Alpina stripe all the things!
What is shiny and brown and fit for the crown? Why, this shiny and brown BMW Alpina B7 to take into town.
The 2016 BMW 7 Series has a luxurious interior and a 444 horsepower V8 up front in case you opt for the 750i xDrive. The 2017 Alpina B7 xDrive has an even more luxurious interior and a 600 horsepower engine. So, it’s better.
Any concerns you may have had about the hybrid BMW i8 being only a sports car with supercar looks need to be relinquished, because the carbon-fiber BMW of the future is about to be packed and powered by the engine out of the M6 — a 4.4 liter V8.
I look around, I see lots of Gran Coupes these days. 4-Series. 6-Series. Heck, there's probably more in the pipeline. But which one is the baddest Gran Coupe of all? The Alpina xDrive B6 Gran Coupe, that's what. And it's here in the flesh at the New York Auto Show.
Say what you will about the logic of the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe's existence, but it's actually rather beguiling in person. Alpina does a good job of making faster BMWs with blue gauges, so that's promising for the 2015 Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe.
Right on schedule, BMW tuner Alpina has announced a hotted-up version of the BMW 4-Series Convertible in the form of the retractable roofed B4.
The foundation that Burkard Bovensiepen laid in the 1960s in the form of a performance-enhanced BMW 1500, has since developed into a permanent fixture in the luxury sports car segment.
345 horsepower. 516 pound-feet of torque. Zero to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds. 54 combined miles per gallon. These are the numbers behind the new Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo, the magical and insanely powerful diesel wagon dreams are made of.
You might not realize it, but BMW basically has two tuning companies. M gmbh makes the hardcore performance cars you love while Alpina fine tunes BMWs for understated performance on the road. But is the new Alpina B3 also an M3 killer? Let's have Chris Harris find out.
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We find it entertaining that Consumer Reports just started to realize there is no replacement for displacement, while auto makers claim we should chop off our right foot if we want better fuel economy. But instead of laughing, we present you the solution.
Whenever you see a large, German sedan, chances are that you'll see it in one of three colors: Black, White, or Silver and, sometimes, brown. It makes them stealthy and blend in, but it's also sooooooo boring.
Got a ton of money and like BMWs, but feel like they don't offer enough power and luxury even in M guise? That's a nice problem to have. And if you have it, Alpina has your back, just as they have for many years.
Legendary wine critic Robert Parker was so enthused when he first tasted the 1985 Sassicaia, that he awarded the vintage a maximum 100-points on his internationally acclaimed ratings system, such was the "surreal" quality of this fabled wine.
There is something wonderful about Alpina's understated approach to tuning. Alpina takes a series production BMW and turns it into a discreet, high-power driver's car without any of the high-strung pretense of BMW's own M-cars.
Each time we've passed by the B5 BiTurbo Touring, the Alpina-tuned 5 Series wagon, here at Geneva, we've let out a little whimper. And why shouldn't we? With a 507 HP and 516 lb-ft o' torque BMW twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 powerplant under the hood, it's hard for your pants not to tighten when you see this power…
The BMW Z8 is unquestionably one of the most lustworthy sports cars the company's ever turned out. The Alpina customized version? Possibly even more so. This one got rear-ended by a Dodge Stratus. Ouch. (Hat tip to Joe!)
Dweebs, dorks, and dinkheads will tell you that the V-12-powered 760Li is Munich's American-market flagship. Poppycock. If you want to smoke your own hype, buy a bent twelve. If you want the real Bavarian road king, this is it.