1999 Alpina B10 3.3 Touring


  • Wonderful condition throughout
  • Manual gearbox example
  • Low ownership
  • Incredible history folder
  • Original owner from new - 2015

The Appeal

Alpina has always been something of an ‘if you know, you know’ manufacturer, meaning they appealed to enthusiasts from the outset. Taking BMW’s executive coupes, saloons and estates (or Tourings, if you want to use the marque terminology) and one-upping them is no mean feat, but that’s exactly what Alpina do.

This is no back-alley upgrade either; oh no. Alpina arguably make even the best BMWs better, tweaking the engine, suspension and transmissions, adding subtle (and some not-so-subtle) exterior upgrades, and generally refining ‘the ultimate driving machine’ even further, with the end goal of building a comfortable, well-equipped GT car that can embarrass cars far more expensive and powerful when out on the open road.

For those that wanted to cover mammoth mileage with ease and have fun in the process, but still require practicality to cart the family and perhaps a dog or two around, the Alpina Touring models were the logical choice, and that’s exactly what we have here. 

First registered in 1999, the original owner had the car from new until 2015, and it has since passed through the hands of just two further keepers before coming to our vendor in 2018. Cherished, cosseted and maintained irrespective of cost throughout its lifetime, the condition of this B10 is simply astounding, and hides its age and mileage with apparent ease. Trust us, this is not one you want to miss out on…

Oh, and it’s a manual. Just in case it couldn’t get any better!

Specification Highlights:

  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto air-conditioning
  • Trip computer
  • Electric windows/mirrors
  • Top-tinted windscreen
  • Reverse camera
  • DAB radio
  • Multi-function Alpina steering wheel
  • Alpina cloth interior and floor mats
  • Electric sunroof
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • ‘Sports’ seats
  • Xenon headlights with wash system
  • Front/rear fogs

The History and Paperwork

  • V5 registered keepers document, showing 3 former keepers
  • One owner from new until 2015
  • Maintained regardless of cost throughout its lifetime
  • Outstanding history folder, arranged in chronological order and individual files
  • Two sets of keys
  • Full Alpina/BMW book pack with a well-stocked service book
  • Original bill of sale present, along with a specification sheet
  • Pampered in current ownership - garaged

The Interior

  • Alpina-specific cloth interior in wonderful condition
  • No rips or tears to the interior, some light ‘bunching’ on the outer bolsters of the front seats
  • Custom-made rear seat and luggage area covers included
  • Wooden inlays in excellent shape throughout with minimal wear
  • Light commensurate wear visible to high-traffic areas such as the front mats, door cards, door sill covers and steering wheel
  • No sagging or wear visible to the headliner / sunroof cover
  • No known electrical faults or issues, nor any obvious dead pixels on the displays
  • Upgraded Alpine stereo unit fitted - original Alpina unit included

The Exterior

  • Wonderful condition throughout
  • Recently-applied Alpina graphics - crisp and sharp
  • No bodywork damage or known accident history
  • Small area of wear visible on the offside edge of the boot lid
  • Very minor blemishes such as stone chips and light scratches visible on the front end / doors, commensurate with the vehicle’s age and mileage
  • Small scuff visible on the offside rear bumper, and a minor ‘pin’ dent visible on the offside rear wing
  • Small chip on the lower offside edge of the windscreen
  • Matching Michelin PS4 tyres, wheels are untroubled by kerbing or damage

The Mechanicals

  • Six-cylinder engine in rude mechanical health, starting with ease both hot and cold and running smoothly
  • The vendor reports that the oil consumption of this engine is significantly below both expectations and factory tolerances, with a figure of 1,760 miles / litre. 
  • Only run on shell E5 petrol in current ownership, though Alpina have confirmed the car will run on E10 should the next owner wish to do so
  • Engine bay in tidy condition throughout, with no signs of any issues or leaks (though the oil filter housing is typically dirty)
  • In the current ownership, the car has received new front discs and pads, a new MAF, new battery, and had a small (50p sized) patch of corrosion professionally repaired.
  • Prior to current ownership, the car received significant attention to the rear subframe area, which has been documented in the extensive invoice folder and a photograph of this invoice shown in the gallery below
  • The most recent MoT took place on 05 January 2023, resulting in a clean pass with no advisory items at 98,403 miles


For those looking for a continent-crushing family wagon with style, pace and practicality, you can’t go far wrong with an Alpina. Those that know will give you a respectful nod or comment, whilst those that are blissfully unaware will simply pass your car by, which is all part of the appeal of these ‘skunkworks’ Alpina models. 

Offered for sale from cherished ownership and with both and outstanding factory specification and almost ridiculously well-stocked history folder, this is an opportunity not to be missed by anyone looking for a retro-cool family car, or any Alpina enthusiasts. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make BMW
  • Model B10 3.3 Touring
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 98,404 Miles
  • Engine size 3300
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Melksham
  • Location Wiltshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
18 bids
  • al•••• £18,000 05/02/23
  • al•••• £17,750 05/02/23
  • Ra•••• £17,500 05/02/23
  • Ra•••• £17,250 05/02/23
  • al•••• £17,000 05/02/23
  • Ra•••• £16,750 05/02/23
  • al•••• £16,500 05/02/23
  • Ra•••• £16,250 05/02/23
  • al•••• £16,000 05/02/23
  • al•••• £15,750 05/02/23

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