This 3.0 CSL is one of just 13 that returned to Alpina for additional tweaks.
The Edition 30 version of Alpina's B3 had a 3.0-litre engine with 247bhp.
Alpina's Roadster V8 accounted for more than 10% of all BMW Z8 production.
The lightweight BMW 3.0 CSL development project was led by Alpina.
Alpina made more than 500 examples of its E21-based B6, which produced up to 215bhp.
The B7 S Turbo Coupé has up to 326bhp, depending on boost levels.
The B7 S Turbo Coupé's boost is controlled by a knob between the front seats.
This B6 3.5 S is the only Alpina ever based on an M-car.
This BMW 1800 was one of the first cars to get Alpina's twin-carb kit.
This ultra-rare B12 5.7 manual is one of just 57 produced.
The E39-based B10 V8S Touring has 370bhp; just 43 were made.
This Z4-based Roadster has a 3.4-litre straight-six motor with 296bhp.
Alpina offered several upgrades to the BMW 2002, with up to 172bhp.
Alpina's take on the Z1 had a straight-six motor producing 197bhp.
Still controlled by the Bovensiepen family that founded the firm (its first product was a twin-carburettor kit for a BMW 1500), Alpina produced more than 1700 vehicles in 2014, the biggest annual figure in its history.
Alpina’s sprawling factory site (which still includes the home of its founder, Burkard Bovensiepen) was littered with classic cars from the firm’s own collection and private enthusiasts. You can see some of the finer examples in our gallery above; our particular favourites were the sharply styled B10 V8 S Touring (based on the E39 5 Series) and the 8 Series-based B12 5.7, equipped with a manual gearbox.
It’s worth remembering that Alpina’s relationship with BMW - built on a “fundamental basis of trust”, according to Bovensiepen - is still unique in the car industry. Alpina gets CAD data on forthcoming BMWs 49 months before they enter production. It spends around £7 million developing each new model, its cars still go down the same production lines as regular BMWs and all models are supported by a BMW-backed warranty.
Alpina expects the switch in generations of 3 Series and 7 Series this year to cause a slight reduction in production figures this year, although it hopes that improved efficiencies will allow it to partly compensate for this by making more examples of its recently launched SUV, the XD3.
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