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That’s a jazzy BMW. Who tuned it? Woah, woah, woah! This is NOT a BMW. And this is NOT a tuner car. This is an Alpina – a car manufacturer in its own right, not just a tuner. Well, according to the official German body that ratifies these things. What does Alpina do then? Well, using standard BMW models as a foundation, Alpina tries to ‘out-M’ the M Division, but not with shoutier exhausts, wilder paint and lots of carbon fibre. Rather, Alpina has a tendency to massage the natural attributes of the car, which often results in deliciously refined performance and comfort. Its cars are wonderfully subtle under-the-radar, Q-cars. For people who know, they’re cooler, better and nerdier BMWs. To everyone else, they’re just another BMW.