Alpina

  • 2021 BMW Alpina XB7 spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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

  • 2020 BMW Alpina B3 Touring
    2020 BMW Alpina B3 debuts as sports wagon at Frankfurt auto show

    The BMW 3-Series-based Alpina B3 packs an impressive 462 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

  • 2019 BMW 1-Series hatchback fitted with M Performance Parts
    Alpina won't touch front-wheel-drive BMWs

    The German tuner firm has worked on all manner of Bimmers big and small, but FWD is one area it says it will avoid.

  • 2020 BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo spy shots

    BMW is readying a new generation of the M3 but overseas buyers will be able to choose an alternative in the form of the new B3 Biturbo from semi-official BMW tuner Alpina.

  • Alpina B7 in Mint Green
    Alpina built a one-off mint green B7 for US customer

    Alpina applied a Mint Green finish to a B7 for one customer who spends time in the Hamptons.

  • 2019 Mini Cooper
    There was nearly an Alpina Mini

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

  • 2020 Alpina B7

    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 twin-turbo V-8 that spools up 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Alpina improved BMW's turbocharger system with larger-diameter impellers, specific intercoolers, and new engine management software. Peak torque comes on between 2,000 rpm and 5,000 rpm, which drivers will absolutely notice, Alpina...

  • 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
    2017 BMW M760i priced from $154,795, Alpina B7 from $137,995

    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.)...

  • 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

    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 Alpina design cues such as the wide, horizontal intake up front and multi-spoke wheels. The previous B5 was never sold in the United States and there’s a good chance the new one won’t come, either. The reason is competition with the M5 as well as a new M550i xDrive M Performance model...

  • 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
    A Look Back At Alpina’s 50-Year History: Video

    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...

  • 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

    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 Leaked Image Among the Alpina upgrades to the 6er Gran Coupe: an upgrade of 60 hp to 600 hp and 590 lb-ft total output from the 4.4-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine; a reduction of 0-60-mph acceleration to 3.6 seconds—the quickest Alpina model to date—and an electronically limited top speed of...

  • 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
    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...

  • 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.

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