2001 ALPINA B10 V8 - £8,995
BMW Alpina B10 V8 Individual Switchtronic, 2001
Build number: BMW Alpina B10 V8 086/1
Private registration: B10 LLD
Topaz Blue Metallic (code 364) with Black Leather upholstery
A simply vast specification including double glazing, 3-stage heated, electrically adjustable, active Comfort seats for driver and passenger, double glazing, Individual anthracite roof lining, Individual sun protection glass, Individual high gloss satin chrome, electrically adjustable rear sunblind and manual side rear blinds, electric steering wheel adjustment, electric sunroof, front & rear Park Distance Control (PDC), rain sensor, Automatic Air Conditioning, MK 4 Navigation System (Professional), xenon headlights, cruise control, Voice Input System, CD Changer (6), BMW LA wheel (parallel spoke 82) plus the desirable HiFi System Professional DSP (option 677A). A full specification list is provided below for your review.
I have for sale my Alpina B10 V8 which is in a very good condition with sensible mileage for the year and maintained to a very high standard.
Power for the B10 V8 is provided by the legendary BMW M62B46 V8. After assembly at BMW the cars were taken to the Alpina factory and the engine was modified by increasing the displacement to 4619 cc, new crankshaft, re profiled camshafts, lighter higher compression Mahle pistons were fitted and a re-programmed engine management system along with re-profiled and ported cylinder head. As a result power was boosted to 342bhp with a claimed 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed over 170mph.
My car was built in February 2001. It has a well recorded history of regular maintenance with the most recent oil service being carried out only around 2,000 miles ago at the well-respected BMW specialist ETA Motorsport using Castrol Edge Titanium 0w-30 FST.
The comprehensive service history includes maintenance provided both by main dealers and well respected BMW specialists:
Damon Hill BMW, 13/06/2001, 1186 miles
L & C Banstead BMW, 25/02/2002, 15813 miles
L & C Banstead BMW, 06/01/2003, 30076 miles
Cooper Banstead BMW, 11/11/2003, 43975 miles
Cooper Banstead BMW, 15/10/2004, 57665 miles
Cooper Banstead BMW, 28/09/2005, 71605 miles
Cooper Banstead BMW, 15/09/2006, 85569 miles
Cooper Banstead BMW, 05/07/2007, 100278 miles
Cooper Banstead BMW, 23/07/2008, 114247 miles
Cooper Banstead BMW, 03/05/2012, 129470 miles
Millstream BMW specialist, 04/06/2014, 130296 miles
Millstream BMW specialist, 17/06/2015, 134839 miles
ETA BMW specialist, 21/07/2017, 137590 miles
Replace fuel filter
Replace timing chain tensioner
ETA BMW specialist, 04/08/2017, 138222 miles
Replace front control arm bushes
Lepsons Alloy Wheels, 19/09/2017
All four wheels refurbished
ETA BMW specialist, 06/10/2017, circa 139000 miles
Replace LH and RH lower control arms
Virtually brand new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyres are fitted to the front with Continental ContiSport 3 tyres fitted to the rear with plenty of tread left.
The MOT is valid through until 21st June 2018 and there are four green lights showing on the service indicator meaning you will be able to complete many miles before the next service is due.
Thanks to it being well maintained and having covered a sensible mileage for the year, the engine & gearbox are superb and the car is a fantastic experience to drive, with the V8 emitting a lovely growl under acceleration but is not too intrusive. The car rides and handles very well and the engine and gearbox are smooth giving plenty of power and shifting up/down cleanly and quickly. Sliding the auto lever into sport or steptronic mode gives the car a more sporty nature making those cross-country drives even more fun. In addition, there are paddle buttons on the exclusive Alpina steering wheel for added convenience and which work particularly well. Overall, the drive feels notably newer it's age.
The BMW owner's wallet is present with the owner's manual and stamped up service book.
My Alpina B10 is finished in rare Topaz Blue Metallic with extended black leather upholstery and this combination really suits the iconic and handsome styling of the much loved E39 5-series.
The interior of an E39 is probably one of the finest interiors ever in a mainstream car even compared with modern day vehicles. It is in a very good condition and totally original with barely any signs of wear at all, complete with original tailored Alpina over-mats. This extends to the boot which comes with its own Alpina over mat in immaculate condition. The driver and passenger seats are in a very good condition and the rear seat looks as though it has hardly ever been used. Like many E39s there are a tiny number of pixels missing on the LCD display although as visible from the photos this is very minor. All electrical items are working including the sunroof, seats, windows, rear blind, heated seats etc. The only feature that does not currently work is the TV function which requires a digital tuner. The Sat Nav and all other functions associated with the in-car media unit work perfectly such as the GPS Sat. Nav., computer, DSP etc.
It rides on genuine BMW LA parallel spoke 82 alloys which are in an as new condition having recently been refurbished at the well-renowned Lepsons Alloy Wheel refurbishment specialist.
As can be seen in the pictures, the bodywork is in a very good condition and free of corrosion. For example, there is none on the usual troublesome places such as the front wings or fuel filler cap. There are a handful of stone-chips with the majority of these being around the nose but none of these are corroded. The front bumper does have three small cracks in it just below the headlights on the nearside. I point these out for full transparency. They are virtually unnoticeable until youre giving it a good detail but please let me know if youd like some photos. The rear bumper is very good with no marks. I am being thorough about the bodywork as compared to 95% of other E39s out there, I am confident my car is superior.
I am using my car on a daily basis and its a wrench to let her go but I need something more practical for the daily commute and have recently ordered a new 1-series.
Good E39s are becoming increasingly rare and these Alpinas are an awesome variation on what was a fantastic starting point. Id love to see this lovely old girl go to a good home.
If you've got this far and require more pictures (I have lots!) or details please e-mail me.
I have endeavored to provide as accurate a description of my car as possible.
Please see below for a full specification list:
L812A National version Great Britain
S210A Dynamic stability control
S249A Multifunction f steering wheel
S255A Sports leather steering wheel
S261A Side airbags for rear passengers
S265A Tyre pressure control (TPC)
S302A Alarm system
S320A Deleted, model lettering
S352A Insulating double-glazing
S361A BMW LA wheel, parallel spoke 82
S403A Glass roof, electrical
S415A Sun-blind, rear
S416A Roller sun visor, rear lateral
S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit
S430A Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S431A Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S438A Fine wood trim
S455A Active seat for driver and passenger
S456A Comfort seat with memory
S459A Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S473A Armrest front
S488A Lumbar support, driver and passenger
S494A Seat heating driver/passenger
S500A Headlight wipe/wash/Intensive cleaning
S508A Park Distance Control (PDC)
S520A Fog lights
S522A Xenon Light
S534A Automatic air conditioning
S555A On-board computer V with remote control
S602A On-board monitor with TV
S609A Navigation system Professional
S620A Voice control
S632A Preparation BMW Handy (Motorola)
S672A CD changer for 6 CDs
S677A HiFi System Professional DSP
S694A Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
S760A High gloss shadow line
S761A Individual sunshade glazing
S775A Headlining anthracite
S785A White direction indicator lights
S853A Language version English
S863A Retailer Directory Europe
S877A Delete cross-pattern operation
S880A On-board vehicle literature English
S920A Alpina without title
S940A special equipment BMW Individual
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