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In truly awesome news, BMW is going to bring the Alpina 6-Series Gran Coupe to the USA, in the guise of the 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

Just to recap the BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is a monster 540-HP (540Lb-Ft Torque) 4.4L Twin Turbo V8 powered 6GC created by Alpina in close co-operation with BMW. Like the Alpina 7 Series, the 6GC will come to the USA as a top of the line configuration, which means xDrive and an 8-Speed automatic transmission, … CONTINUED

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BMW is recalling a 156,137 vehicles, both luxury cars and SUVs, to make sure bolts holding a component in their six-cylinder engines can break loose and cause stalling or engine damage.

BMW says it has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that in rare cases, bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit may come loose or break, causing the engine to go into a “safe mode.” If the problem continues, it can lead to stalling, engine damage – and it may not start.

Drivers will … CONTINUED

Geneva 2014: Alpina B6 Gran Coupe

03/05/2014 at 2:45 PM
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Our gallery of the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe xDrive from the floor of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

BMW US has just announed the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe for the U.S. market, starting at $118,225.

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Today BMW announced the launch of the new BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. The 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will make its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show in April and will go on sale immediately thereafter. Pricing will be $118,225 including $925 destination and handling.

The BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe delivers exceptional 0 to 60 mph acceleration in only 3.7 seconds. The 540-horsepower and 540 lb-ft output of the 4.4-liter ALPINA Bi-Turbo V8 is channeled … CONTINUED

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The Alpina B6 Gran Coupe has just debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show (full details below). With most Alpina models (save for the B7), we North Americans can only press our faces against the glass and hope that more Alpina models become available to us.

That wish appears to be coming true with the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe xDrive, which has now appeared in BMW’s order system for the U.S. market!

Here are the lease rates (36 months):

10K Miles – 55% residual
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Note: This is a global press release (not applicable to all markets).

January 22, 2014

Munich. From the spring of 2014, the pleasure of driving can be experienced in a whole new dimension. BMW is extending its range of engines for the latest additions to the model portfolio and is presenting at the same time four further models equipped with BMW xDrive. The intelligent four-wheel drive system, for example, will be available for the first time in the BMW 4 Series Convertible. In addition, an extensive … CONTINUED

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Congrats to BIMMERPOST member bmwjpn on the delivery is his gorgeous 640i Gran Coupe M Sport Edition.

The M Sport Edition package is available on all models and engine variants for the 6 Series range. It includes everything in the traditional M Sport package, but adds new Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, Full LED Adaptive Headlights, and the Executive Package. On 650i and 650i xDrive models it also includes the Driver Assistance Package.

The M Sport edition models also add the option of Sakhir Orange exterior paint, … CONTINUED

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Here’s a first look at a M Sport Edition 6 Series. This 650i Convertible on display at the 2013 LA Auto Show is optioned with the M Sport Edition Package, first announced in May and which began production in July.

The M Sport Edition package is available on all models and engine variants for the 6 Series range. It includes everything in the traditional M Sport package, but adds new Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, Full LED Adaptive Headlights, and the Executive Package. On 650i and … CONTINUED

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The following are the 2014 6 Series and M6 changes, per BMWNA:

M6:

M6 Gran Coupe

Standard Equipment
Active Protection has been added to all M6 models to initiate protective measures for occupants if an accident situation is imminent: front seatbelts are pulled tight, windows are closed, and brakes are automatically applied after crash. Includes Attention Assistant, whereby the system’s electronics analyze driving behavior on the basis of various signals such as steering angle, road speed and other engine parameters. If the system increasingly detects signs of fatigue … CONTINUED