This unlocked zero to 60 mph sprints in a hair over seven seconds, as well as a top speed of 140 mph, meaning this Alpina could run with the best of its day. And it only got better. In 1981, the B6 2.8’s intake was revised, which brought forth a healthy 218 horsepower. By comparison, the 1981 323i ended its run with just 140 ponies to play with. This was quite the car.
It got a thorough reworking inside and out as well. Alpina set the B6 2.8 on Bilstein shocks with shorter springs and bespoke 15-inch alloy wheels. Outside, it’s hard to miss the brand’s calling card stripes, splitter, and spoiler, while inside the Alpina trades its standard seats for a pair of Recaro buckets and its steering wheel for a sleek Momo unit.
All in all, it’s quite a good look, and remarkably this rare purveyor of speed is currently on the market. The car recently surfaced in Bad Bentheim, Germany, with 85,000 miles to its name. Needless to say, it won’t likely come cheap.