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      02-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #55
hwelvaar
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
That is incorrect! ALPINA's are built by the Alpina factory in Buchloe, Germany.

Are you serious?
This just cannot be true!
For the limited number of Alpinas that are sold, it is economically not possible to setup your own factory to build these, and be only 25% more expensive than mass produced BMWs (but also deliver 25% more power and goodies).

I mean, I haven't even seen an Alpina in real life in my lifetime, and I live in Belgium, next to Germany...

My guess is they are built by BMW, and then "massaged" at Alpina factory.

Edit: Quote from Wikipedia:
Alpina works closely with BMW and their processes are integrated into BMW's production lines, thus Alpina is recognized by TÜV as an automobile manufacturer, in contrast to other performance specialists which are aftermarket tuners. For instance, the Alpina B7 is produced at the same assembly line in Dingolfing, Germany, along with BMW's own 7-Series

Last edited by hwelvaar; 02-15-2013 at 05:51 PM. Reason: Wiki info