If you plan—as we all do, really—to spend $150,000 on a huge, gadget-laden, ultra-powerful, luxurious German sedan, you may think your best choice is the Mercedes-AMG S63. And that is a good choice! But over at BMW there’s a far more subtle but equally compelling alternative you may not have considered. Here’s why you…
My search for the best driving roads in Japan hasn’t gone quite as well as I had hoped. So far the biggest problem I’ve faced was traffic getting to the roads themselves. When I went to the Hakone Turnpike in the MX-5 Miata RF it was raining, but that’s not really a deal breaker as it was quite fun in the wet. Going…
This new Jeeves & Wooster reboot by Alpina is unexpected but I think it works.
This is a 1989 to 1994 BMW Alpina B10 Biturbo, apparently the fastest sedan in the world on its debut with a top speed somewhere around 180 mph, per Alpina. It’s a very ‘90s Alpina morning over here on Jalopnik.
This photo is from an alternate universe where BMW built hover cars.
If you ever find yourself disappointed or bored by the current BMW lineup for whatever reason just plant yourself deep in the world of Alpina. It’s busy making crazy BMWs, like the 2019 XD3, which has a quad-turbo diesel inline-six with 388 horsepower and an insane amount of torque.
It’s Monday, back to work! Thankfully you are a fancy business person who drives an Alpina B12.
When I first heard about the Nicole Racing Days, I was pretty skeptical about it. A company with a huge dealership and service network throughout Japan inviting its customers and various owners’ clubs to a day at Fuji Speedway seemed like a ploy to get cars to thrash around a circuit only for them to need service…
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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