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Alpina B12 6.0 E-Kat E38

Alpina B12 6.0 E-Kat E38 Photo 166 The B12 6.0 E-KAT is the fastest Alpina ever to be based on the BMW 7-series and also features the largest and most powerful engine in Alpina history. In order to achieve the healthy 430hp (DIN), the 6.0L engine is fitted with light Mahle aluminum pistons, reworked camshafts, intakes and exhaust, BOSCH Motronic M5.2.1 fuel injection and various other features. Torque also rises to 600 Nm, 500 of which are available at only 1700 rpm. The E-KAT part of the nomenclature represents the exhaust systems with steel catalyst that greatly lowers emissions without having a large impact on performance. All this power is sent to the wheels (wrapped in 245/40ZR20 tires up front and 275/35ZR20 out back) through the only available gearbox, a 5-speed Switch-Tronic unit developed in conjunction with ZF. If you're looking for the perfect Autobahn cruiser, and a car that also has a both firm and supple suspension to provide an entertaining drive, one of these 94 B12 6.0s is the one to get. - by Traian Popescu

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