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03/05/2014    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.

03/04/2014    4:54 PM
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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 through an 8 speed Sport Automatic Transmission with ALPINA Switch-Tronic and BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system.

A carefully tuned high performance stainless steel ALPINA exhaust system with twin elliptical tailpipes resonates with a deep but unobtrusive exhaust note.

Electronic … CONTINUED

03/04/2014    3:00 PM
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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
12K Miles – 54% residual
15K Miles – 52% residual
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Alpina Press Release:

DYNAMICS, AESTHETICS AND EXCLUSIVITY PERFECTLY CALIBRATED
Once again the latest creation from ALPINA sets new standards in terms of driving dynamics, aesthetics and exclusivity. Furthermore, the new BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Gran … CONTINUED

12/05/2013    9:49 AM
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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, which was previously reserved for M6. Also available is interior upholstery in BMW Individual Merino Leather in Opal White with contrasting seams in Sakhir Orange.

11/21/2013    12:35 PM
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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 650i xDrive models it also includes the Driver Assistance Package.

The M Sport edition models also add the option of Sakhir Orange exterior paint, which was previously reserved for M6. Also available is interior upholstery in BMW Individual Merino Leather in … CONTINUED

10/17/2013    3:52 PM
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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 starting to build up, it issues a notification via the central Control Display to encourage the driver to take a break.

Packages/ Options
We’re pleased to announce the introduction of a new Competition Package (ZCP) available for $6,000. Further enhancing vehicle dynamics … CONTINUED

09/27/2013    4:30 PM
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As we have all witnessed with the release of the F10 M5, FXX M6, and now the F80/F82 M3/M4, BMW is continuing to push for more extroverted styling with the production M cars. For a BMW tuner this means that designing a piece, whether it is an exhaust system or front lip, requires a more sophisticated approach. This is evident in the new installment to the 3D Design aero program, the 3D Design F06/F12/F13 M6.

At first glance it is apparent that the 3D aero kit is one with the spirit of the M6. Every piece of the aero program pays particular attention to the unique body lines of the chassis. The dips, curves, and twists are continued through each and every piece. While taking a … CONTINUED

05/23/2013    11:35 AM
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Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar takes the Alpina B6 and the Nissan GT-R for a track (Brands Hatch) and open roads comparison.