• Heavily revised 205mph B7 headlines, now with all-wheel drive
  • Supported by the world’s fastest estate (B5), limited-run B4 S Edition 99 and Europe-only XD4
  • Press conference with Andreas Bovensiepen at 14:00 local, stand 6252, hall 6

Urgent enquiries on the day can be directed to Jonathan Noy on +44 7511 157715 or jonathan.noy@m-eng.com.

B7

Now available in all-wheel drive for the first time in the UK. Pricing yet to be confirmed but expect between £120,000 and £130,000. Expected orders for the UK are in the single digits, with the most likely buyers being those desiring the personalisation scope offered Bentley or Rolls-Royce, without the physical size and outward ostentation. There won’t be a UK demonstrator, but derestricted test drives can be conducted from the factory in Buchloe.

Specs below, with full details including all suspension and brake information here: https://marketeng365-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/jonathan_noy_m-eng_com/EXYWJQgRSD5GvVIWqe8N2tsBcSlBjTee7F2v2aELsJk8mg?e=wcYRLc

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UK list price TBC, estimated £120,000 to £130,000
Acceleration (0-60mph, seconds) 3.5
Maximum speed (mph) 205
Power @ RPM (hp) 608 @ 5500-6500
Torque @ RPM (nm) 800 @ 2000-5000
Engine 4395cc, 2x twin-scroll parallel turbos, Mahle pistons, optimised intake and cooling including secondary radiators, air/water/air intercoolers and oil cooler. Cobalt-steel manifold and Akropovik titanium exhaust.
Transmission 8-speed ZF 8HP76 with ALPINA-specific software, uprated solenoids, torque converter and gear clusters driving a 10-90 rear-biased xDrive implementation with optional 40% locking Drexler mechanical differential.
Standard wheels and tyres 20” forged, Michelin Pilot Super Sport; front 255/40 ZR20, rear 295/35 ZR20
Optional wheels and tyres 21” forged, Michelin Pilot Super Sport; front 255/35 ZR21, rear 295/30 ZR21
Combined WLTP fuel consumption (imp. Mpg) 24.3
Fuel tank capacity (l) 78
Unladen weight (kg) 2,175

 

B5

Fastest estate in the world with a top speed of 200mph. Starts at £91,000 (£89,000 for the saloon), with most being optioned between £98,000 and £110,000. Bespoke LAVALINA interiors a popular option while specific individual requirements such as additional soundproofing, bespoke veneers and highly complex leather embossing have also been undertaken to owner’s individual requests.

Current best-seller in the UK, but still fewer than 30 examples imported annually.

Specs below, with full details including all suspension and brake information here: https://www.m-eng.com/newsroom/worlds-fastest-production-estate-arrives-uk-2018/

UK configurator here: http://www.alpinaconfigurator.co.uk/modellselector.php?id=8

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UK list price £91,000
Acceleration (0-60mph, seconds) 3.6
Maximum speed (mph) 200
Power @ RPM (hp) 608 @ 5750-6250
Torque @ RPM (nm) 800 @ 3000-5000
Engine 4395cc, 2x twin-scroll parallel turbos, Mahle pistons, optimised intake and cooling including secondary radiators, air/water/air intercoolers and oil cooler. Cobalt-steel manifold and Boysen alloy exhaust.
Transmission 8-speed ZF 8HP75 with ALPINA-specific software, uprated solenoids, torque converter and gear clusters driving a 10-90 rear-biased xDrive implementation with optional 40% locking Drexler mechanical differential.
Standard wheels and tyres 20” forged, Pirelli P Zero ‘ALP’; front 255/35 ZR20, rear 285/30 ZR20
Combined WLTP fuel consumption (imp. Mpg) 25.2
Fuel tank capacity (l) 68
Unladen weight (kg) 2,120
Maximum braked trailer weight (kg) 2,000

 

B4 S Edition 99

Limited to a global run of 99 examples, available as a Coupe or Convertible. Six orders have been taken in the UK, all coupes. It is not anticipated further allocation will become available.

Available in a heritage orange and black colour scheme referencing ALPINA’s racing colours when campaigning 2002s and E9s.

An indirect replacement for the E92 B3 GT3; less hardcore but more useable day to day; think 911 GT3 vs GT2 RS.

