L engines with 6 cylinders in row that produces 410HP and 600Nm of Torque. They goes 0-100kph in 4.2Sec-4.3Sec. And this engine is attached to a 8 Speed Sport Automatic transmission. And the cars achieve a top speed above 300kph.
Here is the BMW ALPINA B3 BITURBO in both versions: the Saloon and the Touring.
Here is the BMW ALPINA B4 BITURBO in both versions: Coupe and Convertible.
In total Alpina offers some of the cars of BMW and not all the series. They offer also the BMW ALPINA XD3 BITURBO, BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO and BMW ALPINA B7 BITURBO.
Here is the BMW ALPINA XD3 BITURBO.
This car has the same engine as D3, the 3.0L diesel engine with Bi-Turbo and 6 cylinders in row. It goes 0-100kph in 4.9Sec and reaches a top speed of 251kph.
Here is the BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO.
As you see the BMW ALPINA B6 BITURBO looks like the BMW 6 series but with some twist. It has its unique sole, it has something special that makes this car special. This car has a 4.4L V8 petrol engine that produces 600HP and 800Nm of torque. And the engine is attached to an 8 speed automatic transmission. It reaches a top speed of 330kph and goes 0-100kph in 4.2Sec.
And of course the great master peace of ALPINA brand as I consider it is The BMW ALPINA B7 Bi-Turbo. It’s an awesome car that have the ALPINA’s sole in it’s heart that lives in the 4.4L V8 Bi-Turbo petrol engine. It’s an amazing car with great technical characteristics that make this car very dynamic and sportish along to it’s luxury. It’s not just the 750d or 740d, it’s the Alpina B7!!
It has the same 600HP and 800Nm as the B6 and it reaches a top speed of 330kph and goes 0-100kph 3.7Sec.
That’s how should a car look!! As I told I think that only specific people will have ALPINA cars, because those are very unique cars that not every person will like to have them. I even think that BMW lovers will like to have an M performance cars instead of the ALPINA cars.
You know that those cars are BMW cars, but still on the other hand they are not BMW cars. How can it be. I look at these cars and think to myself that how can a BMW car cannot be a BMW car
By the way, I noticed something interesting about the engines. Those are the same engines as BMW’s engines but with some modifications that make these engines a little bit more powerful. The 4.4L is the same engine that we can find in the M5, M6, X5M and X6M, but in the ALPINA it produces 600 instead of 560HP M performance cars.
You can find some similarities between the ALPINA and the simple BMW cars. But ALPINA shows another level of luxury and an other world of performance.
I do not know alot about these cars, so if you want, you can visit the ALPINA automobiles site and be impressed by the ALPINA cars: http://www.alpina-automobiles.com/en/. This site has all the information you need.
This post target was only to introduce you these Manufacturer that make us curious about performance cars and especially BMW performance cars.
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