200MPH Interview with ALPINA's CEO Andreas Bovensiepen - 2017 BMW ALPINA B7 - Joe Achilles

  • Published on 3 years ago

    Joe Achilles

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    WARNING - This video is mostly for ALPINA/BMW Hardcore fans.
    Whilst I was in Germany reviewing the brilliant ALPINA B7, I was offered the chance to interview ALPINA's CEO Andreas Bovensiepen. Originally we agreed on a 15 min session in his office, it turns out I was much luckier than a bargained for, seems Andreas likes my stuff and was willing to give me a couple of hours of his very precious time. It was an absolute honour to ride shotgun with such a legend, let alone fire loads of questions his way!
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Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Whilst I was in Germany reviewing the brilliant ALPINA B7, I was offered the chance to interview ALPINA's CEO Andreas Bovensiepen. Originally we agreed on a 15 min session in his office, it turns out I was much luckier than a bargained for, seems Andreas likes my stuff and was willing to give me a couple of hours of his very precious time. It was an absolute honour to ride shotgun with such a legend, let alone fire loads of questions his way!

3 years ago
Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy

ALPINA: Fantastic and fascinating interview.... thanks for sharing again.... the Alpina CEO initially looks like a standard well polished corporate exec... but when he starts talking about the older days of racing cars and Nikki Lauda... and things like engine resonant frequencies.. .and with a sense of excitement.... you soon get the sense he's a true petrolhead...."great stuff indeed"....

5 months ago
Abdallah Ishak
Abdallah Ishak

I could listen to this man all day. Great interview. Proper petrolhead great driver and a powerhouse of knowledge. 🤩

5 months ago
Jose Pocasangre
Jose Pocasangre

This interview was so enjoyable to listen too. So much history and knowledge.

7 months ago
BlakNWhiteArmy TOONTOON
BlakNWhiteArmy TOONTOON

Came here from you abusing Rickys Beemer and i'm REALLY impressed with this content,new subscriber guaranteed.👍👊

7 months ago
Faisal Naeem
Faisal Naeem

Joe Achilles thank you for making this absolutely love Alpina only recently bought a B3 have been a BMW fan for years. This interview was incredible and insightful. Thank you!!!

Year ago
Internet Marketing Auckland
Internet Marketing Auckland

omg 320 ks .... wowza. Just looking at getting one of these .... 2015

Day ago
Big Jumbo
Big Jumbo

04:53....did he just barge the car off the side of the road...lol

Day ago
Big Jumbo
Big Jumbo

How can BMW be in cahoots with a company that are fiddling with their cars and making them better

Day ago
bob avon
bob avon

This video is fake. Notice how they don't move around in the seat because the video was made in a studio. That guy driving can only handle a Prius.

3 days ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

😂😂😂😂

3 days ago
Tall Paul
Tall Paul

this video has summed up all the reasons why I'd choose an Alpina over the competition(AMG Merc, Pananmera, Bently GT), it's an Alpina B5 Touring in chestnut brown metallic for me!!!!

18 days ago
Kyle Langley
Kyle Langley

@4:20 Ah yes, the cringe laugh. The kind a man makes when he is both exhilarated and scared he may shat himself simultaneously. A classic.

22 days ago
V.C.
V.C.

alpina... looks like a car built by engineers and not spreadsheets.

26 days ago
Nixcraf Gamer
Nixcraf Gamer

Zen you can go in sport mode

27 days ago
Viscaya Construccion
Viscaya Construccion

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Month ago
Michael L
Michael L

What an interesting and intelligent man Mr Bovensiepen is. Great advertisement for the ALPINA brand. Good sensible comments about hybrids. Pity we didn’t have more people like this in the UK, who could advise on future legislation. Really good video Joe.

3 months ago
Jan Wlazlowicz
Jan Wlazlowicz

"Yeeeah, from 310 you get a little bit of wind noise"

3 months ago
Two
Two

CEO of Alpina Drives the Aplina Way

3 months ago
MP-Fin
MP-Fin

Great video, awesome guy! You are lucky!

3 months ago
Craig Higgins
Craig Higgins

Absolutely fantastic !

3 months ago
S G
S G

why did he keep the left indicator on while going for the high speed run

4 months ago
S G
S G

Interesting. Great video as always Joe! Hope to see you on LLF again soon!👍

4 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

I'm guessing to let people know he's coming through....

