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Alpina to mark its half century with special edition cars

The Kaufbeuren, Germany-based bespoke carmaker is building 50 sedans and 50 coupes to celebrate its 50th year in business.

autos Updated: Mar 27, 2015 17:26 IST
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Alpina-B5-and-B6-Bi-Turbo-Edition-50-models-Photo-AFP

The Kaufbeuren, Germany-based bespoke carmaker is building 50 sedans and 50 coupes to celebrate its 50th year in business.

Like so many Alpinas, these Edition 50 models will be based on BMWs -- the current 5 Series and 6 Series -- but will feature unique, hand-crafted bodies and bespoke interiors and, crucially, a seriously overhauled V8 engine.

The revised powerplant will offer 600hp, and when transplanted into the Edition 50 will result in a 0-100kph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 204mph (328kph), making it the most powerful and one of the fastest cars in the company's history.

Prices will start at €118,000.