For those of you that might not know, Alpina is a stand alone car manufacturer in close co-operation with BMW, therefore an Alpina can be bought and serviced at local BMW dealerships, and covered if there is a warranty issue. We recently saw their D3 version, based on the BMW 3 Series Coupe and last year we had the opportunity to see another three Alpina versions at the Frankfurt Auto Show:B3 Biturbo, B5 S and B6 S, corresponding to the 3, 5 and 6 BMW series.
We also knew that it won’t be long until Alpina will have their first model based on the upcoming 2009 BMW 7 Series. Since everything is a big secret when it comes to BMW and their new products, we didn’t have the opportunity to see any photos of the Alpina model based on the new 7er.
But, the amazing, crazy, devoted bimmer fans, managed to snap some photos of it. Two set of phone camera photos were released this morning on the Germancarzone forum and thanks to the great people there, we have the chance to show them to you as well.
Despite the lower quality of the photos, you can clearly see some small changes of the exterior, especially the larger trunck lip. We are missing a clear front end photo, but the side shot shows some changes there as well. What I see different in the photos below are the exhaust pipes which are different on each one of those two vehicles spotted.
Hopefully soon we’ll get to see more, but in the mean time, enjoy them and share with us your thoughts.