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      11-21-2021, 05:15 PM   #1
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Alpina Documentary: Luxury With Maximum Horsepower

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Some very interesting info and revelations there - especially with regards to the leather interior. If you order an ALPINA-specific interior, the leather interior BMW installed is completely scrapped (and recycled).
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That looks like an interesting documentary - I'll watch it tomorrow.
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Long overdue! Added to the to-be-watched queue.
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I watched the whole thing, such a great video !!

I would love to own an Alpina some day - watching the various processes done by all the Alpina technicians is a tribute to serious German craftsmanship.

And the back story of how he came from a family which manufactured typewriters, and then because of the founders passion for cars built Alpina into such a world-class and well known company for 'above and beyond' a standard BMW's is a very interesting aspect I didn't know about before watching the video - you should all watch it, it's very cool!

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The amount of money I'd pay to get a legitimately good looking S58-powered vehicle in the states...especially in a touring model.
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No one does it like the Germans. Watching the dude move the XB7 around with the electric forklift is legit.
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Just watched that - really interesting!

Also looks like some other episodes as well on other brands so will take a look at these over the weekend - Taycan S build for sure.
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Thanks for posting, I loved it!
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I can't help but think of Sreten's (M539 Restorations) experience with the Project Chicago B7 engine and Alpina... Not great, but Alpina sure is hard to resist otherwise.
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Long overdue! Added to the to-be-watched queue.
Same, I'll check it out over the long weekend. Thanks for posting this OP. I've wanted to own a true-blue Alpina for a long time, I actually like them more than BMWs M cars. My dream is to own a B7.
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The B5 is perfection. So, of course we don't get it here in the States.
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Meh. If the work they did was so amazing, they'd actually hold better value. It's a stitching and badge exercise. Hard pass.
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Loved this vid!
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Meh. If the work they did was so amazing, they'd actually hold better value. It's a stitching and badge exercise. Hard pass.
I hope your statement is a joke...
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Meh. If the work they did was so amazing, they'd actually hold better value. It's a stitching and badge exercise. Hard pass.
I'll second this!

I've said it numerous times before.... the B8 is a Yawn fest and lacking in many many ways.

The B7 still has it's place.
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I'll second this!

I've said it numerous times before.... the B8 is a Yawn fest and lacking in many many ways.

The B7 still has it's place.
If I owned any Alpina vehicle, I would remove the ridiculous Alpina shift buttons they install and put the BMW paddles back in place.
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doesn't the diameter of the V8 crankshaft seem smaller than expected ? not that I know much about engine internals.
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Meh. If the work they did was so amazing, they'd actually hold better value. It's a stitching and badge exercise. Hard pass.
I've always wondered why there cars don't hold their resale value. Especially considering the low volume.
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I can appreciate Alpina's work but I really don't see the appeal. Why turn a supposed performance car into a grandpa luxury cruiser? Sure there's a market for that, but to me the whole point of a BMW is to be a sporty car.
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