BMW Alpina (E34) B10 3.5/1 (quick look)

BMW ALPINA

This is the firs Alpina car based on the third-generation E34 5-series, which came in 1988
ENGINE/ GEARBOX
The B10 3.5 has the same 245 bhp catalyst engine as in later versions of the B6 3.5. The major modifications made to the engine are Mahle-pistons, a modified cylinder-head, a new camshaft and reprogrammed Motronic system.
Alpina have also fitted it’s own exhaust system and catalyst.
The engine produces 254 bhp and has a torque of 325 Nm.
The gearbox is a 5-speed manual but also a 4-speed automatic was available as an option.
SUSPENSION/BRAKES/WHEELS
To handle the improved performance Alpina fits, as always, new springs and shock absorbers which is specially made for Alpina BIlstein.
And behind the 17in Alpina wheels with 235/45 tires at front and 265/40 tires at rear, bigger and more powerful brakes are mounted.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR
The interior changes include Recaro seats with Alpina upholestry, a new leather-covered steering wheel made by Momo and new gearknob.
The only visual changes are a front spoiler, the wheels, the exhaust pipes and the badges.
PERFORMANCE
Alpina claimed a 0-100 km/h time of 7.4 seconds and top speed of 252 km/h. In Auto Motor und Sport’s test the 0-100 km/h time was exactly the same but the top speed was higher, 255km/h.
PRODUCTION
The first car was built in April 1988 and the last one in December 1992. A total of 572 cars were made.

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