Alpina has just debuted its newest model – the Alpina B4 Biturbo Coupe at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Japan is Alpina’s third largest market.
The B4 features the same powertrain as the Alpina B3 Biturbo, a twin turbo 3.0L inline 6 producing 410 HP and 443 LB-FT. The Alpina B4 Coupe covers 0-62 MPH in 4.2 seconds and runs up to 197 MPH. An 8 speed automatic transmission is standard.
Cosmetically and other performance upgrades include a front bumper lip, trunk spoiler, quad exhaust and Alpina wheels (with non run-flat Michelin Pilot Super Sports) and adaptive suspension.
So far this year Alpina has sold 1,400 cars across the globe.
Have a look at some official photos and the B4 at the Tokyo show.
The 4 Series Convertible (F33) [Official Info Thread] is having its world debut simultaneously at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show as well as the 2013 LA Auto Show.
BIMMERPOST is covering both shows for you and we’ll have more photos from the LA Show later today, but for now here’s the 4 Series Convertible from the Tokyo show.
The full build-your-own configurator (with pricing) for the 2014 4 Series Convertible is now online at BMWUSA.com.
Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the 435i M Sport in the The Sunday Times certainly starts off rather dour.
All is not lost however, as Clarkson goes on to say that the 4 Series is proof that less can be more, with a final verdict of of 4 out of 5 stars.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member mntbiker for being our first member to take Performance Center Delivery for a 4 Series coupe. Here is his delivery journal:
I just got back from an awesome weekend at the Performance Center in SC and a day of driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway. My wife and I drove down to Greenville, SC on Thursday evening for our Friday delivery date. We dropped off a rental car at the airport and the hotel picked us up in a nice 750Li. We then had a fantastic dinner at the hotel and went to bed early. On Friday morning we had breakfast at the hotel and took a shuttle to the Performance Center.
The day started early at 8AM and we … CONTINUED
With the BMW 4 Series Convertible (F33) making its world debut this week at the LA Auto Show, BMW is now unabashedly driving fully uncovered test vehicles in public on multiple continents.
The 435i Convertible M Sport in Estoril Blue (exclusive M Sport color) was recently spotted in Germany while the 435i Sport Line Convertible in Melbourne Red was making its rounds in Malibu, California. Thanks to Dackelone and CPWINCH for the photos.
Production on the 4 Series Convertible begins this month and will arrive in US showrooms in the first quarter of 2014. The 428i Convertible is priced in the U.S. beginning at $49,675 and 435i model at $55,825 (not including destination & handling for both).
For full details on the 4 Series Convertible, see our … CONTINUED
Auto Bild stacks the 435i Coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400 coupes.
Video review and summary translation inside.
Finalist: BMW 4 Series
By: Frank Markus
We Like: Baby 6 Series style, buttoned-down suspenders, smoother start/stop.
We Don’t Like: Filene’s Basement frills at Prada prices, clunky connectivity.
“It’s a two-door 3 Series, a variant with a very light refresh,” declared Evans during Saturday morning’s welcome walk-around by way of questioning the 4 Series’ legitimacy as a contender. But by Sunday night, the 428i and 435i had proven themselves to be much more. Theodore proclaimed the 4 “the first BMW I’d consider buying in a long time,” citing its smoother, better-balanced handling and greatly improved interior relative to the 3 Series. Lieberman lauded upgrades to the 3′s “bouncy suspension and paint-shaker start/stop system.” And of the widened, lowered bodywork, design guru Gale said, “If I had to … CONTINUED
This 4 Series Convertible (F33) was spotted in the US (New Jersey), one of the first fully revealed models we have seen.
What’s interesting about this particular car is that it’s a Modern Line 4 Series Convertible (unavailable for the U.S.), as well as sporting an M Sport steering wheel, M shift knob and manual transmission. The U.S. 4 Series convertible has not been announced as being available with manual transmission. See official 4 Series convertible details inside.