4 months ago
Ismir Wenzel
Ismir Wenzel

"At 310kph there's a bit of a wind noise." Well in my car there's wind noise at 90 😅

4 months ago
Mister Sir
Mister Sir

1:26 into the video and it is so very plesent. I`m loving it

4 months ago
Mister Sir
Mister Sir

13:29 The passenger looks like he's starting to have a scary bad, time hehe

4 months ago
Mister Sir
Mister Sir

13:16 Passenger`s face when the sport plus mode is activated LOL

4 months ago
Mister Sir
Mister Sir

4:00 haha the passenger looks like he feels like he may die today

4 months ago
Awais Ali
Awais Ali

The smile on Joe’s face says it all. Best car in its class especially with the new facelift improvements

5 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Agree, incredible machine 🙌

5 months ago
Tony Starling
Tony Starling

Andreas what a cool character. Super interesting, very technical and informative, an absolute joy to listen to. Top interview Joe, your knowledge and questioning was spot on and you can tell Andreas was impressed, he was animated, smiling and had really good humour.

5 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Thanks Tony, was certainly one of my YouTube highlights, Andreas is a genuine legend 👌

5 months ago
Mark Jones
Mark Jones

Some times you don’t realise what you have created . Sad times low times people need motivation Your channel provide that .... for me Love from scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 morning

5 months ago
Chris Brennan
Chris Brennan

The cultural level of Germany is astonishing

5 months ago
HarryC26
HarryC26

Hid dad literally invented steering mounted shifting. Insane 😳

6 months ago
Dan Rickard
Dan Rickard

I need that engine. But maybe in a B10

6 months ago
t-bone
t-bone

How much german accent d o you want? Andreas Bovensiepen: *YES*

6 months ago
winston jordn
winston jordn

Brilliant interview, I actually watched the follow up one first where the boss in the back. Love the stories of Schumacher and Lauda, praising and driving the cars respectively, but mainly Andreas's passion that he evokes with his description plus coming out and driving the car too!

6 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Thanks buddy glad you liked them both, he's a genuine legend! ❤️

6 months ago
James Reilly
James Reilly

That was excellent Joe, don't know how I missed this one. The touring car part was brilliant. The stories this guy must have! Should bring out a book!

6 months ago
Dave Powell
Dave Powell

Brilliant. Great video.

6 months ago
KAS 101
KAS 101

This guy is a legend! coolest German. best Interview in the car Industry. Thank you Andreas and Joe +1

6 months ago
B
B

200 mph.. casually chatting away. 😍🤣👍 love germany!!

6 months ago
B
B

So intelligent..converting to mph for UK viewers on the spot. Sheer class!!

6 months ago
Harrison Hunter
Harrison Hunter

Amazing interview mate,2 years later but this was epic and what a humble man.This would of made your day and being in your comfort zone time not an issue. Cheers from Noosa Australia 🇦🇺

6 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Thank you buddy, it's not had much use since picking up due to business being very quiet and now on hold due to COVID 19, but it will hopefully pick up in a few months again 👌

6 months ago
Harrison Hunter
Harrison Hunter

@Joe Achilles that's awesome koalas still operates in Noosa still. Anyway I'm subscribed and have too say your 2020 7series is a fine car for your business. 👌

6 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Ahh thanks for watching and your kind feedback, was definitely a highlight of my short YouTube journey. When I travelled the East coast back in 99, Noosa was my favorite spot, stayed at a awesome hostel called Koalas, met the best bunch of people who I travelled up to Cape Tribulation with, genuinely best times of my life ❤️

6 months ago
Armin Saatchi
Armin Saatchi

Had to pause to see what an E36 with a 4.6L V8 was like.....not dissapointed

7 months ago
Chris Simmons
Chris Simmons

200mph, cool as, in a suit. He makes me want an alpina!

7 months ago
Johnny Jouha
Johnny Jouha

This was a very good video

7 months ago
Matthijs van der Hee
Matthijs van der Hee

gotta love that tie

7 months ago
Jerry Rawlings
Jerry Rawlings

This guy giving away all BMW engineering secrets mild hybrid with diesel technology.

8 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Yeah and this was a long time ago

8 months ago
lordbadboy
lordbadboy

Joe's face at 25:22 ... Priceless 😂😂😂

8 months ago
Peeticek
Peeticek

Mr.Bovensiepen is the definition of classy gentleman. His clothes, look, behavior, manners and his talk style.. epic! the only thing that i don`t like on the car are the buttons on the steering wheel :). I`ll take a paddle version, sorry tradition :)

8 months ago
Alex
Alex

5:00 this dude

8 months ago
imperia777
imperia777

"quick" interview literally

9 months ago
Johan Klarin
Johan Klarin

You look scared Joe when he's presssing it on that narrow road. Awessome.

9 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Haha I was a little, but more excited to be fair, I couldn't believe what was happening 😂👌

9 months ago
FishFind3000
FishFind3000

21:44 that engine sound is almost like the corvette

9 months ago
Hein Daddel
Hein Daddel

An absolute stunning video, thanks a lot mate! Werter Herr Bovensiepen, durch Ihre offene und ehrliche Art haben Sie für Ihr Unternehmen eine sehr gute Aussendarstellung betrieben. Da werde ich mal mein Sparschwein schlachten und nach Buchloe fahren 👍

10 months ago
iFurkan
iFurkan

We can clearly see how Mr Andreas is passionate.

