In the 1980s, ALPINA made three different versions of the B7 Turbo, based on the BMW 5 Series E28. The last, the ALPINA B7 Turbo/3, was very rare, with only 30 produced. The very first of these 30 cars is currently for sale by Enthusiast Auto Group and it looks lovely.
As a BMW enthusiast in America, it’s almost impossible not to know Enthusiast Auto Group. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, EAG owns some of the finest used and classic BMWs in the country, if not the absolute The kindest. It is well known that if you buy a Bimmer from EAG, it will be better than it was when new; cleaner, fresher and even improved. Granted, EAG cars aren’t cheap; they’re actually usually incredibly expensive. However, you know with absolute certainty that you are getting what you pay for.
EAG is currently selling this 1987 ALPINA B7 Turbo/3 and from the photos it appears to be in museum worthy condition. It looks stunning, with a Schwarz Blue Metallic exterior paint that looks absolutely perfect, as does the black leather interior. It’s also super rare, not only is it one of only 30 B7 Turbo/3s made, but it’s one of only four to come with a five-speed manual transmission, rather than an automatic. . It is also one of 278 E28 ALPINA B7 turbos manufactured at the time.
This example was a Japanese market car that was imported to North America and only did 59,345 miles. In 1987, ALPINA claimed its 3.5-liter turbocharged straight-six with 320 hp (316 horsepower) and 384 lb-ft of torque, which was actually more than the E28 M5 of the time. According to ALPINA, 0-62 mph happened in 6.2 seconds, which isn’t fast by today’s standards, but was very fast at the 1987 speed.
Unfortunately, this car carries an exorbitant price tag. At $199,990, it’s more expensive than an ALPINA B7 and a combined M4 contest. You could get a Porsche 911 GT3 and a VW GTI like your daily life. Or, you could get the combination of a BMW 330i and a C8 Corvette and a Porsche Cayman GTS, all for the same price. But then again, you wouldn’t get an ultra-rare, ultra-special ALPINA B7 Turbo/3.