Specs below, with full details including all suspension and brake information here: https://marketeng365-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/jonathan_noy_m-eng_com/EVbUzJIV_tNKpi5_cPYPH6kBKTe6T2Co6EjJSOvHLsSmKg?e=SKFvSq

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UK configurator here: http://www.alpinaconfigurator.co.uk/modellselector.php?id=27

UK list price £73,100
Acceleration (0-60mph, seconds) 4.1
Maximum speed (mph) 190
Power @ RPM (hp) 452 @ 5500-6250
Torque @ RPM (nm) 680 @ 3000-4500
Engine 2979cc, 2x variable geometry turbos, forged crankcase, Mahle pistons, optimised intake and cooling including secondary radiators and oil cooler. Cobalt-steel manifold and Akropovik titanium exhaust.
Transmission 8-speed ZF 8HP70 with ALPINA-specific software, uprated solenoids, torque converter and gear clusters, rear wheel drive with Drexler 40% locking mechanical differential.
Standard wheels and tyres 20” forged, Michelin Pilot Sport 4s; front 245/30 ZR20, rear 265/30 ZR20.
Combined WLTP fuel consumption (imp. Mpg) 31.0
Fuel tank capacity (l) 60
Unladen weight (kg) 1,690
Maximum braked trailer weight (kg) Towbar not available

 

XD3

XD4 is not available in the UK; the tri-turbo diesel cannot be homologated without the 50d variant being offered as a basis.

The XD3 instead utilises the twin-turbo diesel found in the right-hand drive D5 S. Specs are below, with the full list of changes available and all suspension and brake information here: https://www.m-eng.com/newsroom/second-generation-alpina-xd3-to-arrive-in-uk-from-april-2019/

UK configurator here: http://www.alpinaconfigurator.co.uk/modellselector.php?id=25

UK list price £57,900
Acceleration (0-60mph, seconds) 4.8
Maximum speed (mph) 158
Power @ RPM (hp) 333 @ 4000-4600
Torque @ RPM (nm) 700 @ 1750-2500
Engine 2993cc, 2x variable geometry parallel asymmetric turbos, optimised intake and cooling including secondary radiators and oil cooler. Boysen alloy exhaust.
Transmission 8-speed ZF 8HP75 with ALPINA-specific software, uprated solenoids, torque converter and gear clusters driving a 10-90 rear-biased xDrive implementation.
Standard wheels and tyres 20” light alloy, Pirelli P Zero ‘ALP’; front 245/45 ZR20, rear 285/40 ZR20
Optional wheels and tyres 22” forged, Pirelli P Zero ‘ALP’; front 255/35 ZR22, rear 295/30 ZR22
Combined WLTP fuel consumption (imp. mpg) 31.4
Fuel tank capacity (l) 68
Unladen weight (kg) 2,015
Maximum braked trailer weight (kg) 2,400

About ALPINA

ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen KG was established on the 1st of January 1965 in Kaufbeuren. Two years later it adopted the now-famouse badge featuring a twin-choke downdraught carburettor and a crankshaft on a shield; a proud symbol of the company’s dedication to superb engineering.

Although today the company is focussed on exceptional road cars, its ethos has been formed by decades of racing success with a driver roster that includes Derek Bell, James Hunt, Jacky Ickx, Niki Lauda, Brian Muir and Hans Stuck. Throughout this time, the close relationship with BMW was developing, with factory support for road car development and collaboration in motorsport that included commissioning ALPINA to develop the light weight race car that became the legendary BMW 3.0 CSL.

Today, ALPINA is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-performance luxury automobiles, selling on every continent yet still in numbers small enough to allow each car to be bespoke. Production is around 1,700 per year and there are currently no plans for significant growth beyond this. Fewer than 100 cars are sold new in the UK each year, while interest in models is growing rapidly alongside their values as enthusiasts recognise the considerable pleasure of driving a classic ALPINA.

“ALPINA is a company that creates subtly stylish, very high performance cars that can be tailored to each customer’s personal requirements, yet offer the long-term comfort and durability required for daily use,” comments CEO Andreas Bovensiepen, son of the company’s founder Burkard Bovensiepen. “We have a unique philosophy and a commitment to engineering excellence that we intend to maintain and build on across the next 50 years.”

 

ALPINA in the UK

All UK-sold ALPINAs now have a 3-year 124,000 mile warranty, replacing the previous 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Sytner is the UK Importer for ALPINA. Any Sytner BMW dealer can sell ALPINAs, but the following Regional Centres have three fully trained sales staff and a demonstrator: Cardiff, Harold Wood, High Wycombe, Nottingham, Sheffield, Solihull, Sunningdale.