Exterior Design

The design of an automobile from ALPINA skilfully combines the BMW design language with distinct and yet evolutionary ALPINA elements. In total the appearance of a BMW ALPINA is a reflection of its inner values: powerful, dynamic, confident but never intrusive.

The traditional colours of Blue and Green are irreversibly associated with our company. These colours also form the basis of the two exclusive ALPINA paint finishes ALPINA Blue metallic and ALPINA Green metallic. A large number of BMW and BMW Individual paint finishes as well as custom paintwork are also available.


A clear design language that combines technology and stylish features characterises all BMW ALPINA automobiles and allows connoisseurs to easily recognise their heritage. Although components which influence aerodynamics may also have an aesthetic function, their construction and form follows strictly aerodynamic principles. The design of the front spoiler with discreet ALPINA logo ensures effective air flow to the extensive high-performance cooling system demanded by powerful turbocharged engines. In combination with the rear spoiler, depending on model, this results in excellent and very balanced aerodynamic properties and a maximum reduction of lift, which is of central importance for stable and safe handling - particularly at higher speeds. The rear apron is designed to elegantly surround the two double-ended tailpipes of the exhaust system.


The ALPINA CLASSIC wheel is a design icon and is probably the most unique and well-known visual distinguishing feature of every BMW ALPINA automobile. Defined by classic beauty, continuity and elegance, it has its origins more than 40 years ago. Back then the design featuring twenty spokes was the best engineering solution for achieving maximum strength while minimising weight. A entirely unique feature of the current generation is the removable and lockable wheel hub cover, behind which the concealed inner valve is located. Compressed air is pumped into the tyres through a hollow drilled spoke. The ALPINA CLASSIC wheel, in the sizes 19” to 20” depending on model, is a defining attribute of any BMW ALPINA and makes a decisive contribution to its elegant and exclusive appearance. New ALPINA CLASSIC 20” forged wheels with revised, minimalistic design.


The world famous decorative stripes, officially known as the ALPINA Deco-Set, are more than a homage to the 70s and 80s, they are an indispensable part of the ALPINA heritage. The Deco-Set set has a pinstripe-like and very fine horizontal design and can be optionally applied to the vehicle front and sides in either Silver or Gold.