BMW tuning guide, we take a look at the latest and greatest tuning mods for the Alpina and report on the best trends and latest power tuning mods.
Available in standard form with power of upto 494bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the Alpina. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 543.4bhp to 839.8bhp depending on how far you want to go. The larger power figure would need major work like a rebore, balancing, porting polishing and an agressive cam. It would also take a fairly hefty dose of forced induction.
The more powerful Alpina Saloons provide a suitable donor engine for the lower powered models in the range. Looking at what BMW have done with their top of the range Alpinas you get an idea for the tuning potential open to you. The most frequent modification we see on the Alpina include sports exhausts, air intakes or induction kits and a fuel pressure boost valve.
The next level of modifications involve taking more aggressive action. The Alpina responds well to a fast road cam which is one of the best value mods out there. Internal engine modifications that should be high up on your list would be polishing and porting the head.
The most powerful Alpina Saloon in our database offers 494 bhp. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 543.4 bhp to 839.8bhp with mods we have outlined above.
You will get even larger power gains for these tuning mods on a Alpinas. A simple remap and better intercooler will almost double your power.The Alpinas come in various power levels right up to 494bhp. On a motorsport prepared Alpina it is possible to achieve power figures of anywhere approaching 642.2bhp to 938.6bhp. But this sort of power requires some pretty heavy investment and a hell of a lot of engine work. . Many Alpina owners improve the handling of their cars with slightly stiffer springs. Although lowering improves handling you should stick to a drop of 35mm.
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