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Only 62 of these were ever made, making it one of the rarest special edition cars we've come across. Rather than the 4-cylinder motor in the M3 (197 hp), Alpina fitted an E28/E23 (5 and 7-series)-based 3.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine with 254 brake horsepower, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission routing power to the rear wheels.
The B6 3.5S's torque also climbed dramatically from the M3's 176 lb-ft to a significant 236 lb-ft, and the stock dogleg manual transmission in the M3 was easily strong enough to manage it thanks to its homologated intent for racing.
This example was never restored and has been under the care of BMW/Alpina enthusiasts in France since its manufacture in 1989. The Alpina B6 3.5S is widely viewed by collectors and BMW/Alpina historians as one of the most desirable cars modified by Alpina, which is still producing specialized versions today.
The car is essentially in new condition, and even the special fabric
The car was sold at a worthy price of $237,660. Though that might seem steep for what seems like a seriously underpowered M3, consider its history, extremely low production numbers, and the fact that as an analog car, it's one of the best drivers to ever roam the face of the earth. It's the kind of car we can only dream about.
Though this video is just a glimpse, it might be the only sight you'll ever see of the B6 3.5S driving, ever.