10 months ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

Sure can, he's such a legend 👌

10 months ago
Bryant DORSEY
Bryant DORSEY

This had to have awesome...... To ride as the passenger with the boss of Alpina in the new B7. Wow!!!

10 months ago
Ernest Kwok
Ernest Kwok

Alpina is one of the very few/rare breed left in the world that isn't a subsidy to the supplied manufacturer! Would take their cars over BMW's m version any day!

11 months ago
S. Seagull
S. Seagull

The CEO of Alpina sitting there with his nice suit and tie, driving at least 200 MPH whilst casually giving an interview! Never seen anything like this! Holy Moly! ❤️

11 months ago
Danny Dee
Danny Dee

I love Alpina diesel's!

11 months ago
JJ163
JJ163

Why didn't Alpina but the N74 12 in the B7?

Year ago
JJ163
JJ163

@Joe Achilles One day, I will swap a V12 into an Alpina B7 because I firmly believe a 7 series deserves a V12.

Year ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

I'm guessing because it was too heavy and also BMW might have not allowed them, this was there is still a clear difference between the B7 and M760i. Personally I prefer this engine for sound and character, it's also a chunk more efficient. 👌

Year ago
Mean Vecktor
Mean Vecktor

I would have kill to be in the car with them

Year ago
Mean Vecktor
Mean Vecktor

Joe Achilles I want that car, one day one day

Year ago
Joe Achilles
Joe Achilles

It was certainly a lifetime highlight, I still can't believe it happened all this time later... 👌

Year ago
Gonzo Man
Gonzo Man

WOW! What a great video! Greetings from GER ✌️

Year ago
Rodrigo R.
Rodrigo R.

I still remember seeing this gentleman giving an interview during a TV program (I guess) comparing both the Alpina B5 and the BMW M5, both from the E60 generation. The video is on YT for anyone to see. I'm glad to see him still in the business as CEO, and Alpina's doing great. I wish I had the chance to speak to him for a few minutes at least. Excellent video, thanks a lot!

Year ago
Simon Heereman
Simon Heereman

Nothing but admiration - for your open joy and his thorough calmness - great channel!

Year ago
Macht Schnell
Macht Schnell

Still your best drive and interview. It is the gold standard. The Lauda memories are priceless.

Year ago
Wouter Romeijn
Wouter Romeijn

Awesome thanks for this

Year ago
ARFSPRYG
ARFSPRYG

1:09:14 where's the next part video Joe?

Year ago
Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy

this guys so german i love him

Year ago
Norbert Wangnick
Norbert Wangnick

Had mine for a few weeks now, and let me tell you it's just stunning. But what I'm actually enjoying the most, is the fact that of the B 6 model, only 1,031 have been built worldwide. Compare that to the "limited" Porsche Speedster with a base price of $275K and 1,948 been produced.

Year ago
lllllillllllllillll
lllllillllllllillll

You know he’s a serious businessman when he wears his tie over his seatbelt.

Year ago
karl karl
karl karl

That old boy can drive

Year ago
Alexander Matera
Alexander Matera

You have the Boss manipulate or give him the kick to make the b5 50Edition at that ride maybe ..The Wine Storage by Alpina is World Class beside manufacting Cars. Very Good that a lucky Rich Man wait until Oil Temp is in the Right Level before pedal to the metal Good...

Year ago
Fatah Nasreddine
Fatah Nasreddine

Excellent work from Joe. Thank you.

Year ago
Aaron Randolph Chen
Aaron Randolph Chen

LOL! In many parts of the video it is evident to me that you are just a wee bit less confident than the guy at the wheel! Fabulous video! I love this guy even though I have yet to own an Alpina myself.

Year ago
bay444t
bay444t

What a Dude

Year ago
Wardy5
Wardy5

Just found time to watch this in a couple of segments. Absolutely tremendous! I love Alpina as well, so this was an absolute pleasure to watch. What a guy as well, lazer focus at a very high driving standard while having a full conversation. Not many could do it like that...

Year ago
Steveindajeep
Steveindajeep

I dont think ive ever heard you laugh so much Joe hahaha.

Year ago
Kristen Carter
Kristen Carter

What a great watch, it was so interesting to see such a candid conversation with Andreas' insight in the the historical development and future direction of performance BMW cars. Great content Joe. More of this please bud.

Year ago
R d
R d

Only one word, Fantastic!

