Alpina

  • 2019 Mini Cooper

    BMW tuner Alpina considered an Alpina Mini, but price and lack of heritage nixed the project.

  • 2019 BMW X7
    Alpina plans BMW X7-based super SUV

    An Alpina-tuned BMW X7 with a potential 600 horsepower on tap is being tested.

  • 2020 Alpina B7
    2020 Alpina B7 preview: Because the BMW M7 doesn't exist yet

    The 2020 Alpina B7 stormed onto the scene in a Monday announcement, and in typical Alpina fashion, the latest B7 looks the part and packs all the essentials of a flagship sport sedan. Alpina underscored the B7's smooth operation and door-busting torque delivery. Under the hood is a 4.4-liter...

  • 2020 BMW Alpina B7 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW Alpina B7 spy shots and video

    BMW's about to give its 7-Series a mid-cycle update, and by the time the car reaches showrooms late next year the folks at Alpina will have their own version ready. Alpina is a semi-official tuner that has been making BMWs go faster for more than 50 years, and the company's 7-Series-based B7 is one...

  • 2018 BMW Alpina B4 S
    2018 BMW Alpina B4 S revealed

    Alpina’s B4 has been updated along with the BMW 4-Series on which it is based. In updated the form the car is known as the B4 S, and its 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 now beats out an M4-rivaling 434 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque. That’s up from 410 hp and 442 lb-ft...

  • 2018 BMW Alpina B5
    2018 BMW Alpina B5 bows with 600-hp V-8, all-wheel drive

    Can’t wait for BMW to launch its new M5? Well, semi-official BMW tuner Alpina has just dropped its own sledgehammer based on the latest 5-Series. Yes, the latest 5-Series has spawned its Alpina B5 variant which once again sports a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8, 8-speed automatic...

  • 2017 BMW M760i xDrive

    The BMW 7-Series range is being expanded for 2017 with two performance-oriented models. One is the V-12-powered M760i xDrive, which BMW has priced from $154,795. The other is the V-8-powered Alpina B7 xDrive, which has been priced from $137,995. (Both figures include a $995 destination charge.) Curiously, both cars feature a similar output despite their very different powertrains. The M760i is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 and delivers a peak output of 601 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. It’s not quite a dedicated M car but it is the first 7-Series to receive...

  • 2018 BMW Alpina B5 Touring spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 BMW Alpina B5 Touring spy shots

    BMW’s M division no longer builds the M5 Touring but there’s a company with close links to the German automaker that’s happy to build you a wild wagon based on the 5-Series platform. The company is Alpina, which is currently working on a new B5 based on the recently revealed...

  • 2018 BMW Alpina B5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 BMW Alpina B5 spy shots

    There’s a new 5-Series, and that means we will soon see a new B5 from semi-official BMW tuner Alpina. A prototype for the car has been spotted testing ahead of a likely debut early in 2017. We know this is the B5 and not just another prototype for BMW’s own M5 because of some signature...

  • 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive
    2017 BMW Alpina B7 first drive review: A better BMW

    BMW’s flagship sedan, the 7-Series, has never received the M performance treatment. That’s OK, though—Alpina is here to help. In fact, the small BMW-exclusive tuner company does such a good job of building what is, in effect, an M7 that we doubt BMW could top it. Alpina is a...

  • 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive
    2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive Revealed With 600 Horsepower

    For BMW fans lamenting the automaker’s decision not to build an M7, take solace in the fact that semi-official tuner Alpina, which has been making BMWs go faster for more than 50 years now, offers up a genuine alternative in the form of the B7 xDrive. Now a new generation of the BMW Alpina B7...

  • 2017 BMW Alpina B7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 BMW Alpina B7 Spy Shots

    While BMW’s M division has no plans to develop its own version of the latest-generation 7-Series, the men and women at nearby Alpina are already hard at work developing a high-performance version of the new BMW flagship sedan. Shown here is a prototype for the new BMW Alpina B7, which...

