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.



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      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just love me some 80's Bimmers!!
      desinerd1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't believe that design was considered "sexy" back in the day. If someone made that car today, it would sell less than the Acura RL.
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @desinerd1
        Poor desinerd1, upset because everyone thinks her Veloster is ugly and overdone.
        FIDTRO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @desinerd1
        Yeah, because overstyled Korean garbage looks much better, right desiturd? This is a classic shape, show some respect.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @desinerd1
        Its even sexy today. Look at the crap 'Merica built in 1982 compared to this. Towncar with 140HP? Cadillac?
      Alan
      • 1 Year Ago
      love
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      Jonathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I liked the video and I appreciate his enthusiasm for vintage cars, but his statement of "I can take anybody on the road" is a bit too much.
        Andre Neves
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan
        Not surprised. Most current BMW owners, mainly M drivers, still think this way.
          M-M
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Andre Neves
          Umm, not sure about where you live, but around here it's the WRX and Mustang owners that think this way. Revving their engines as they drive down the road and trying to race in heavy traffic.
        bluesys
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan
        He didn't say "I can take anybody on the road", he said "it makes me FEEL like I can take anybody on the road" ... big difference
      KO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man, the only BMW I wanted more during the time I owned a E24 M6 was one of these.
      Luis A. Martinez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just wonderfull video,bring me memories and a lot of fun from long time ago,uncle drove a 633csl and then and 1988 M6,back then we also have a friend in the family with a Turbo 745 blue and a Mercedes 190E 16V manual bright red ,great cars wish to own a large land to owed couple now!!
      mark
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rare indeed..
      nick_318is
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool Video Thanks!
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