Alpina Logo – Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH is a manufacturer Bavarian of cars based in
In 1985 Alpina equips all of its production with metal catalysts rather than ceramic, becoming the first manufacturer to use only metal catalysts, quite some years before other manufacturers of
To replace the B7 Turbo, in 1989 launched the B10 Biturbo returns to stand as the world’s fastest sedan. In 1990 the company has grown and has now reached 120 employees and proceeds to construct a new building to house the offices and production. In 1992 with the arrival of Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe debuts Shift-Tronic system. The following year he incorporated the Switch-Tronic which is a semi-automatic sequential gearbox can change gears from the steering wheel without having to engage and when decided by the driver, the Formula 1 style. In 1995 appears the Super-Cat, jointly developed with BMW and Emitec, a new electrically heated metal catalyst that reduces emissions of carbon dioxide.
In 1999 Alpina unveiled its first diesel: the D10