Alpina B8

The Alpina B8 4.0 was available from Alpina from March 1994. A total of 4 cars were built and all went to Japanese customers. All of these cars were 4-door sedans.

Because BMW was about to launch the M3 3.2 with 321 hp, Alpina needed a stronger motor and decided to use the bigger 4.6 l engine from the B10 4.6.

In order to fit the V8 inside the E36 engine compartment, the motor had to be installed from top. A special made flat oil pan and oil pump was installed. 

Model series Alpina engine code cyl. kW/hp/rpm Nm/rpm BMW base engine ccm built prod. numbers
B8 4.0 Kat. Lim. E36 F1/1 8 230/313/5700 410/4500 M60 3982 8.95 - 1.96 4 (Jap)
B8 4.6 Lim. E36 F2/1 8 245/333/5700 470/3900 M60 4619 1.95 - 3.98 93
B8 4.6 Coupé E36 F2/1 8 245/333/5700 470/3900 M60 4619 4.95 - 8.98 78
B8 4.6 Cabrio E36 F2/1 8 245/333/5700 470/3900 M60 4619 8.95 - 9.98 23
B8 4.6 Touring E36 F2/1 8 245/333/5700 470/3900 M60 4619 2.96 - 8.98 27

 

B8 (Limo #004) on the dyno:  video   dyno graph (338 hp, 493 Nm)

B8 (Coupe #002)  dyno graph (340 hp, 472 Nm)


(c) 2004

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