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Alpina B3 GT and B4 GT

At the end of May, BMW revealed a redesigned edition of the M3, and it didn’t take long for Alpina to respond with the B3 GT (limousine and Touring) and B4 GT based on the 4 Series GranCoupé.

The car is decorated with gold-colored details and applications, as well as Alpina tiles in the cabin and engine compartment, which remind us why Alpina is among the most respected companies when it comes to upgrading BMW cars. All versions sit on 20-inch rims and customers can choose between several body colors. They are equipped with improved suspension, i.e. control system and reprogrammed operation of the adaptive drive on both axles.

Under the bonnet is a 3.0-L biturbo inline six-cylinder engine with 529 hp (394 kW) @ 6,250 rpm and 538 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque @ 2,500 – 4,500 rpm, paired with a reprogrammed ZF 8 – step automatic transmission. It reaches 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 308 km/h (191 mph). The slightly heavier, but also more practical body version (Touring) reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 305 km/h (189 mph), and the third B4 GT model has the same performance.

When it comes to price, the B3 GT costs 101,700 euros, while the Touring version is slightly more expensive and costs 102,900 euros. The B4 GT costs 105,100 euros.

Source: Alpina


Manhart Alpina 2002 TII based on the BMW 2002 Tii

Between 1971 and 1975, BMW produced the Touring version of the 02 Series, the 2002 Tii, as the replacement for the 2002 ti. Now this model was the basis for the third modified car of Manhart’s Classic Cars department, the Manhart Alpina 2002 TII.

The Alpina 2002 TII is powered by a front-mounted 2.0-liter M10 4-cylinder engine with 200 hp (147 kW) and 159 lb-ft (215 Nm) of torque. As a reminder, the 2002 Tii has 130 hp (96 kW) and 131 lb-ft (178 Nm) of torque. Power increase was done by installing K&N airbox and ALPINA engine tuning with EMU Classic ECU. The engine is paired with a BMW E21 323i 5-speed manual transmission.

The tuner installed Raab coilover suspension by KW for sporty handling, Wiechers strut for more body stiffness, 25-mm spacers front and rear, ALPINA wheel arch extensions, brake system of a 323i model from the successor series E21, MANHART exhaust system, single gas system and distributor from ALPINA, and original 16″ ALPINA rims with 215/40R16 and 225/40R16 tires.

This car is finished in Agave Green with light green and silver decorative stripes over the body, and lettering of the characteristic ALPINA decal set. Inside, sports seats by Scheel are upholstered in black fabric with bright green and blue stripes, and there is also a Clubsport roll bar at the rear.

Source: Manhart


BMW and Alpina have become one

After 57 years of successful cooperation, the German car brand BMW and the tuner Alpina have become one. This news was announced yesterday by the BMW Group.

BMW is currently silent on the financial details of the takeover. According to the contract signed two years ago, Alpina will upgrade the models of the Bavarian car giant in its plants in the German city of Buchloe by the end of 2025. After that, all Alpina employees will become employees of BMW or its partners. Buchloe remains one of the bases where Alpina will provide spare parts and service for its cars. Also, the restoration of Alpina’s older editions will be on offer soon.

According to a recent announcement from both companies, the reason for this decision is electrification and automation. So now Alpina will have access to all the resources and engineering knowledge of BMW, which will provide the company with a better future.

Last year was the best in the history of the German tuner Alpina. More than 2,000 cars have been delivered, and engineers are currently preparing their new creations based on BMW’s redesigned 3 Series and BMW X7.

Source: BMW