The fans of the Bavarian automaker that also like the careful tuning upgrades performed by Alpina may rejoice now, as the latter has officially confirmed it’s hitting the market.
Alpina will begin selling its cars in Australia for the first time ever, with the first model to officially arrive on the right-hand drive market being the B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe. BMW’s semi-official performance house will become a presence in certain major metropolitan areas in the country, though their identity hasn’t been announced just yet. The initial batch of Alpina cars to reach Australia will be represented by eight B4 Bi-Turbo Coupes, the model having surpassed the ADR compliance and homologation for sale in Australia procedures. They will mostly be used as demonstrators by dealers and to entice future customers.
Afterwards, the B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe will be followed by the Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible, as well as the B3 Bi-Turbo Sedan and Touring models, as they are already undergoing ADR compliance – on of each becoming available for customer drives as of November. “Alpina has a long history of producing tailored cars based on BMW models and we welcome their presence in the Australian market,” commented chief executive officer of BMW Group Australia Marc Werner. We still know nothing about the flagship B7 Bi-Turbo model that was introduced not long ago – that one will hit the US market this September, as well as the UK in “very small numbers.”