Year ago
5sp_Jules
5sp_Jules

perfect video if you live near Alpina and you know the roads he's thrashing on 😂

Year ago
Puse
Puse

I love how he has the Alpina colors on his tie

Year ago
Rick Navarro
Rick Navarro

Andreas Bovensiepen seems like a great guy to hang out with for a few hours. Very passionate about his work. It's to bad that more CEO's aren't like him. Great video Joe!

Year ago
okumonux
okumonux

An Alpina is something truly special! Btw. Mr. Bovensiepen is great!

Year ago
Laurentiu Gavris
Laurentiu Gavris

I liked this video so much i watched it twice. Thank you sir for introducing me into the Alpina world

Year ago
conan3778
conan3778

The exact Car from the Video is now for Sale by Alpina themself Btw: Dont think you can buy a B7 and drive like this. Mr.Bovensiepen does/did Race Driving on a professional Level.

Year ago
Zac S
Zac S

How long haven’t you been getting some? Did Andreas notice the sex faces you were pulling next to him? 😆

Year ago
Stanimir Zarkov
Stanimir Zarkov

Amazing video!

Year ago
Calvin Green
Calvin Green

He was looking at you from 52:55 to almost 53:00...paying homage to the Fast and Furious! 🤭😂🤯

Year ago
CilVine
CilVine

This CEO is MESSED up, man! 320 kph with a STRAIGHT FACE: like someone who is doing 20 mph on a speed restricted road. Alpina should be standard BMW 7. I agree that the B7 represents what the 7 series should really be. Unfortunately, I absolutely hate the 7 series headlight(s) design: so I am going to wait for the facelift. Which, from the spy pics, should have neater headlight styling. After that, the B7 will be my absolute favourite executive (big) saloon.

Year ago
sebestyen molnar
sebestyen molnar

200 mph, is just the morning routine.

Year ago
sebestyen molnar
sebestyen molnar

This video I can watch every month. THE BOSS, DRIVING LIKE A BOSS.

Year ago
Ian Bradley
Ian Bradley

Best CEO ever.

Year ago
barleywhiner
barleywhiner

Tell him to bring the B3 stateside pretty please!

Year ago
Epicon 6
Epicon 6

I really want this with a V12 engine! The E38 B12 is my favorite car ever and a 2019 B12 would be the best thing ever!

2 years ago
The Boogie Down Bronx
The Boogie Down Bronx

Fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, and what a cool cat Andreas is. Yeah baby. 200MPH in a tie. Very interested in looking at an Alpina now.

2 years ago
Epicon 6
Epicon 6

So glad i found this video!

2 years ago
nakul singh
nakul singh

This guy knows about his cars. Makes me want to own an Alpina.

2 years ago
Austin Maness
Austin Maness

Bro, this looks terrifying!! haha German engineering shining once again.

2 years ago
David Nimmo
David Nimmo

I have just watched this 06/08/18 and though what a cool guy Andreas Bovensiepen he knows his cars and is also a great race driver.I would love to have a pint of beer with this guy and listen to all the great racing stories.

2 years ago
Aurora Jones
Aurora Jones

I love how Germans feel they dont need speed limits. I agree. Speed limits are stupid and a speeding ticket is a victimless crime. Drive as fast as your car can handle the roads safely. Its like they respect you as an adult in Germany where in America your treated as a fucking child, with rails to keep cars from driving into stores, tags that say dont operate a toaster in water... Just dumb. Weed these idiots out!

2 years ago
RayStriker
RayStriker

Saw the whole video Joe, loved it. Hope you do more Alpina stuff

2 years ago
Peter Wilson
Peter Wilson

Really enjoy your stuff mate absolutly great vid and interview with a legend !!! You kept your cool as he pinned it to 200 mph!!! Bet your backside was nervous haha !!! Great work mate !!!!

2 years ago
Kofi H
Kofi H

In the thumbnail Andreas Bovensiepen looks like Lord March loool

2 years ago
Beyond The Ice Wall
Beyond The Ice Wall

Best car interview ever!! well done joe... having the boss drive is amazing.. he's so relaxed at high speed still talking with his hands!! 10/10 more autobahn interviews pls!!!

2 years ago
Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow

Dude on the left looks like he's on crack

2 years ago
caveman
caveman

This old man drive more aggressive than the people in fast and furious

2 years ago
Logic’s Finest
Logic’s Finest

I was surprised that BMW farms out some engineering research and development to Alpina. That really says a lot about the quality of his work and his company. Great interview by the way.

2 years ago
Exothermic
Exothermic

13:45 high speed run

2 years ago
Methdamon Dano
Methdamon Dano

we dont have this kind of toyota prius customer ;D what a boss

2 years ago
NinjaTTT
NinjaTTT

14:50 looking out on M4 trying to get a race... But to much trafficking... LOOOL, while doing interview and in business suit :)

2 years ago
Harry
Harry

What a great guy!

2 years ago

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