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ALPINA Shows Immaculate B7 Turbo E28 To Remind Us Of Simpler Times

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The BMW 5 Collection G30 goes out with a proverbial bang because the limited-run B5 GT is probably the most highly effective automotive ever launched by the Buchloe-based model. The area of interest automaker is celebrating the illustrious previous of amped-up 5er fashions by dusting off a few of its personal vehicles, together with the B7S Turbo E12 we talked about earlier this week. A contemporary gallery exhibits its successor, an immaculate B7 Turbo E28 that hasn’t aged a day.

Whereas the aforementioned E12 didn’t need to face an inner rival with the BMW badge, this E28 needed to combat the very first M5. The 2 vehicles have been launched across the identical time, in 1984. ALPINA continued manufacturing till July 1987 and ended up making some 278 examples. These tremendous sedans used a modified M30 inline-six engine outfitted with a KKK turbocharger and lighter Mahle pistons. Extra tweaks included a brand new Motronic engine administration system and additional tweaks to the camshaft and cylinder head.

BMW ALPINA B7 Turbo E28

The three.4-liter engine was massaged to push out 300 horsepower and a good 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque within the later Katalysator fashions. That was sufficient punch for a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.9 seconds. Flat out, the B7 Turbo did 162 mph (260 km/h). The sooner vehicles with no catalytic converter had a better output of 320 hp and 508 Nm (375 lb-ft).

As to how a lot these are price these days, one of many 42 Katalysator vehicles was offered on Carry A Trailer in November 2021 for a staggering $162,535. For the sake of comparability, the M5 CS went on sale earlier the identical yr at a a lot decrease asking worth of $142,000.

A brand new 5 Collection (G60) was launched again in Could by BMW and it has already acquired the M Efficiency therapy, plus the promise of an M5 Touring in 2024. It’s too quickly to say whether or not ALPINA will launch one other B5.

[Photos: ALPINA]

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