Alpina's first car, the Alpina, had the famous Alpina logo on the fender and a two-litre engine in the back. The car was produced between 1961 and 1960. It was a very successful car and was sold in a wide range of configurations including a 4-door coupe with the famous two-tone body.
However, the BMW M3 and BMW M4 became a major success, and as BMW started to lose business to Mercedes and Audi in the mid-1980s, Alpina's stock price fell from $10 to $1 per share in 1984.
Alpina sold its remaining shares of BMW and the rest of its automobile production in 1986, and was bought out by Alfa Romeo (with a $20 million loan to BMW). In the mid-1980s, Alfa Romeo was the third largest car manufacturer in the world, but in the late 1990s it was acquired by Fiat. However, in 2001, Alfa Romeo again became a part of Fiat, with the two parties agreeing to buy Alfa Romeo in 2007 for a nominal sum of $1.5 billion. Since then, Alfa Romeo has been making the Alfa Romeo 4C, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, and the Alfa Romeo
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Alpina is luxury brand of German automobile manufacturer, BMW. It was founded by Fritz Maybach, the third son of the car manufacturer's founder, Karl Benz, who created the first modern automotive automobile.
The Maybach name was first introduced to the public in 1922, when Fritz was named president of the Maybach Motor Works. In the beginning, the name "Maybach" was not used by the company for its automobiles, but instead the name "Maybach" was reserved for all of its automobile parts and its various luxury cars.
Maybach Motor Works was the most important automobile manufacturing company in Germany in the early 1900s. It made various types of cars for Mercedes, Bentley, and Borsig, and it was the only company that sold automobiles directly to the public.
Today, Maybach Motor Works is one of the most prominent and successful brands in the automotive world, and its name and symbol are still recognized throughout the world.