In the beginning, the activities of Alpina have been focused on engine upgrading, just as
other tuners did. But in course of time, Alpina has cultivated this profession and
emphasised more and more very special characteristic features at their vehicle refinements.
Nowadays, when entering an Alpina car, you find it to be a vehicle of a noble interior and
an outstanding performance generated on a very restraining way packed in an elegant and
That is to say: an Alpina vehicle is no faster M3 or M5, and no option to other tuning cars.
It is an offer for people who want to enjoy driving, knowing that they were able to overtake
nearly everyone who overtakes them without feeling impelled to do so. The Alpina tag at the
rear shows how superior this BMW is and the luxurious unique interior and its sublime
character, that lacks any side-effects of a sports car, lets it be fun to know you could if
you would and you will just if it is necessary. That means, if you are following an Alpina
car, you can overtake it reassuringly, it's very likely that the driver won't play with you!
Regarding to this special character, also the V8 roadster is no sports car. The very
remarkable fact that it has 19 hp less to the original M5 engine of the BMW model but an
extra torque of 20 Nm instead, turns out - besides the roadster's automatic
transmission - that it is a real cruiser. And, admittedly, its appearance lets it be an
authentic one. The classic Z8 body in style of the legendary BMW 507 strikes the Alpina
Nice that there is a very special soul in this traditional housing now, a new spirit that
rises it above pure numbers and cold specifications, an engine that lets it be standing out of
the German manufacturer's Horse Power war. That makes us curious on experiencing it but,
unfortunately, the 555 examples of the Alpina Roadster V8 are already sold out. No test drive
possible and you certainly won't find it at your local car rent station. What a pity but the
other Alpina cars are not bad too and when you follow the link below you can take a closer look