Beatiful And Rare 1998 Alpina B12 5.7 Selling For €35,000 In Sweden

If you’ve always loved the third-generation E38 BMW 7-Series, purchasing something like this Midnight Blue Alpina B12 should feel like a dream come true.

The car is currently for sale at ModernClassics in Sweden, with a price tag of €35,000, which is roughly $41,000. It’s said to be in great condition, fully loaded, and with just 112,000 km (69,593 miles) on the clock.

Powering it is a 5.7-liter V12, sending 387 horses to the wheels with the help of Alpina’s switch-tronic gearbox, which also has gear selectors on the steering wheel.

Among the car’s most impressive on-board features, we count the automatic trunk lid mechanism (impressive for 1998), heated rear seats, xenon headlights, Professional sat-nav system, CD changer with 6 CDs and the self-leveling suspension.

It’s also packing plenty of fancy individual options courtesy of Alpina – the rear TV and VHS, Switch-Tronic buttons on steering wheel, extended leather throughout the cabin, radio and trip computer control/right front seat controls and telephone inside rear armrest, rear folding wood trays and a notepad holder in the rear right seat.

Speaking of the interior, we can’t help but notice the Alpina Ruster Maser wood trim, the Lavalina Graublau extended leather with blue piping, plus the classic Alpina stitching in the seats and floor mats.



  • Bash

    That self leveling suspension alone is a nightmare when it breaks, sooner or later..

    • Dennis James

      If this is all you could think of when seeing this car, your life must be really sad and boring…

    • Christian Wimmer

      In any car with a complicated suspension the trick is to be on the ball about maintenance. Have it checked by professionals (not your local mechanic around the corner!) or check it yourself and when you notice that a part is wearing out have it replaced before it fails and trashes/destroys the surrounding mechanicals – thus making the repair bill more expensive.

      A lot of these suspensions got a bad reputation simply because owners are lazy about maintenance, or because unqualified mechanics, who have no idea how to work on them, are allowed to tinker on them. The Citroen DS comes to mind, which here in Europe enjoys quite a good reputation for reliability regarding its suspension.

  • An Existing Person

    This is the best 7-Series made in my opinion.

    • pcurve

      Love E32 too, which still had old world charm.

  • Kagan

    “Among the car’s most impressive on-board features, we count the automatic trunk lid mechanism (impressive for 1998), heated rear seats, ”

    Well Mercedes had it in the 80:s.


  • psiqtas

    Would never ever buy an daily driven car from Sweden (Scandinavia) – may look good outside/inside but the “grinded” chassis from their roads – no thx!