Published on February 18th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


BMW ALPINA C1 2.3. Classic Sports Sedan


This two door sedan was based on the classic BMW E21 3 series. Only 533 cars were built and its engine was borrowed from the larger sibling, the BMW 528i which also shared its 5-speed Getrag gearbox.

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In proper tune this engine will produce 167bhp and a possible top speed of 208km/h. Not bad for its time and even today if you can find an original unit There were a couple running around Klang Valley in the early 1970’s and we do believe that both are still surviving, probably well kept in a covered garage in a unassuming neighborhood with little thought of its real value today.


BMW Alpina C1, 1980 Model Specifications
Engine: 6-cylinder k-jetronic
Displacement: 2,315cc
Horsepower: 167bhp @ 6,000rpm
Torque: 210Nm. @ 4,500rpm
Transmission: Five-speed manual
0-60mph: 7.9 seconds
Top speed: 208km/h

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