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what is Alpina

I got a 1995 bmw 5 series from my dad and it has Alpina printed everywhere under the bonnet on the engine and covers and body. can explain what that means? if it helps I have a three letter engine( I though 5 series had 2.5L from this era). any help would be awesome because I am a little confused.
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Alpina is one of the groups that does performace enhancements to BMWs. It makes your car a little more special than the stock BMW equivalent version of your car.


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I got a 1995 bmw 5 series from my dad and it has Alpina printed everywhere under the bonnet on the engine and covers and body. can explain what that means? if it helps I have a three letter engine( I though 5 series had 2.5L from this era). any help would be awesome because I am a little confused.
Alpina is a Manufacturer of BMW racing cars that branched into modifying production class cars from BMW. Their motto is "Comfort and Performance". With that most of the changes they make to BMW models is larger displacement engines, beefier suspensions for increased ride comfort, and upgraded interiors.

They are traditionally marked with the "Alpina stripes" on the sides of the car with differnet front valencance's over stock. A true Alpina will also have a unique dash plate on the glovebox identifying it as an Alpina GMBH model with the number of which car in the series it is. Example: 24 of 200.

As you can tell by the number above, most are quite limited in production runs. Most models are less then 400, with some being less then 100 made.

If you have any more Alpina questions please feel free to ask. I ask that you could post pictures for me!

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