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The Craziest Alpina Cars

The Craziest Alpina Cars

Ever since its inception, Alpina has been tastefully filling niches wherever BMW wouldn’t or couldn’t

Alpina’s knack for tweaking BMWs has its roots in the early 1960s, when Burkard Bovensiepen wanted to make his BMW 1500 go faster and developed a Weber dual carburettor system. Since then, Alpina’s road to tuning excellence took the trajectory of a steady upward curve sprinkled with rad builds that didn’t just offer more power or more torque, but a complete package of tweaks that complemented the extra oomph. We’ll be looking at some of them in the following lines.

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The Alpina Story - From Typewriters to BMWs

The Alpina Story - From Typewriters to BMWs

A lesson in finding niches and filling them up in style

The story of Alpina began in 1962, when a young engineering student named Burkard Bovensiepen mounted a Weber dual carburettor to his BMW 1500. The carburettor system was manufactured in Burkard father’s precision component factory and the way it changed the performance of the 1500 caught a lot of attention from a lot of people. The rest, as they say, is history.

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