For Alpina, BMW´s presentation of the 3.0CSL provided them with superb advertisement for their products, because many of the components on the CSL were Alpina-developed.
But Alpina also offered a more powerful version of the CSL, the BMW Alpina 3.0 CSL. The engine was still, of course, a 3.0 liter unit but Alpina made a lot of changes to it. They fitted forged higher compression pistons. Three Weber 45 DCOE carburetors. Bigger inlet and outlet valves and a new camshaft. A new special exhaust system was also fitted. The engine now had 250 bhp and acceleration was pretty impressive. 0-100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, 0-160 km/h in 14.8 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 27.1 seconds. That’s faster than the Aston Martin DBS V8 and the Ferrari 365 GT and they cost twice as much. The top speed was 151 mph (243 km/h).
The handling was also better thanks to Bilstein springs and dampers. The brakes were better, the discs were bigger at the front and it came with ventilated all around. Inside the car the seats were racing items from Scheel. Three new instruments were added along with a leather Alpina steering wheel.