Originally Posted by TerryY
Alpina used the same designation B12 for both the 7 and 8 series models they sold.
So a B12 could be a 740, 750 or 850 converted to their Specs.
Alpina is actually considered a Manufacturer.
An Alpina is titled as an Alpina, not a BMW. That is why you don't see real Alpinas here in the US.
Because the VIN is not BMW, importation does not follow the simpler rules that bringing in a Euro BMW does.
Oh nice, kind of like RUF in Porsche?
What all does Alpina do to the car to be classified as a Manufacturer?