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Finished in Imperial Blue with Oyster Nappa Leather this November 2011 registered Alpina B5 has delivery miles only and comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

20″ Alpina Classic Alloys, Alpina Floor Mats with Leather Piping, Alpina Custom Blue Rhombs on Headrests, Piano Black Alpina Trim, Adaptive Drive, Adaptive Headlights, High Beam Assistant, Reversing Camera Assist, Surround View, Electric Folding Exterior Mirrors, Glass Sunroof, Split Folding Rear Seats, Bluetooth Telephone USB, DAB Digital Radio, BMW Loudspeaker System, BMW Connected Drive Assist, BMW Connected Drive – Online, PDC, Plus Huge Standard Specification.

Available to purchase today at £75450 inc VAT (excluding Shipping/Delivery costs)

Please note this Alpina is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

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Finished in Sophisto Grey with Black Nappa Leather this September 2011 registered Alpina B5 has recorded 3500 miles and comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

Profession Navigation System, Alpina Piano Black trim, Adaptive Drive, Adaptive Headlights, Head Up Display, Reversing Camera Assist, Speed Limit Display, Surround View, Alpina Limited Slip Differential, Auto Dimming and Folding Mirrors, Electric Glass Sunroof, Through Loading System, Sun protection Glass, Bluetooth Audio Connection, Professional Loud Speaker System, Bluetooth, BMW Connected Drive – Assist, BMW Connected Drive – Online, PDC.

Available to purchase today at £73450 inc VAT (ex Shipping/Delivery costs)

Please note this Alpina is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

N.B. This image was created using the Alpina Configurator. It is not an image of the actual car for sale.

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Alpina have been working their magic on BMW’s for 45 years now and Herr Burkard Bovensiepen, the founder, is still the main man at their Buchloe HQ in Germany.

Car buffs will know that Alpina buys the basic bodywork and ancilliaries from BMW and then go about producing their own interpretation which is then recognised and registered by the German authorities as an ‘Alpina’ – not a BMW. RUF do the same thing with Porsches as did AMG before becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercedes.

So what do you get from Alpina that sets their cars apart from the standard fare from BMW? Well for starters much of the interior features bespoke Alpina items and many of the materials used tend to be of an even higher quality than those from the original factory.

Oh and don’t forget Alpina’s alloy wheels which any car anorak will spot a mile away. Their distinctive design has been around since the beginning of time and still look fresh on their cars today.

More importantly however is what they put under the bonnet. Engines will either be seriously re-worked versions of the orginal Beemer units or indeed something they have designed from scratch themselves. Their B5 which is an Alpina’d M5 (E60 model) sports a V8 rather than the Munich V10. Alpina have biased their car towards a beefier torque curve although power-wise there is little to choose between them.

As so on to the B3 which looks pretty much like an M3 until you see that Alpina have opted to install their Bi-turbo 3 litre straight-six instead of a V8. Their pitch is that once again the focus has been of delivering bags of torque just when required without sacrificing top-end power and performance while keeping fuel economy in mind.

And so now could you be tempted and dare to be a little different? If so we know of three brand-new Alpina B3 convertibles, two of which come in ‘Edition’ specs which mean that the bodywork, grilles, badges and wheels are all colour-matched. All cars will feature the 6-speed Sports Auto gearbox with Alpina Switch-Tronic.

There is a Black Sapphire ‘Edition’ with Red Dakota Leather Interior including Alpina roundels, Lavalina bi-colour package (steering wheel and stitching), 19″ Alpina Alloy wheels in black, red stitching to black gaiters, Alpina lettering embossed on all four headrests, Hi-Fi speaker system, USB/Audio interface, black painted ‘Kidney’ and lower grilles plus black model designation badging. Total on the road cost 57025 GBP

The Alpine white ‘Edition’ with Black Dakota leather comes with an almost identical spec for 57650 GBP and then there is a non-Edition model available in Black Sapphire with Black Dakota Leather for 55090 GBP.

For further details of these rare and fascinating BMW Alpinas please call us on 0845 6432047 or email sales@thecarspy.net 

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2000 Audi B5 RS4 Avant

Posted: August 17, 2008 by The Car Spy in Audi, General
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There is no doubting the RS4’s massive appeal. The car’s towering ability as a performance car has been confirmed in countless tests and reviews the world over. The car is brilliant, period. But there is something wrong. Audi just don’t make enough of them. The first ‘RS’ was the RS2 introduced in 1994 and a handy little weapon it was too. Over 300 BHP and 0-60mph in less than 5.0 seconds was pretty heady stuff for an ‘estate car’ back then so cult status was assured from day one.  The RS2 was discontinued in 1996 after a measly 2891 examples were built. This was not because the RS2 was in any way a sales flop for Audi but the company just decided to stop making them. It’s a bit like ending a football match at half-time. It then took the company another 4 years to launch their next teaser, the B5 RS4. This time Audi went to bed with Cosworth to produce the very lively 375 BHP V6 Bi-turbo that gets the car to 100 mph in less than 12 seconds. Once again the RS version only came as an ‘Avant’ but the appeal was forever present as the market gobbled up all 6030 units made between 2000 and 2001. Then suddenly the ref blew the full-time whistle and this time the market was starved of the RS4 until the arrival of the B7 RS4 nearly FIVE years later! The upshot is this – if you want an RS4 either buy a brand-new one while they are still in production or trawl the ads for a used model. Don’t expect a huge amount of choice in the pre-owned market though particularly if you are looking for an earlier example such as the B5 we are selling on behalf of the owner. This lovely example is finished in Goodwood Green – how rare is that, for goodness sake! The Recaro seats are trimmed in black leather and the specification is pretty impressive with SatNav, BOSE speakers and an electric sunroof included. For more information just click here.