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Alpina B5: Price slashed ahead of March launch

Alpina Automobiles has taken a knife to the price of the B5 BiTurbo sedan, slashing nearly $30,000 off the price announced in October last year. Originally listed at $239,900 before on-road costs, the company's local arm has confirmed it has repositioned the 5 Series-based sports luxury model to better compete with its competitors...

2018 Alpina XD3 spied in Germany

A BMW X3 prototype believed to be the upcoming Alpina XD3 has been spied this week in its home of Germany. Spotted near another camouflaged X3, the Alpina is distinguished by its front bumper design (below), which is closely related to those on other models across the tuning company's range...

2018 Alpina B5 BiTurbo pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update (7/2/18): Alpina's local division has re-priced the B5 sedan, which now starts from $210,000 before on-road costs. Australian pricing and specifications for the new Alpina B5 BiTurbo have been announced, with the luxury super sedan to kick off at $210,000 before on-road costs...

2018 Alpina B3 S, B4 S BiTurbo pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the upgraded Alpina B3 S and B4 S BiTurbo range have been detailed this week, with the powered-up range bringing significant price cuts. Headlining the updates is a revised engine, with the twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six fitted to all models now developing 324kW (up from 301kW) thanks to new turbochargers and an updated cooling system...

Alpina B3 S and B4 S detailed, confirmed for Australia

The Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo and Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo have been revealed and detailed ahead of their debut at the Geneva motor show this week. While they don't look very different, the B3 S and B4 S have been fitted with new turbochargers, a new cooling system, retuned suspension and remapped transmission software...

Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo beast arrives in Australia

The 2017 Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo has arrived in Australia, serving as the brand's new flagship starting at $369,720 plus on-road costs. Based on the plush BMW 7 Series, the B7 is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that pumps out a meaty 447kW of power and 800Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission...

2017 Alpina B5 teased ahead of possible Geneva debut: video

The next-generation Alpina B5 has been teased, ahead of its likely debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show next month. Based on the new 'G30' BMW 5 Series, the new Alpina B5 will be a luxury-focused high-performance model, pitched as a more comfortable and conservative alternative to the upcoming BMW M5 performance flagship...

Alpina boss says its models won't harm M sales, B5 could be on the way

Despite the similarities in performance and pricing, Alpina's CEO is confident that the tuning brand's luxury-focused models will complement BMW's M range, rather than compete with them. Speaking at the brand's local launch at Doncaster BMW in Melbourne, company boss, Andreas Bovensiepen - son of Alpina founder, Burkhard Bovensiepen - told CarAdvice the brand's experience in other markets makes it confident there won't be competition between Alpina cars and BMW M cars...

Alpina officially launches in Australia: B3 and B4 BiTurbo now on sale

German tuning company Alpina is now officially on sale in Australia, with its BMW 4 Series-based B4 BiTurbo the first model in its range to be homologated for our market. Local distributor, The In Motion Group, officially launched the range at a special event late last week, with the first dealerships to sell the bespoke models being BMW Doncaster and Bundoora...

2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo pricing and specs: $160,900 starting price for 300kW coupe and convertible

Australian pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo range, the first model in the tuning company's local line-up. Based on the BMW 435i, the Alpina B4 BiTurbo has been extensively reworked to deliver better performance while also featuring numerous styling enhancements and unique interior elements...