In March 1991, the limited edition Alpina tuned BMW E36 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. This variant was based on the 325i and features a 2.8 litre engine and new camshafts, Mahle pistons and an improved exhaust system. To A 5-speed ZF manual gearbox was standard, although a 5-speed automatic was available. In addition to this, Bilstein gas-pressure spring units feature at the front with Bilstein gas-pressure shocks at the rear. This allows the B6 to handle like a performance car but with a ride only slightly stiffer than a conventional E36.
Unusually, the B6 2.8 proved quicker than claimed when tested by Auto Motor Und Sport, achieving 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, 0.5 seconds less than claimed. Top speed was set to 253 km/h. Larger uprated brakes on the front wheels bring the car to a stop quickly, with ventilated discs to dissipate the extra heat.
In trademark Alpina fashion, blue and green details are emblazoned on the seats, with a matching steering wheel and a wooden gear lever. Exterior changes include a new front spoiler, rear spoiler and Alpina wheels.
The example presented for sale today was first delivered from Alpina in Japan and comes with detailed service history and the original board folder. The car comes with a new TUV document and a recent service. This is number 27 of just 40 coupes built.