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BMW Enters Three Fan Favorite Race Cars at The 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Aug
07

BMW Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Front Angle BMW Enters Three Fan Favorite Race Cars at The 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionToday BMW announced that it will run three BMW USA Classic race cars in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on August 14-17. The entries include the famous No. 25 BMW 3.0 CSL, the BMW ALPINA 2002ti, and the BMW M1 IMSA Group 4. Fans and media are encouraged to follow along on Twitter @BMWUSAClassic.

The No. 25 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 won the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring and was honored in March of this year with a Class win at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This 3.0 CSL is one of five BMW Motorsport chassis built and campaigned in North America in the 1975 & 1976 IMSA Camel GT Series in Group 4 and 5 specifications. Campaigned under the racing numbers 24 and 25, the CSL enjoyed considerable success, winning at Sebring, Riverside, Laguna Seca, Daytona and Talladega in 1975. At the Rolex Reunion, the BMW 3.0 CSL No. 25 will be driven by BMW of North America President and CEO, Ludwig Willisch. Willisch will run in Group 5A:1973-1981 FIA, IMSA with races on Saturday, August 16th at 10:25am and 3:30pm. (more…)

Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Now Available in UK

Jun
20

BMW Alpina B4 Bi Turbo UK Alpina B4 Bi Turbo Now Available in UKALPINA is following the launch of the remarkable D3 Bi-Turbo, the world’s fastest diesel production car, with two new petrol models. The new B4 Bi-Turbo is available as a coupe or a convertible, together offering a unique combination of comfort, refinement and very high performance.

With more than 300 kW (410 hp) and 600 Nm of torque, the Coupe touches 100 km/h(62 mph)  from zero in just 4.2 seconds (4.5 for the Convertible). Four Wheel Drive versions, available in left hand drive markets only, will reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in an astonishing 4.0 seconds. ALPINA’s careful optimisation of the powertrain and aerodynamics allows this remarkable performance to be delivered with combined cycle fuel economy of 37 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 177 g/km. (more…)

2014 Alpina BMW B5 Bi-Turbo

Jun
10

Alpina BMW B5 Bi Turbo 2014 2014 Alpina BMW B5 Bi TurboALPINA automobiles are defined by their finely balanced mix of driving dynamics, comfort and everyday luxury. Add to that exceptional functionality and the result is the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo. In Touring form, the B5 Bi-Turbo smartly combines the exclusive sophistication of the Saloon with pronounced functionality and versatility. (more…)

2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

Mar
10

2015 bmw alpina b6 xdrive gran coupe tt 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran CoupeAlpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will make its official debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in April. Immediately after that, it will hit the market with pricing starting from $118,225. The model is based on BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe 650i.

The 4.4 liter Bi-Turbo gasoline V8 is boosted to 540HP (397 kW) and 732Nm (540 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph) – electronically limited. The engine is connected to an 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission with ALPINA Switch-Tronic and BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system.

Other highlights include performance stainless steel ALPINA exhaust system with twin elliptical tailpipes, the Electronic Damping Control and Active Roll Stabilization technology that work in combination in order to distribute the torque of the xDrive intelligent AWD. (more…)

Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible based on BMW 4-Series 335i Convertible

Feb
24

Alpina B4 Bi Turbo Convertible t Alpina B4 Bi Turbo Convertible based on BMW 4 Series 335i ConvertibleAlpina has announced the B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible based on the all-new 4-Series 335i Convertible. The stylish drop-top will make its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, next week.

Outside, the B4 Bi-Turbo boasts a complete body kit including front and rear aprons, a sports exhaust system and a set of 20” alloy wheels. The interior features heated leather sport seats, a sport steering wheel and Alpina branded door sills plates. Other highlights include embroidered headrests and special floor mats. (more…)

2014 Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo

Jan
20

2014 BMW Alpina B4 Bi Turbo bmw t 2014 Alpina B4 Bi Turbo2014 Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo is officially unveiled. It is based on BMW 4-Series Coupe 335i and comes with a number of performance upgrades like bigger brake system, aerodynamics package and engine boost.

Under the hood

A 3.0 liter turbocharged straight-six – 410HP (301 kW) at 5,500RPM and 600Nm (444 lb-ft) at 3,000RPM. The engine is connected to a ZF 8-Speed Sport-Automatic transmission. 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h (188 mph). Furthermore, the new B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe achieves a class-leading combined fuel economy of just 7.6l/100km and 177g/km CO2.

Exterior

A new front apron and rear spoiler. A set of 20” ALPINA Classic wheels fitted with performance tires. At the rear – ALPINA lettering and signature twin tailpipes.

Suspension
 
Adaptive ALPINA sport suspension with electronically adjustable dampers and performance springs, bump stops and stabilisers. The system allows the driver to use the Drive Performance Control (Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport, Sport+) to select the suspension setting and driving dynamics to match his mood.

Brake system

370mm discs at the front and 345mm discs at the rear with 4- and 2-piston calipers

2013 BMW Alpina B7: Luxury Sedan Gone Hotrod?

2013 BMW Alpina B7

Oct
05

2013 BMW ALPINA B7 thumb  2013 BMW Alpina B7Today, BMW announced updates to the second generation of the successful BMW ALPINA B7 super-high performance luxury sedan with more performance, fresh design features, and improved efficiency. The new B7 is slated for a North American debut at the historic Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August and will go on-sale immediately thereafter. Pricing will be $128,495 (B7 Standard Wheelbase), $131,495 (B7 SWB with xDrive), $132,395 (B7 Long Wheelbase), and $135,395 (B7 LWB with xDrive) including $895 destination and handling. (more…)

2013 BMW Alpina B7 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour

2012 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo

Aug
06

2012 alpina b5 bi turbo thumb 2012 Alpina B5 Bi Turbo2012 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo is powered by the famous twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 now delivering 540PS (397 kW) and 730Nm (538 lb-ft). This is an increase of 33PS (24 kW) and 30Nm (22 lb-ft) over the previous version. The acceleration to 100 km/h is faster with 0.2 seconds – 4.5 s and the top speed is 319 km/h (198 mph), which is 12 km/h (7 mph) more. (more…)

Alpina BMW B6 Bi-Turbo Coupe

Jul
16

2012 bmw alpina b6 bi turbo thumb Alpina BMW B6 Bi Turbo CoupeFor Alpina, a technology driven company, standstill is a foreign word. Since the introduction of the B7 Bi-Turbo, the engineers from Buchloe, Germany, have been continuously working on the details of the turbo charging and intercooler system.

Consequently, the all-aluminium V8 power plant now produces 540hp (397kW) at a moderate 5500rpm, with a maximum torque of 700Nm from 3000rpm. Two turbo-chargers configured in parallel, each feeding one of the two cylinder banks, with specially developed large diameter exhaust-turbines allow this engine configuration to provide both exceptional power output and an abundance of torque over an especially broad rpm range while maintaining excellent throttle response at low rpm. (more…)

Alpina B3 BMW E92 GT3

Jul
13

alpina b3 bmw e92 gt3 thumb Alpina B3 BMW E92 GT3Alpina’s recent return to international motor sport peaked this year, with the drivers Alexandros Margaritis and Dino Lunardi winning the German GT Series, the 2011 ADAC GT Masters Championship, in the Alpina BMW B6 GT3.

With this achievement Alpina purposefully demonstrates that despite a long absence from motor sports, cutting edge automotive know-how and technical expertise continues to be the foundation for the development of exclusive BMW Alpina automobiles.

Ideal circumstances to re-kindle the long-standing Alpina tradition of creating ultra small series limited editions. (more…)