The Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo, made its debut at the Geneva auto show in 1989.
It is the fastest Alpina ever built with a top speed of 300 kilometers an hour! Even 11 years after the release of the B10 Bi-Turbo it’s still the second fastest car in BMW’s production history. The only other BMW that can beat it is the B12 5.7 Coupe. Much to the dismay of the makers of the Ferrari 348 Testarossa the B10 twin-turbo has both a higher top speed and faster acceleration. Even though the B10 Bi-Turbo was built for 5 years, only a mere 507 ever rolled off the assembly line, and the vast majority of those have remained in Europe.
BMW created a highly refined inline 6 motor, making it extremely smooth and powerful. They added twin Garrett T25 turbo chargers that work together so well turbo lag has been virtually eliminated. Getrag designed a 5 speed manual transmission to compliment it’s 100 horsepower per litre engine. Naturally with so much available power and speed BMW also paid extra special attention to the braking system and incorporated robust Lucas-Girling four pot fixed caliper brakes, ventilated brake discs and of course ABS.
BMW also created new Mahle pistons, new valves and camshafts, a new intake and exhaust system. and intercooler’s for the turbochargers. The exterior and interior of the car were also newly designed. There are front and rear spoilers, Recaro sport seats, a hand-stitched leather steering wheel, and a whole slew of dials ranging from boost pressure to oil temperature gauges.
Limited edition BMW M3 CSL (Coupe Sport Lightweight) – inline 6-cylinder engine with 360 hp. - The vehicle was exclusively with the sequential 6-speed gearbox, called mercy “SMG II with Drivelogic”.
$85,000 (Car is located in Germany)
BMW M3 GTS Coupe.
1 of 15 UK cars and 1 of 150 Globally, Car number 72
1 Owner registered May 2012
Fire Orange with Black Cloth Recaro Seat
Blue with black leather The Motorsport division of BMW was set up in 1972 to handle the racing activities of the company. By 1978 the division had evolved to the point where they were ready to produce their own car. The M-1 became the first car developed by the M division. The intended use of the M-1 was to compete in the World Sportscar Championship. It was designed specifically to be a racecar but in order to qualify for the Championship series 450 M-1’s would need to be built. BMW couldn’t use 450 M-1 racecars so most of them were built as street cars and sold to the public. The mid engine twin cam 3.5 litre 6 cylinder engine pulls strong from idle to redline. The ZF 5 speed transsaxle is shifts smoothly and is plenty stout the handle the M-1’s torque. They don’t overheat and they’re not hard to maintain. If there is a perfect mid-engine sportscar, this has to be it. Our car came to us from California where it had resided from at least 1981. It was the eleventh chassis and the 16th car built. It was completed December 21, 1978 and retained by BMW for display and promotional purposes. It has just 23,723 miles. It is fitted with factory air conditioning and BBS wheels which were specially engineered to M1 specification. It looks great and runs even better. It has factory A/C and an upgraded stereo.