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Alpina E36 B3 3.2 and thunderous E65 B7

Every Alpina is rather special, and here we meet an owner with a passion for the brand and his lovely E36 B3 3.2 and thunderous E65 B7.

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BMW E21 Alpina C1 restomod

This Alpina C1 restomod captures the essence of the incredibly rare original car while enhancing it with a host of special individual touches, and it’s simply glorious.

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2002 Alpina B10 3.3 - BMW E39

The E39 5 Series was often touted as the best car in the world, and Alpina’s sublime B10 3.3 might just be the ultimate version.

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1988 BMW 635CSI Alpina trim E24

This is not an Eighties car, I can hear the naysayers proclaim – and yes, the elegant E24 first edged its (shark)nose into public consciousness halfway through the Seventies. However, it’s here because it was the halo car for BMW’s Eighties ascent into the upper echelons of desirability. We have to strip back years of 2 Series Active Tourers and ratty 320Ds to uncover the BMW of old. The badge was a status symbol – king of the keyfobs at yuppie dinner parties. All the prestige of a Jaguar or high-spec Rover without the whiff of old-school England, and much sportier than a Mercedes-Benz. The BMW was engineered of the right stuff – its sharp, crisp lines a foil to British notions of luxury and prestige still predicated on more chrome, wood and leather than an MP’s secret cellar. BMWs were properly expensive too – sift through the price list of the era and the difference between a E24 635CSi Highline like the one seen here and the top-of-the-tree M635CSi E24 could swallow a semi-detached home in the Midlands. So E30 3 Series aside, Eighties BMWs were always a fairly rare sight; nowadays every third car seems to wear an ever-more gopping kidney grille.

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Supercharged 500bhp 2005 Alpina B5 E60

Alpina’s B5 was the only factory-produced supercharged 5 Series E60 and made a glorious alternative to the ubiquitous M5 E60.

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300-Mile Test 2024 Alpina B3 Touring Allrad G21

It’s built for the Alps, so Alpina’s take on the 3-series estate isn’t one bit bothered by a little frost in Wales.

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1997 Alpina B10 V8 E39 vs. 1999 BMW M5 E39

BMW has bought out Alpina – so how might Alpina’s future products differ from BMW’s own M-cars? Comparing the fastest versions of the E39 5-series will give us some clues.

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2022 Alpina D3 S Touring G21

At a time when its ilk are being phased out of existence, does the G21 Alpina D3 S Touring – based on the M340d xDrive – do enough to rebel against the extinction of diesel?

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2003 Alpina B10 V8 E39

You might not believe it but Stephen Horscroft’s B10 V8 has covered over 185,000-miles. However, with a fastidious approach to maintenance and curatorship, it’s more willing to play than ever

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2022 Alpina B8 Gran Coupé G16

One step beyond. How well does the Alpina formula translate to a big-booted, V8-powered super-cruiser?

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