Presented in mora metallic this stunning BMW Alpina B12 6.0 is a monster.
The fastest saloon car of it's time our B12 is reputably the highest spec'd of them all. Super rare in RHD there were just 7 produced. Coming with a full service history this car wants for nothing. It is offered for sale having just had a full inspection 2 service and is in mint turn key condition.
The list of extras on this 7 series is comprehensive and is present alongside an exhaustive history folder which contains receipts and info for everything done to the car over the past 20 years.
Full Nappa Leather in Champagne including:
Front & rear seats
Front & back electronic headrests
Door trims & inserts
Middle & tunnel console
Lower parts of dashboard, including glove box & lower B pillars
Remaining interior in Black like Montana leather including:
Door top shoulder strips, upper part of dashboard & gear selector.
Ceiling in light beige
Piping to all seats in Nappa amethyst
Amethyst carpets with amethyst velour mats
Binding of amethyst floor mats in Champagne Napper leather
Rear parcel shelf in amethyst Nappa leather
Trunk & lid in Amethyst Nappa leather
Toolkit in Champagne Nappa leather
Trunk carpet overmat amethyst velpour bound in Nappa leather
Navigation system with TV & on board computer without CD Rom
Second handset in rear
Radio BMW Professional RDS
BMW 6 CD changer
Hifi System professional
Cassette storage box
Sun protection glass
3rd Brake Light
National Specification Great Britain
Europe Dealer book in English
Remote alarm setting
Drive away safeguard
Dewaxing & final control service
Alpina Production number 031
The BMW Alpina B12
The last of the naturally aspirated BMW 7 series, the magnificent e38 was an irresistible mix of luxury, exclusivity & performance. BMW never made an M7 but in the guise of the Alpina B12 6.0 the e38 was the ultimate car.
The B12 badge was reserved for Alpina's flagship cars. Previously the e31 and e 32 donned the famous moniker and when Alpina produced the e38 they pushed the boundaries to a whole different level.
Having previously released the 5.7 litre version of the e38 in 1999 Alpina decided that they wanted to go one step further with the B12 6.0, which debuted at the Geneva Motor show. The v12 was enlarged to 6 litres which produces 430bhp and 600nm of torque at 4,200rpm.
Performance is blistering. 0-62mph in less than 6 seconds and would clear 1km in 23.5 seconds, which was faster than it's closest rival the Ferrari F355. The top speed is in excess of 180mph.
The car features Alpina's pioneering E-Kat, an electrically heated catalytic converter which improved the control of the exhaust emissions during the engine's warm up phase. The E-cat named was dropped form the title and badges for 6 litre. It was finished off with a delicious quad exhaust system.
Externally other body modifications were subtle. 20" alpina staggered alloy wheels shod in Michelin Pilot sport rubber, front lip spoiler and simple chrome lettering on the boot meant that the initiated would easily mistake it for a standard 7 series. If selected the optional Alpina pinstripes added an extra dimension to the appearance.
The same five speed ZF 5HP30 automatic gearbox was used with Switch-Tronic steering wheel control alongside a lower final drive. Uprated springs in conjunction with Bilstein gas dampers contributed to it's magic carpet ride.
In 1999 the e38 received a facelift meaning that the new 6.0 was all new in both visual terms and performance. There were just 94 6.0 litres produced and just 7 in RHD.