1982 Alpina B6 2.8

The Alpina B6 2.8/1 was the successor to the E21 B6 2.8 that was based on the second-generation E30 3-Series. The B6 2.8/1 was based on the 323i and given a modified BMW 2.8-liter engine. Alpina modified the engine with lighter Mahle-pistons, updated combustion chamber, camshaft, and exhaust, and increased the compression ratio. A new electronic ignition system was installed. With the modifications, the engine produced 210 horsepower and offered 270 NM of torque. The engine was mated to a Getrag five-speed transmission and Girling disc brakes were installed. Modifications continued to the suspension which were given stiffer, gas-pressure Bilstein shocks along with shorter, progressive springs. This reduced the car's height by 20 mm. New tires and alloy rims were added to all four corners.

Inside, the B6 was given a leather-covered Alpina steering wheel made by Momo, Alpina instruments, Recaro seats, and an Alpina gear-knob.

Production of the B6 2.8/1 lasted from November of 1983 to July of 1986 with a total of 259 cars built.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2015

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BMW Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
35,746
November 2019
31,213
October 2019
25,440
September 2019
27,467
July 2019
23,015
June 2019
31,627
May 2019
27,109
April 2019
23,816
March 2019
32,228
February 2019
23,558
January 2019
18,102
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Model Year Production

#1#2#3BMW
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)87,839
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)96,759
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)87,832
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)87,832
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)407,507
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)63,618
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)337,757
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)330,087
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)328,281
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)320,853
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)290,236

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