Alpina – Everything You Need To Know

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This article will cover everything you need to know about Alpina, from important dates, locations, and even current and discontinued models.

So here is everything you need to know about Alpina:

2011 blue BMW Alpina 6 series B6 Bi-Turbo next to an old building and forest
2011 BMW Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo

Who Was The Founder Of Alpina?

Alpina was founded on 1 January 1962 by Burkard Bovensiepen in Germany.

Where Is the Alpina Headquarters Location?

The headquarters of Alpina is currently in Buchloe, Germany.

The economy of Buchloe is highly supported by Alpina and Huber Karnwendel Works, which makes the well-known Exquisa cream cheese.

Who Owns Alpina?

BMW Group owns Alpina.

Alpina combines luxury and performance, putting them in the middle of regular BMWs and M-division cars.

1990 blue BMW Alpina Z1 Roadster Limited Edition in front of a roman decor garden statue
1990 BMW Alpina Z1 Roadster Limited Edition

Sales And Revenue Of Alpina

Annual Sales Figures Of Alpina

The total sales of Alpina during the last recorded update was 1,300 vehicles.

Alpina’s Latest Revenue Figures

Alpina made $133,380,000 in the fiscal year of 2022.

How Many Employees Does Alpina Have?

According to their Linkedin account, Alpina has 68 employees as of 2023.

Who Is The Current CEO Of Alpina?

Florian Bovensiepen is the current CEO of Alpina.


Top Current Alpina Models

  • B8
  • XB7
  • B7
  • D5 GT
  • B4
  • B3

Here is a four-and-a-half-minute video of the BMW Alpina B6 GT3 race car with its magnificent sounding 4.4 liters V8 flying around the Hockenheimring:

2009 ALPINA B6 GT3 - great intake & downshift sounds

Top Discontinued Alpina Models

  • B3 Bi-Turbo
  • C2 2.7
  • B6 3.0
  • B7 S Turbo
  • B10 V8 S

Alpina In Motorsport

Alpina’s one cornerstone was and still is motorsport, and it all started in 1968 when they started competing in the European Touring Car Series.

Alpina won the European Touring Car Championship in 1977.

After that, they were absent for ten years and returned in 1987; they started competing in the DTM (German Touring Car Masters).

They had numerous successes in DTM, Europeans Touring Cars, German Hillclimb Championship, rally, and even Spa 24 Hours from 1968 to 1988 when they pulled out of motorsport for the second time.

In 2009 Alpina made a grand appearance in GT motor racing with their BMW ALPINA B6 GT3 and competed in the FIA GT3 Europeans Championship, German ADAC GT Masters, and endurance races like the 24h Nürburgring.

Alpina did very well in the 2009 season; they stacked up four victories and nine pole positions.

2010 Alpina started supporting customer teams instead of competing as a team.

The customer teams in question were “Sport Garage” from France and “S-Bergracing” from Austria, several times on the podium in the 2010 FIA GT3 European Championship season.

2011 Liqui Moly Team Engster won the German GT3 Championship driving the BMW ALPINA B6 GT3; this was not the same fate for the 2012 season as they only finished fourth overall.

Since 2013 there still have been BMW B6 GT3s racing as customer teams.

1987 dark blue BMW Alpina E30 B6 3,5S on a kreissstrasse in Germany
1987 BMW Alpina E30 B6 3.5S

Final Thoughts On Alpina

 Alpina is not what it was in the older days of its existence, swapping big engines into the smaller chassis BMWs, but luckily the name is still with us.

For many BMW fans, it is nice to be able to install Alpina parts on their vehicles to this day.

Hopefully, you found the article interesting and now know everything there is about Alpina.

Is Alpina Owned By BMW?

Yes, as of 10 March 2022, BMW secured the Alpina brand and is now part of the BMW stable.

How Is Alpina Diffrent From BMW?

Alpina is a mix of performance, luxury, and unique styling queues that have become synonymous with Alpina, like the flat-faced multispoke wheels and unique colors.

Is Alpina The Brabus Of BMW?

Yes, Brabus has the same ideology as Alpina, to make very sporty yet luxurious vehicles.