• [E32]
  • B11 3.5 B11 4.0 B12 5.0
  • Introduction

    In 1987, just after the E32 7-series was presented, the B11 3.5 was introduced.


    At first, Alpina offered the B11 3.5 with the engine from the E28 B10 3.5 & E30 B6 3.5 – with or without catalyst. However, the B11 3.5 is more comfort-oriented and therefore not as powerful, 250 bhp instead of 261 without catalyst.

    In 1988 the B11 3.5 received the 254 bhp engine from the E34 B10 3.5/1. The B11 3.5 was available with a 5-speed manual gearbox but a 4-speed automatic was optional.


    The BMW E32 7-series is the drivers choice of all luxury cars. But the Alpina B11 3.5 is even better thanks to Bilstein gas-pressure dampers at both front and rear, stiffer and shorter springs and 17in Alpina alloys with 235/45 tires at front and 265/40 tires at rear. The front brake discs are ventilated.


    The B11 3.5 has the usual Alpina changes inside such as a leather-covered steering-wheel, a gearknob of fine wood and Alpina upholstery with blue and green stripes made of leather. The only visual changes, if the car isn´t equipped with the optional stripes or is painted in one of Alpina´s colours, is the front spoiler and the badges. And the wheels of course.


    For the 254 bhp version, Alpina claimed a 0-100 km/h time of 7,6 seconds and a top speed of 245 km/h. In Auto Motor und Sport´s test of the 240 bhp version it accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 7,6 seconds, 0-160 km/h in 18,8 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 33,2 seconds and had a top speed of 247 km/h.


    Between 1987 and 1993 a total of 332 cars were built.