1990 BMW Alpina



This example was originally an Alpina demonstrator in Europe as the car was never sold in the United States. It was sold to Herman Linn, a BMW motorcycle dealer in Germany. The car was later shipped to Japan, where it remained until 2016. Emerging from a Japanese collection, it came to Canada then was imported to a collector in Phenix, AZ who owned until 2022.

Dressed in Diamond Black Metallic (code 181), the car's paint and trim are in overall excellent condition. While most of the car is in an unrestored state, the hood and bumpers have been resprayed during prior ownership due to minor rock chips, not damage. The bodywork is solid and straight, the engine bay is extremely tidy and the car's body-colored bumpers fit tightly. A set of side skirts and a rear apron from Zender and AC Schnitzer have been installed.

While this car has enjoyed more international traveling than most of us, it has always been lovingly cared for and stored as it is one of the most elusive BMW/Alpinas ever produced. It has been driving sparingly having traveled only 83,000 km or 62,000 miles. When the previous owner from Arizona took proud possession of this steed he wanted the car to be perfect and that the car serviced and repaired at a cost of $13,000. between 2020 and 2021 with receipts in hand.

He had both front and rear bumper and hood repainted, entire car was paint corrected, polished and ceramic coated. The original Alpina graphic were removed. (Complete new set included in box) Windows were tinted, new BMW A/C compressor and A/C service, front end alignment, new control bushings, new exhaust manifold gasket, new motor mounts, tune up with new plugs and wires, new satellite radio installed. (Original blaupunkt included) As well as new thermostat, t-stat, o-rings and oil level sending unit.

This Bimmer rolls on Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06 radials, size 235/45ZR17 in front and 255/40ZR17 in the back. Each tire is mounted to an Alpina lace alloy wheel. All wheels and tires are in very good condition.

Under the hood is BMW's 3.5L straight six-cylinder engine that's been fortified by Alpina with the following modifications – twin Garrett turbochargers, an intercooler, Mahle pistons, a self-leveling suspension and 13-inch brakes. Backing the motor is a Getrag 260 five-speed manual transmission. Driver convenience features include air-conditioning, power rack-and-pinion steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, sunroof, tinted windows, cruise control, power windows, power locks, power sideview mirrors and power front bucket seats. These seats are in excellent condition and are to die for!

Inside, the car features a grey and black interior with custom, bolstered front seats. The seats, with their custom upholstery, are in near-excellent condition while the matching grey carpet and headliner are in very good order.

A four-spoke steering wheel faces the driver and the back dash boasts a full set of gauges and comes with dollops of wood veneer on the center console, shift knob, dash and inner door panels. A factory AM/FM stereo with cassette deck rounds out the interior.

This Alpina was the star of Jackie Jouret's 19-page article in Bimmer Magazine, “Last of the Breed: the Alpina B10 Biturbo 1989-1994.”

VIN: WAPBATL000B750053

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows x,xxx miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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  • #053 of 507 produced between 1989 and 1995
  • Originally a demonstrator then sold to a BMW dealer in Germany before heading to Japan, the United States and Canada
  • Original MSRP in 1990 exceeded $153,000
  • Based on BMW's 535i sedan (code M30B35) as evidenced by the Alpina Paperwork
  • 3.5L SOHC inline sixcylinder engine
  • Getrag 260 fivespeed manual transmission
  • Diamond Black Metallic exterior (code 181) and grey and black custom cloth interior
  • Fastest production sedan in the world until 1994, with estimated top speed of 180 miles per hour
  • Alpina mods include twin Garrett turbochargers, intercooler, Mahle pistons, selfleveling suspension and 13inch brakes with Alpina wheels
  • Airconditioning, power rackandpinion steering, power fourwheel disc brakes, sunroof, tinted windows, cruise control, power windows, power locks, power sideview mirrors and power front bucket seats
  • Side skirts and a rear apron by Zender and AC Schnitzer were installed and painted to match
  • Never sold in the U.S.
  • Featured in Jackie Jouret's Bimmer Magazine article, “Last of the Breed: the Alpina B10 Biturbo 19891994”
  • Recent services and repairs from 2020 and 2021 of $13,000.00
Stock #
Getrag 260 five-speed manual