• [E34]
  • B10 3.0 Allrad B10 3.5/1 B10 4.0 B10 4.6 B10 BiTurbo
  • Introduction

    In 1993, Alpina was forced to phase out the popular B10 3.5/1 and B10 BiTurbo models as the 3.5 litre straight-six M30 engine was taken out of production by BMW. The obvious replacement for this iconic BMW engine was the new generation V8 M60 engine.

    The B10 4.0 was the first Alpina car, together with the B11 4.0, to have a V8 engine under the hood. It was available as both saloon and touring.


    The B10 4.0 engine has similar engine capacity as BMW´s original 4.0 litre V8 engine, however has been fitted with higher-compression Mahle pistons, modified intake system and reprogrammed Motronic system. The engine produces 315 bhp (from 286 bhp) and torque of 410 Nm (from 400 Nm).

    The gearbox is a six-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic gearbox.


    The B10 4.0 has Alpina-Bilstein suspension with gas-pressure dampers and progressive springs. The wheels are 17in high with 235 tires at the front and 265 tires at the rear.


    This B10 4.0 has the same interior changes as the predecessor B10 3.5/1.
    A key difference is the steering-wheel.

    From the outside, the B10 4.0 can be recognized by its new front spoiler and wide E34 V8 kidneys.


    For the B10 4.0 Switchtronic, Alpina claimed a 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 265 km/h.


    Between April 1993 and August 1995 only 49 B10 4.0 were built.