In this substantial book, Paolo Tumminelli, Professor at the Cologne International School of Design, tells the 50-year corporate history of ALPINA, a small but exceptionally fine car maker and partner to BMW, based in Buchloe in the German state of Bavaria. This is the place where very special automobiles based on selected BMWs are created for a circle of automotive gourmets who possess exquisite taste, a sense of exclusivity and a penchant for first-class technology. The world of ALPINA, its product philosophy and its milestones are presented here in this very special book.

Commissioned by:

Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co. KG

Dual-language edition in German/English

464 pages,
Format 23.8 x 30 cm