- Authentic Alpina B10 3.5 Biturbo 360 ch
- Manual gear box
- Number 334 out of 507 cars
- Three owners from new
Introduced in January 1988, the new BMW e34 will experience worldwide success and a 10-year career. The highly desirable M5 is the flagship of the range and develops 315 hp, it rages without competition in the high-end market of the fastest sedans in the world. With a top speed of 250 km / h then 280 km / h with the latest version 3.8l.
Alpina, a great German manufacturer and neighbor of Munich from the car maker, is a great success in the supertourism championship and also sells his complete preparations on the basis of BMW. At that time the "tuner" looks at the new BMW e34 released in 88. Starting from the base of a 535i with the 6-cylinders in line, Burkhard Bovensiepen director of the firm, sees in this new car, a formidable base to release a power monster. This will be the flagship of its range.
On the 6 cylinders block, the fashion is at the time turbos, the tuner graft not a turbo but two! Two Garrett T25! The electronic management is entrusted to Bosch and the supercharging is a variable control switch from the cockpit. The exhaust line is a work of art signed Boysen. The engine then develops 360 hp and above all a torque of 520 Nm! The preparation does not stop there, it is a real highway machine completely redesigned to swallow the miles at unspeakable speeds: the gearbox is a Getrag sport, the shock absorbers are Bilsteins, the brakes are huge disks ventilated, the wheels are 17-inch Alpina and the specific body kit makes the CX more penetrating.
The result is up to expectations: 300 kmh on the meter and a 0 to 100 in 5.5 seconds. The M5 is outdated.
Paul Frère will try the devilish machine and even said in 1989 "The B10 Biturbo is the best four-door sedan in the world".
507 copies will be made by Alpina and the development will cost almost $ 3 million to the brand! The very exclusive selling price of 600,000 francs filters the number of buyers but all will be sold without difficulties.
The B10 Biturbo offered for sale is one of the few survivors on the 507 built by hand by Alpina. It has all the options imaginable at that time including the very rare buffalo leather interior stretched over Recaro seats. The dashboard and doors received walnut inserts. Atmosphere: the meter is graduated up to 320 km / h and the manufacturer discreetly add pressure gauges of the turbos in the dashboard. At the test the car surprised us by its ease of use and its softness. Real flagship of the road, it has a surprising discretion and a disconcerting driving flexibility ... until we play a little with the pressure lever of turbos placed in the cockpit! The specific paint Alpina Blue was redone a few years ago and the current owner, by discretion, did not want to put the Alpina deco set back. Free to the buyer to put them back because the new kit will be sold with it. Maintained at great expense by its former Belgian owner (over 30,000 euros in bills), the current owner imports it in France in 2012.
With a French registration and up-to-date technical inspection, this B10 Biturbo is a rarity for sale and will satisfy the most demanding collectors of Alpina.