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      02-15-2013, 07:04 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by hwelvaar View Post

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

I am not talking about guessing. This is a known fact. Alpina builds their own product.

Alpina is their OWN manufacture, recognized by the German goverment. Every car that they build has an ALPINA vin and is not a BMW. That is why their cars do not carry the BMW roundel(s). I have been to three BMW factories over here: Munich, Regensburg and Leipzig. BMW only builds BMW's. Alpina builds their own cars. Just like MB and AMG's relationship. Every AMG car gets built by AMG, not MB. AMG is far larger factory than Alpina.

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