One of BMW’s best looking cars in history was the E24-generation BMW 6 Series. It’s long, sharknose hood and short rear deck gave it almost perfect proportions and it’s still one of the best looking Bimmers of all time. Even better looking still is the ALPINA B7S Turbo Coupe, based on the E24 6er, which brings all of ALPINA’s classic styling to an already beautiful car. This particular 1982 B7S Turbo Coupe is no exception.
This specific 1982 example is painted in one of ALPINA’s classic colors schemes, green with gold livery. It also gets the classic ALPINA wheels, which are considerably smaller than they are today and, arguably, better looking. Stunning looking car. But what’s even more interesting is the interior.
Inside the ALPINA B7S Turbo Coupe is a color combination that’s sure to polarize fans. A combination of black leather and green plaid seat inserts make the seats look very ’80s. I actually can’t tell whether or not I like it but it’s certainly interesting. More importantly, it’s very ALPINA, which is what you want when you’re buying one. The whole point of buying an ALPINA BMW is to get a car that’s different from every other BMW on the road, something more unique and special. This is definitely unique.
The ALPINA B7S Turbo Coupe was based on the BMW 635CSi, which means it used a 3.5 liter straight-six engine. That I6 was originally naturally-aspirated, while in the 635CSi. Except ALPINA slapped a turbocharger on it, as well as some other upgrades, so it ended up making 330 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. That power was sent through a five-speed manual gearbox to just the rear-wheels. That allowed the B7S Turbo Coupe to get from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, which isn’t crazy fast by today’s standards but certainly fast enough.
We have a special place in our hearts for ALPINAs, especially old ones. Combine that with the good looks of the E24 6 Series and this ALPINA B7S Turbo Coupe is a winner.