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Burkard, Florian and Andreas Bovensiepen, ALPINA Management

Company Info

ALPINA is a successful medium-sized company, that develops, produces and also distributes internationally exclusive automobiles based on BMW, automotive spare parts and accessories.

Production numbers: appx. 1.200 – 1.700 automobiles every year
Number of employees: appx. 250 (June 2017)


ALPINA is officially registered as an automobile manufacturer by the German Ministry of Transport, the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt.

The second business division is the trade with great wines of famous regions. (

Models on market

Product info


The BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon and Touring set whole new standards of performance and efficiency in the segment of sporty and luxurious vehicles powered by diesel. The 3.0 liter straight-diesel six engine with Bi-Turbo charging produces 257 kW (350 hp) and 700 Nm torque and delivers impressive performance in the compact, agile body of the multi-award winning BMW 3 Series.


The BMW ALPINA D4 Bi-Turbo Coupe and Convertible powered by 257 kW (350 hp) and 700 Nm torque, take the lead in the segment of sporty and luxurious two-door models with diesel engines. The 3.0 litre straight-six diesel engine with Bi-Turbo charging harmonises seamlessly with the 8-Speed Sport-Automatic Transmission and grant the sporty Coupé and the elegant Convertible with thrilling performance.


Elegant, dynamic, powerful – the BMW ALPINA B3 S Bi-Turbo combines performance with comfort and offers unparalleled driving culture. The straight-six 3.0 litre engine delivers impressive 324 kW (440 PS) and a maximum torque of 660 Nm. Coupled to the excellent ZF 8-Speed Sport-Automatic Transmission it propels the BMW ALPINA B3 S Bi-Turbo Saloon in just 4.3 (4.0) seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and on to a top speed of 306 (303) km/h for the Saloon respectively 303 (298) km/h for the Touring.


The BMW ALPINA B4 S Bi-Turbo Coupe and Convertible models stand out from the crowd with their dynamic styling paired with a modest elegance. The straight-six 3.0 litre engine delivers impressive 324 kW (440 PS) and a maximum torque of 660 Nm that ensures thrilling performance.


The secret of the success of the XD3 Bi-Turbo is the perfect mix of driving performance, traction and efficiency paired with characteristics typical of SAVs. ALPINA design features and aerodynamic refinements are integrated into the overall exterior appearance and underline the powerful presence of the XD3 Bi-Turbo. Its engine delivers 257 kW (350 hp) and an impressive 700 Nm, allowing outstanding acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 251 km/h.


The fine combination of performance, individuality and luxury, which has defined ALPINA automobiles since the mid 1960’s reaches a new dimension with the BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo Allrad, that combines the best features of its predecessors with state-of-the-art technology.

The 4.4 litre V8 engine with Bi-Turbo charging, Valvetronic variable valve timing and high-pressure direct fuel injection, delivers a maximum output of 447 kW (608 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. The powerful output and high torque promise excellent driving performance combined with modest fuel consumption. An agile chassis, dynamic handling and electronically adjustable dampers meet highest standards of sportiness and comfort.


The appearance of the B6 Bi-Turbo Coupé is muscular, intense and powerful. Following in the tradition of the great Coupés from ALPINA, it is at the forefront of its class in blending sublime comfort and luxury with extraordinary performance. The 4.4 liter V8 Bi-Turbo, which produces 441 kW (600 hp) and a maximum torque of 800 Nm, accelerates the B6 Bi-Turbo Coupé from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 330 km/h.
The B6 Bi-Turbo Convertible features a classic soft-top that opens at the push of a button. It positively entices to enjoy the superb soundtrack that eminates from the powerful V8 engine and the titanium exhaust system. The elegant, four-seater Convertible caters to comfortable, relaxed cruising, however, when called upon, the power reserves will unleash stunning performance, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.2 seconds on to a top speed of 327 km/h.


The BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Gran Coupé is truly unique. As the first four-door Coupé from ALPINA it represents a seamless blend of superior dynamics, aesthetic design and luxury. The combination of a powerful, high torque V8 Bi-Turbo engine with all-wheel drive yields unrivalled performance and takes the ALPINA driving experience to a new level. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, the BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Gran Coupé can reach a top speed of 324 km/h.



The BMW ALPINA B7 Bi-Turbo Allrad – exclusive and extraordinary in all senses. The ultimate in performance and luxury paired with precision dynamics and comfort at the very highest level. The elegant, contemporary design is purposeful yet understated, striking a perfect balance. The 4.4-litre V8 Bi-Turbo engine with petrol direct injection and Valvetronic produces 447 kW (608 PS) and delivers 800 Nm of torque. The extraordinary performance figures of the new BMW ALPINA B7 Bi-Turbo Allrad set the benchmark in the segment of luxurious sports saloons – accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds on to a top speed of 330 km/h.

+ Heritage

For more than 50 years, automobiles have been created in Buchloe, exclusively on the basis of BMW models. With his development of a Weber dual carburettor system for the BMW 1500, Burkard Bovensiepen laid the foundations for an exceptional enterprise, establishing the company ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen KG in 1965. The personality of the founder is still today reflected in all areas of the Manufactory and its products. Driven by a passion for technology, he created outstanding vehicles for automotive connoisseurs. The technical enhancements and sophistication of the BMW ALPINA models produced over the course of the last 50 years mean that they shy no comparison with the „greats“ of the industry. The pleasure from enjoyment of beautiful things, his own very personal taste, and the striving for perfection were always his motivation and still remain the driving forces behind the company and its employees. The family business ALPINA under the leadership trio of Burkard, Andreas and Florian Bovensiepen is both well-grounded and unique, the company‘s model history remarkable.

Motor racing is also very much part of the ALPINA history, in fact ALPINA’s engagement in racing started shortly after the company was founded. The foundations of ALPINA’s impressive successes in motor racing were laid by company founder Burkard Bovensiepen with his engagement in the Touring Car scene. Renowned and famous racing drivers like Derek Bell, Harald Ertl, James Hunt, Jacky Ickx, Niki Lauda, Brian Muir, Hans Stuck and Dieter Quester successfully piloted ALPINA racing cars throughout many seasons.

+ Country of origin

Germany. Bavaria. ALPINA is located in Buchloe, a small town around 70 kilometers west of Munich.

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