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2019 Alpina B5 review

It's a storied German BMW tuner, but does the Alpina B5 live up to its proud reputation, or is it too soft?

Alpina B5 Biturbo Touring, XD3 prototype review

For lovers of hi-po German cars, there’s good news coming in 2019 as Alpina is ramping up its Australian activity, ready to unleash two of the most unlikely missiles you’ll find on our roads.

From typewriters to BMWs: The Story of Alpina

Like most young German engineering students, Burkard Bovensiepen was into cars and while he was working for his family’s typewriter business, Alpina, all he could think about was making his car go faster. The Munich-based student noticed the amount of empty space in the engine bay of his BMW 1500 at the same time as he realised it needed more power...

2018 Alpina B4 S coupe review

Individuality matters as mass market sameness turns Australia’s collective carpark into a seething mass of silver SUV sameness. So how can you stand out from the pack? With something subtle like the Alpina B4 S, of course.

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2020 Alpina B7 xDrive revealed

Alpina Automobiles has taken the wraps off the updated 2020 B7 xDrive, based on the facelifted BMW 7 Series limousine. Like the vehicle on which it's based, the B7 gets a host of design revisions including new lights and bumpers, along with a revised interior incorporating the latest BMW driver assistance and infotainment systems...

2019 Alpina B5 Touring, XD3 pricing revealed

Alpina has announced pricing for its B5 Touring and XD3, as it continues its rollout in Australia. The 5 Series-based B5 Touring will be priced from $217,000 before on-road costs, making it $7000 more expensive than the sedan. It'll be here during the third quarter of 2019. REVIEW: Mike Duff checks out the B5 Touring and XD3 in Germany Power comes from a 4...

2019 Alpina XD7 spied

Photographers have snapped images of what is believed to be the upcoming Alpina XD7 at the Nurburgring in Germany, giving us an early preview of the tuning arm's take on BMW's largest SUV model. While little distinguishes this camouflaged prototype from the recently-revealed BMW X7, trainspotters will notice the (normally fake) intakes on each side of the front bumper are open, feeding air into a pair of intercoolers...

Alpina XD3 coming next year, XD4 not for Australia

Alpina won't bring the XD4 high-riding coupe to Australia, but we will get the more practical XD3 – albeit with a twin-turbo engine in place of the quad-turbo offered in Europe. Offered with a quad-turbo (yes, quad) inline-six in left-hand drive markets, the XD4 makes 285kW of power and 770Nm of torque...

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