In the hammer a rare Alpina B12 5.7 LWB

For many, the E38 is the most beautiful 7ara, it combines, I would say, luxury with a, rather more “sporty” character compared to the previous and next models of the 7 Series.

The present, however, is not a random 7ara. Alpina got its hands on it and in 1998, introduced the B12 5.7 LWB, based on the E38. Only 59 such cars were built and the M73 V12 acquired new Mahle pistons, a new crank, as well as a new Bosch injection system.

Engine capacity rose to 5.7 liters, output was 387 hp at 5,200 rpm and torque at 560 Nm at 4100 rpm.

Alpina has replaced the automatic transmission and equipped the 202 B12 5.7 with ZF’s new 5-speed Shift-tronic transmission, with changes made via paddles.

The Shift-tronic is believed to have been the forerunner of BMW’s SMG gearboxes. With all the above changes, the B12 5.7 could accelerate from a standstill to the first 100 km / h in 6.4 seconds and the speedometer stopped at 280 km / h.

It is painted in blue and inside we find a navigation system, telephones for driver and passengers, heated, leather seats, TV and VHS and everything that could make the movement of passengers comfortable and luxurious.

The buyer will also receive all the documents certifying the authenticity of the model and its complete history, it has traveled, so far 85,600 kilometers and is in excellent condition.

RM Sotheby’s, which has taken over the sale, estimates that it will reach a price between 50,000 and 60,000 dollars.

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