This is the first Alpina car based on the third-generation E34 5-series, which came in 1988.
The B10 3,5 has the same 254 bhp catalyst engine as in later versions of the B6 3,5. The major modifications made to the engine are new Mahle-pistons, a modified cylinder-head, a new camshaft and a reprogrammed Motronic system. Alpina have also fitted it´s own exhaust system and catalyst. The engine produces 254 bhp and has a torque of 325 Nm. The gearbox is a 5-speed manual but a 4-speed automatic was available as an option.
To handle the improved performance Alpina fits, as always, new springs and shock absorbers which is specially made for Alpina by Bilstein. And behind the 17in Alpina wheels with 235/45 tires at front and 265/40 tires at rear, bigger and more powerful brakes are mounted.
The interior changes include Recaro seats with Alpina upholstery, a new leather-covered steering wheel made by Momo and new gearknob. The only visual changes are a front spoiler, the wheels, the exhaust pipes and the badges.
Alpina claimed a 0-100 km/h time of 7,4 seconds and a top speed of 252 km/h. In Auto Motor und Sport´s test the 0-100 km/h time was exactly the same but the top speed was higher, 255 km/h.
The first car was built in April 1988 and the last one in December 1992. A total of 572 cars were made.