Board: Other Sports Cars Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread

    Alpina-izing my e30?!

    Hey guys,

    Been looking around as to what direction to take my newely acquired 1986 BMW 325e. Having changed the interior to a tan leather, I think with the Le Mans Blue and all the chrome, I should go for the classic look. I'd like to do many performance upgrades either way but it's more of a visual theme im stuck with.

    Here's my friends 1986 BMW 325is M Technic I black on black, euro spec. M-sport suspension, M Technic 1 body kit, M- sport Shifter, Hartge Headers, Hartge strut brace, Hartge spoiler, Hartge exhaust (straight pipes) and shadow line all around. 16" BBS rims.

    bens e30.jpg




    Or the Alpina look.
    Alpina front bumper, Alpina sideskirds, Alpina rear bumper, Alpina Steering wheel, Apina Instrument cluster, Alpina 17" rims, Alpina exhaust, Alpina engine bore and vinyl decals. I would keep all the chrome around the windows and doors. The end result could be something like below! 


    alpina front.jpg



    Either way will take a bit to source the parts, some more $$$ than others but the end result will be beautiful. But i'd like to hear some opinions on the looks of either one. I'm leaning towards that more expensive Alpina-sation Smiley


    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Cosmos Blau on Tan leather.
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)

    Re: Alpina-izing my e30?!

    Personally I prefer the first look. I am very partial to shadowline trim. If you want to keep the chrome I'd say go with the Alpina look as it fits better. I think the first car is dead sexy and would look awesome in Le Mans Blue. Either way I'm looking forward to the results!

    Re: Alpina-izing my e30?!

     i like the Alpina look better.

    Re: Alpina-izing my e30?!

    In your situation, I´d recommend the first version. After all, I find both modifications only appropriate on the more powerful cars, to me Alpina badges only belong on Alpina cars.

    I am uncertain to which extend one can modify the 325e to the regular 325i, since the former is set up to deliver high torque, the later high hp numbers.

    Re: Alpina-izing my e30?!

    Correct me if I'm wrong, is the 325is the only one with limited slip? Other than the M3 of course.

    Re: Alpina-izing my e30?!

    I would prefer the shadow look!



    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 1/28/22 12:18 AM
    517838 1295
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche 911 Turbo S (2020) 1/22/22 9:42 PM
    187726 1158
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 1/9/22 7:08 PM
    75898 401
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 1/22/22 12:34 AM
    74238 761
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Short Review 1/3/22 7:55 AM
    56710 531
    Porsche Sticky ROAD TEST: New 992 Carrera 4S 3/3/21 10:57 PM
    50807 336
    Porsche Sticky Porsche extends the Taycan model range (Taycan 2WD) 2/1/21 12:42 PM
    14155 29
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021) 1/15/22 10:41 PM
    1264 1
    Porsche Cayman GT4 10/5/21 7:04 PM
    478125 3587
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 9/28/21 3:25 AM
    393802 3507
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 11/25/21 12:31 AM
    388967 3949
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/17/21 5:18 PM
    354625 3256
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 1/28/22 3:10 PM
    325959 2654
    Porsche 992 GT3 1/26/22 4:50 PM
    297600 3321
    Porsche OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 9/29/21 1:59 AM
    258025 1587
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 2/11/21 9:22 AM
    170362 1379
    Lambo Lamborghini Huracan and variants 4/9/21 4:32 PM
    121793 1225
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 9/22/21 1:28 AM
    106121 749
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 12/22/21 7:10 PM
    98092 1246
    McLaren F1 7/10/21 7:43 AM
    84046 209
    AMG AMG GT R 1/12/22 6:30 PM
    CGX car nut
    77087 828
    Lambo Aventador and SV 1/14/22 2:22 AM
    76826 699
    Others Tesla 2 the new thread 1/29/22 9:12 AM
    Carlos from SpainM
    57983 1445
    Others Bugatti Chiron 1/13/22 11:07 PM
    45621 507
    Motor Sp. [2021] Formula 1 1/8/22 5:39 PM
    44155 1574
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 12/15/21 8:04 PM
    42788 533
    Porsche GT4RS 1/23/22 1:51 PM
    42468 740
    BMW M BMW M2 Rumors 7/7/21 8:38 PM
    31965 394
    Ferrari 488 Replacement 4/17/21 8:28 PM
    28602 370
    Lambo Urus (SUV) 7/21/21 6:22 PM
    27849 592
    247 items found, displaying 1 to 30.