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Alpina B12 E38 Sedan (1995-2000)

Neoscore 81%

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Alpina B12 (chassis code E38) is a high-performance full-size luxury sedan in production from 1995 to 2000. It was available with two displacement levels of a modified M73 naturally-aspirated V12 engine. The vehicle was based on the E38 BMW 750i.
Corresponding to the pre-facelift E38, the Alpina B12 used a 5.7L engine; this was increased to 6.0L in facelift guise. Both were mated to ZF's 5HP30 5-speed automatic transmission.
In enlarging the displacement from the stock 5.4L, Alpina beefed up the internals of the block, added new cylinder heads, and modified the intake, exhaust, and fuel management system. The vehicle also came with Alpina's body kit and interior upgrades.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 81% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptionally gorgeous
  • Very smooth V12
  • Rather good reliability record
Cons
  • No manual transmission

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Specifications

Variants:
B12 5.7 E-Kat
B12 6.0 E-Kat

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity
95.0 L / 25.1 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
460 kg / 1014 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
245/40 ZR20, 275/35 ZR20

Construction

B12 5.7 E-KatBody Style
4-door Sedan
B12 6.0 E-KatBody Style
Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1415 mm / 55.7 in
Size | Length
4984 mm / 196.2 in
Size | Width
1862 mm / 73.3 in
Track Width | Front
1552.0 mm / 61.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1554.0 mm / 61.2 in
Weight
2035.0 kg / 4486.4 lbs
Wheelbase
2930 mm / 115.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.1 sec
Fuel Economy
11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (combined)
Top Speed
280.0 km/h / 174.0 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Engine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Engine | Displacement
5.6 L / 344.5 cu-in / 5646.0 cc
B12 5.7 E-KatEngine | Power
387.0 hp / 288.6 kW @ 5200 rpm
B12 6.0 E-KatEngine | Power
430.0 hp / 320.7 kW
Engine | Specific Output
68.5 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
560 Nm / 413.0 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
B12 5.7 E-KatEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V12 engine with 2 values per cylinder
B12 6.0 E-KatEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V12 engine with 2 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

B12 5.7 E-KatAvailability
1995 ~ 1998
B12 6.0 E-KatAvailability
1999 ~ 2000

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