The Alpina B12 Coupe started life as an already-cool BMW 850CSi, but Alpina decided to bore the 5.6-litre V12 out to 5.7-litres before fitting a modified intake, crankshaft, camshaft and stainless-steel exhaust system. As a result, power jumped from 375bhp to 410bhp and torque sat at a nice round 420lb ft.
Rumour has it that Alpina was suitably impressed with BMW Motorsport’s work on the standard 850, so not too much else was altered mechanically. The brakes were left as standard and only the front springs were changed in the suspension setup. There was, however, the option of either a six-speed Getrag manual or a new Alpina-developed Shift-Tronic auto gearbox.