1978 BMW Alpina B7 TURBO
6 Cylinder / 3.0 Liter
Odometer: 50,000 miles
Engine turns but not was not used from the early 1990s
Price: $34,500 US Dollars
This one is worth saving if it hasnt been sold already. His price is high but I am sure there is room to negotiate. Its a car that brings back at lot of memories for me when AC Schnitzer, Hartge, and Alpina could be seen around town. I grew up liking these sleeper performance cars. This is a rare car and I believe these BMW tuner cars are going to keep gaining the attention of enthusiasts.
This 1978 BMW Alpina B7 Turbo (Alpina serial number B7-004) is the earliest of the E12-based Alpina car known to exist. The car is been sitting since the ’90s, and is offered as a project with a few rust spots and a good interior. 5 speed dog leg gearbox. Only 149 were made between 1978 and 1982. This car outperformed Porsche 930 back in 1978. Clean title to go , this is a sub 100k car finished, just don’t have the time for her.
In December 1978 the B7 Turbo was built for the first time. It was the first complete vehicle that Alpina produced, and was produced in small series.The B7-engine was the BMW M30 based B30. He made profound changes. Fritz Indra , chief developer of Alpina, used an exhaust gas turbocharger of the type K27 from Kuhnle, Kopp & Kausch (KKK), which at that time high output of 221 kW (300 PS enabled). The torque was 463Newton meters at 2,500 revolutions per minute. KKK manufactured the turbine according to the specifications of Indra. It operated with a variable charge pressure of 0.6 to 0.9 bar. With a minimum open valve, the unit delivered 250 hp, a value that the suction motor reached – but only at a speed higher by 1000 revolutions per minute. At full load pressure the power could be increased to 300 hp. End of the 1970s was the Alpina B7 Turbo the fastest series-produced saloon in the world.
The compression of the engine has been reduced. Special pistons as well as a special resonance suction pipe were used according to the principle of the Hungarian constructor Cser. By connecting the resonance suction pipe to the turbocharger, the combined charging system for ottomotors was achieved. In addition, the Zenith-DL-injection of Karl-Otto Noelle who wore Pierburg produced, the Hartig ignition , an intercooler (air / air cooler) the company Longer & Reich and a Gillet double pipe exhaust system to the success. Alpina has the first series for the Alpina B7 Turbo six-cylinder develops bmw turbo engine.
The gearbox and the rear axle were also optimized on the drive train. This included the rear-cooling system, which was genius at that time. The oil is set in motion via a mechanical oil pump by means of a belt drive on the right drive shaft and can thus circulate in the housing and oil cooler. In addition, an HA temperature display was installed in the cockpit in order to keep the driver constantly informed about the upcoming temperatures, as 140 ° C should not be exceeded. As a special feature, the rear axle also had a 25% lock.
The car had a specially developed chassis with light-alloy wheels in the style of the house as well as tires of the sizes 205/55 front and 225/50 rear, which in the 1970s were still considered wide. Leather steering wheel, wooden gear knob, footrest, the alpina decor (outside) in the colors gold or silver and a silver – plated production number plaque in the interior belonged to the standard equipment of the model. Furthermore, the vehicles were equipped as standard with an additional tank, which increased the tank capacity to 109 liters.
149 vehicles of the type Alpina B7 Turbo were built in little more than three years. 1981-82 were 60 specimens built with 330 hp, as Alpina B7 S Turboreferred.