The German automaker Alpina Burkard is located in Bavaria. It lets out car which are based on the BMW brands. B. Bovenzipen became the founder of firm in 1965. Initially this firm was located in Kaufberena and realized operational development of the carburetor and a head of the cylinder of the engine. The company received the status of the independent producer in 1983 and the cars released by it began to be called as Alpina though cars are based on development of BMW. Alpina specializes on decrease in mass of the car, improvement of a design of pistons of the engine, control of a transmission, improvement of dynamic characteristics of a suspension bracket.
In parallel with operational development of serial cars, the company prepared also racing cars (since 1968), and itself exposed them in races. In 1970e of its car won the European body championship, the rise championship of Germany on the hill, rally, races of trucks and prestigious race 24 hours Le Mans.
In 1987-1988gg. Alpina came to DTM as factory team with the M3 model together with Zakspeed which racer, to Eric van de Poel, as a result, and got a victory.
In 2007 the firm prepared Alpina of B6s by the rules GT3 for participation in the GT championships where such cars, including in race 24 hours of the Nurnburgring are allowed.
Alpina also develops aerodynamic elements of a personal design. Specialists of firm pay huge attention to adjustment of an interior of a car under the order of a certain client. The company doesn't finish ready cars of BMW and won't be able to be called as tuning studio. BMW secures the order from Alpina, and respectively cars from the very beginning produce under the name of Alpina. Alpin's company annually makes about five hundred rare cars with a fine suspension bracket and unique finishing of an interior. All models of Alpina have available light-alloy twenty-spoke wheels on wheels, firm the label and fine spoilers which establish behind and in front.
In 1989 Alpina developed system electronic managements of coupling and let out with this novelty of a car of Shift Tronik. The company became the pioneer among the competitors who created the serial metal warmed-up catalyst significantly clearing exhaust gases of harmful impurity. Occupied with a car of Alpina a niche of the sedan, most powerful in the class. The firm developed the engine which has the mechanical radial compressor allowing to reduce fuel consumption.1 - 27
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