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Open Roads, August | Lot 216

1998 BMW Alpina B12 5.7 LWB

$50,000 - $60,000 USD | Not Sold

Canada | Etobicoke, Ontario

28 July - 4 August 2021


Chassis No.
Documents
WAPBC57L08PD30042
Canadian Registration
  • One of the rarest, most interesting, and exciting full-size four-door sedans of the 1990s
  • One of only 59 long-wheelbase versions of the B12 5.7 ever produced, out of a total production of 202
  • Truly a BMW 7 Series on steroids, powered by the M73 5.4-liter V-12 engine, enlarged to 5.7-liters and fitted with a different camshaft and valves, and larger pistons
  • Five-speed ZF automatic transmission with Alpina-exclusive “Switch-Tronic” transmission, among the first in the world to allow manual gear changes via buttons on the steering wheel
  • Suspension modified with stiffer springs and dampers for sportier handling without sacrificing ride quality
  • Features upgraded brakes and larger, signature Alpina multi-spoke wheels
  • Finished in Alpina Blue Metallic with gold pinstripes over Anthracite Buffalo Leather with Alpina Rhomboid Pattern blue-and-green inserts and Anthracite Birch wood trim
  • Power front and rear seats, factory stereo with cassette player and trunk-mounted, six-disc CD changer, rear seat trays, and rear audio and climate controls in center armrest
  • Imported by the current owner from Japan to Canada
  • Showing less than 85,600 kilometers on the odometer as of cataloguing time
  • The ultimate marriage of luxury and performance

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