  • 2003 BMW Alpina B7

    Alpina is still not widely known in the United States but for BMW diehards the brand is synonymous with performance, individuality and craftsmanship. Alpina was founded in 1965 as a tuner of BMW cars, making it older than BMW’s own M division, and today it’s regarded as a semi-official tuner to the German automaker, with BMW even directly selling some Alpina models here in the States like the 7-Series-based B7 and 6-Series Gran Coupe-based B6. Based in the German state of Bavaria, home to BMW as well, Alpina recently celebrated its 50th year in the business, which is rare in the...

  • 2015 BMW Alpina B5 and B6 Bi-Turbo Edition 50
    Alpina Drops New Super Sedan To Celebrate 50 Years

    What started in a building that used to produce typewriters has come quite a long way. The Alpina that you know today actually came to be as far back as 1965, when Burkard Bonvensiepen began a business of tuning the BMW products of his era. This involved tinkering with carbs and revising cylinder...

  • 2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
    2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe Preview

    The Alpina line of factory-approved improved BMW vehicles has an new member today: the 2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrvie Gran Coupe. Built around BMW’s much-lauded 6-Series Gran Coupe, the Alpina B6 adds custom appearance, luxury, and performance enhancements. DON'T MISS: McLaren 675LT Shown In New...

  • 2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe facelift spy shots
    2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe Spy Shots

    Alpina’s version of the svelte BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe only landed in the U.S. this year but an updated version of the fast four-door is on its way. The prototype you see here is for the 2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe, which in the U.S. is likely to still come exclusively with xDrive all-wheel...

  • 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, 2014 New York Auto Show
    2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe: 2014 New York Auto Show Live Photos

    The U.S. is about to get its second BMW Alpina model in the form of the 6-Series-based 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, which made its world debut this week at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Alpina is a semi-official BMW tuner based in the German automaker’s home state of Bavaria and...

  • 2014 BMW Alpina B4 Biturbo, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
    2014 BMW Alpina B4 Biturbo Makes Debut At 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

    Legendary BMW tuner Alpina is expanding its range with a brand new line, the B4, now that BMW’s 3-Series Coupe has been replaced by the 4-Series. The car made its debut this week in B4 Biturbo trim at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, where Alpina also showed off its B3 model based on the BMW...

  • 2014 BMW Alpina B4 Biturbo spy shots

    Legendary BMW tuner Alpina is about to expand its range with a brand new line, the B4, now that BMW’s 3-Series Coupe has been replaced by the 4-Series. We have new spy shots of a prototype for this BMW Alpina B4 model, which we’re expecting to be launched on the market by the middle of next year, following an official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next March. While it may look like an ordinary 2014 BMW 4-Series, some signature Alpina elements reveal its true identity. The biggest giveaway are the quad-exhaust tips, which match the units on the 2013 BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo...

  • BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo - image: Alpina
    Chris Harris Drives The 2013 BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo: Video

    British journo drives a 3-Series enhanced by Germany's Alpina.

  • 2014 BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo Gran Coupe spy shots
    2014 BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo Gran Coupe Spy Shots

    BMW’s M6 Gran Coupe will soon have competition from the automaker’s semi-official tuner Alpina, engineers from which were recently at the Nürburgring race track in Germany honing their own version of the svelte 6-Series Gran Coupe. The prototype they were testing is for the...

  • BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo - image: Alpina
    Alpina B3 And XD3 Debut In Geneva

    Last week we brought you news that Alpina would debut a new B3 model, based on the latest BMW F30 3-Series, at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. That car has now been revealed, alongside the new Alpina XD3 Biturbo crossover. As we previously reported, the B3 will come to market with 410...

  • The 2013 Alpina B3 - image: Alpina
    2013 Alpina B3 Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

    Alpina has a history of making BMW models go faster, with perhaps a bit more focus on luxury and a bit less emphasis on motorsports than BMW’s M Division. Though the only current Alpina model sold on these shores is the BMW 7-Series-based B7, the brand builds and sells a variety of models in...

  • 2013 BMW Alpina B3 spy shots
    2013 BMW Alpina B3 Spy Shots

    Although BMW has its M Division, the Alpina custom shop provides a different take on higher-performance luxury, with perhaps a more balanced, less motorsports-derived approach. The next to come from the makers of the 7-Series-based B7 is the 3-Series-based B3. Like the B7, the B3 is likely to be...

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