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Two rare Alpina BMWs given the Petrolicious treatment

Posted Jan 22nd 2013 7:15PM

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Classic Alpina BMW in profile - driving - Petrolicious video screencap

Alpina is getting more and more ink because of because of that rolling cannonade known as the B7 and its closer ties with BMW. The company's tuning business dates to 1962 when Burkard Bovensiepen began fiddling with Weber carburetors, then his company began racing in 1968 and was eventually certified as an automaker in 1983.

Two of its rarer specimens from those early years have gotten a glance from the folks at Petrolicious: the E24 B10 and E24 B7S. Based on the BMW 6 Series, the Alpina versions made one of the most special coupes from the Eighties even more so. According to the video, there were only 44 B10s made, and the turbocharged, 333-horsepower B7S – this was in a luxury coupe in 1982, mind you – saw only 33 examples produced.

You won't be sorry to find out more about them – and see how they run – in the Petrolicious video below.


BMW Alpinas from Petrolicious on Vimeo.

2012 BMW Alpina B7 Overview

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