Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co. KG is one of our favorite car companies. They are based in Germany the firm was founded in 1965 by Burkard Bovensiepen and is officially considered a manufacturer (they actually build and sell their own cars, even though they are based on BMW cars). Alpina is an all-BMW shop and has a very close relationship with BMW even having space in the BMW production lines. Learn more about Alpina. See all Popular Car Brands (A-Z).