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You'll Want This
Offspring of Airplanes
and Typewriters
By James Chew
P
redicting the future from single
points of data or time often
fails. Yogi Berra said, " It's
tough to make predictions, especially
about the future " . Most recently, a
self-proclaimed climate change
doomsayer had to delete her tweet
that the world would come to end
in 2023.
If one were to predict the future
of an aircraft engine company in
1917 and a typewriter company in
1962, it is highly unlikely that one
would have foreseen the creation of
the wonderful 2023 Alpina B8.
When the Alpina typewriter
division was closed, oddly enough,
Alpina tried to get into the textile
business. However, its business
success with carburetors and crankshafts
led Alpina to create a
performance-car parts division.
Today one can visit the Alpina
performance parts company
website (https://www.alpina-automobiles.com/en/)
to get ideas for
tuning one's BMW. By the way, in
March 2022, BMW purchased
Alpina.
Recently I had the pleasure of
driving confidently through monsoon-like
weather conditions in an
Alpina Blue Metallic B8. Whether
cruising through the streets of San
Francisco or Orange County, or the
freeways between Sacramento and
San Francisco, on the (open) coastal
road between Northern and Southern
California, or the Southern California
freeway systems, or while making a
pilgrimage to the intersection of
California Routes 46 and 41, the
2023 Alpina B8 provided a quiet,
upscale, luxury performance driving
environment, making it enjoyable for
both the driver and the passengers.
With a seductive exterior Gran
Coupe design, the Alpina B8 attracts
■ If this doesn't make you want to jump in and drive, then you don't have gasoline in your blood.
a crowd. One of the first questions
asked is " what's the difference
between the Alpina and an M8? " .
The best analogy is that M is
comparable to AMG and Alpina is
comparable to Maybach. While all
four sub-brands offer outstanding
luxury performance vehicles, M and
AMG emphasize performance, while
Alpina and Maybach emphasize
luxury. More on that later.
Alpina's relationship with BMW
DID NOT begin by supplying
typewriters. Rather, it began in
1962 when the founder of Alpina
developed a Weber dual carburetor
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