BMW acquired ALPINA — What does it mean for Future Cars

Earlier this month BMW confirmed the acquisition of ALPINA. BMW and ALPINA have been working together for almost 60 years, and now the two companies have agreed to formally acquire ALPINA’s luxury expertise. Until 2025, both brands will continue to build automobiles in their current form until then. ALPINA and the way it builds automobiles will undergo significant changes thereafter. However. From 2025 onwards, no more cars will be produced at the ALPINA plant in Buchloe. This company has been based there and has built automobiles for 57 years. The Buchloe site near Munich will continue to operate as a service and spare parts centre for existing ALPINA models.

ALPINA will then switch to electric drive from 2025 onwards. Electrification was by far the most important factor in ALPINA’s decision to sell the brand. Even if the brand did well – 2021 was its best year ever; smaller manufacturers will struggle to compete in the electric market as they lack the resources to introduce the new technology. With BMW’s help and support, ALPINA will be able to thrive in the new electrified world. There will be a major overhaul of BMW’s electric vehicles for ALPINA to build the cars it wants to produce.

ALPINA’s model portfolio after 2025 should also be closely watched. ALPINA has never made a model of any BMW, but now that ALPINA is part of the BMW Group, it is possible that the company’s model line-up will increase dramatically. All BMW I cars, ALPINA versions of the 2 Series and many more SUVs were on display. However, there are a few doubts about the future of the brand that could be a bit nerve-wracking.

Some fans fear that ALPINA will turn into a lower trim level like M Performance.

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