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Old 10-07-2003, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Based off the E34 535i, the Alpina B10 adds a couple of Garrett T25 turbos to boost power BIGTIME...

I'm looking into getting an E34 540i 6-speed and I really love the B10 look. Anyone have any idea if I could find an Alpina lookalike kit?



Engine

3430cc, Inline 6 cylinder, twin turbo

Bore / Stroke

92mm / 86mm, Mahle Pistons

Compression Ratio

7.2:1

Block / Head

Aluminium Alloy / Cast Iron

Valve Gear

SOHC, 2Valves per cylinder

Ignition

Bosch Motronic M1.2 fuel injection

Max Power

360 Bhp (PS-DIN), 268Kw (ISO) @ 6000rpm

Max Torque

384 lb/ft, 521nm @ 4000rpm

Turbochargers

2 x Water-Cooled, matched Garrett T-25

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Transmission

5 Speed Manual, Getrag 290

Differential

25% Limited Slip with Alpina cooling fins

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Suspension front

Independant McPherson Struts

Suspension rear

Semi-Trailing arms, Fitchel/Sachs Self-levelling

Steering

Recirculating, Power Assisted, 3.2 turns lock-to-lock



Brakes Front

Lucas/Girling 13.0" (330mm) vented, 4 pot caliper

Brakes Rear

11.8" (300mm) disc, 2 pot caliper



Wheels

Alpina 20 spoke, aluminium

Tyres

Front 8.5J 235/45/ZR17, Rear 9.5J 265/45/ZR17




0-60mph

5.2 seconds

0-100mph

12.1 seconds

Quarter Mile

13.2 seconds

Top Speed

179.2mph

Standing Km

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L/100km

8.8@90km/h, 11.2@120km/h, 17.4 City
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Interior wood accent is very similar to E39...
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Check the badass digital boost gauge...
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300km/h Speedo for crazy ass people like us!
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so you are looking for a way to turn a regular 535i in to this monster?
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just body style wise... I'm actually planning on twin turboing a 540...
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The project will probably happen quite a bit down the road, but I'm looking at getting a pair of small turbos ball bearing Garrett T25s would work fine, and boosting about 12.5 to 13PSI max. That would be equivalent (but infinitely more efficient) to the Dinan stage 3 supercharger which produces about 426hp and 398lbs/ft of torque. I plan on running each turbo through it's own individual intercooler (probably going to try to Ebay ICs from a 300zxTT, it uses individual ICs) and back into a main intake manifold, most likely a modified version of the stock one. I'm also going to see if I can possibly find a performance engine rebuild kit so I can have a fully balanced motor. I'm also planning on Dinan exhaust and Dinan hot cams (unless anybody else makes good quality E34 540i parts) I'm still trying to figure out how to rig up Air Mass Meters to run in parallel. Anybody who knows about this, I would appreciate it.

I mostly just want the Alpina body for it's beauty. I can promise that the car will go much harder than any B10.
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check on the Nikasil in the E34 M60/2 engine before tossing high power mods.
an updated engine with Alusil should be installed
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