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Race-bred limited edition coaxes the B3’s full potential out into the open. Fast, focused and a whole lot of fun
Niche car maker goes large with its repurposed twin-turbo V8 6-series
Alpina B5 Edition 50 costs from £86,850
Anniversary edition of Alpina's hot 5 Series gets 591bhp and can hit 204mph. Is it now a match for a Panamera Turbo?
Alpina D4 Biturbo Convertible costs from £54,950
Revered reworker of BMWs creates its version of a 4 Series diesel drop-top. With a 516lb ft punch, can it live up to the D3 saloon's brilliance?
Alpina XD3 costs from £56,450
Alpina's fast-but-frugal SUV gets a mid-life refresh with styling tweaks and an even more comfortable chassis set-up. Is the overall package still strong?
Alpina D4 Biturbo coupé costs from £50,950
Hot diesel coupé offers the potential of 0-60mph in 4.6sec and 53mpg economy
The B4 is Alpina's answer to the BMW M4
Alpina’s most direct swipe at a BMW M car yet produces an almost entirely convincing result
The D3 offers an intoxicating mix of huge performance and 50mpg economy
The Alpina D3 is perhaps the most desirable saloon car yet in the 'real world'
The XD3 is the first SUV to be developed by Alpina
The Alpina XD3 Biturbo is judged to perfection; fast, rewarding and no less versatile than any BMW X3
The Alpina B3 offers strong straight-line performance and an engaging noise
Niche manufacturer Alpina serves up its take on a fast, six-pot 3-series
The D5's styling is less heavy handed than that of the BMW M5
In its own way, the Alpina D5 feels every bit as monstrous as what’s on offer in the latest BMW M5
The Alpina B7 is not a model for shrinking violets. big bumpers, stripes and huge alloys are offered
The Alpina B7 super-luxobarge makes a modicum of sense on Germany's derestricted autobahns, but not for the UK
The B3 is available in a wider range of bodystyles than the BMW M3
The Alpina B3 is a hugely appealing alternative for those seeking a hot 3-series with a difference. But is it better than an M3?
The B5 falls short of other brilliant, and recently launched Alpinas
The Alpina B5 is very quick, but it is let down by uninvolving driving dynamics
Alpina B5 Touring costs from £75,850
There's nothing quite like an Alpina B5 Touring when it comes to trans-continental mile-munching