THE NEW BMW ALPINA B4 BITURBO
The foundation that Burkard Bovensiepen laid in the 1960s in the form of a performance-enhanced BMW 1500, has since developed into a permanent fixture in the luxury sports car segment.
What were then the first technologically advanced products marketed by ALPINA, namely four-cylinder petrol engines with Weber dual carburettors, are now in modern form high-tech automobiles. Equipped from the outset with the best possible genes by BMW, they represent the ultimate in performance, comfort, driving culture and efficiency.
The new BMW ALPINA B4 Bi-Turbo models combine these characteristics like no other. The modern straight-six 3 litre engine equipped with two turbochargers produces 301 kW (410 hp) and a maximum torque of 600 Nm. The adaptive ALPINA sport suspension and the 8-Speed … CONTINUED
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.
Alpina has just pulled off the wraps on its F30 D3 at the 2013 Frankfurt show after showcasing its F30 B3 at the Geneva show earlier this year. The next model up for the company will be the B4 Coupe Bi-Turbo.
Should the B4 Coupe Bi-Turbo come with the same powerplant as the B3, we will see it put down 410 HP / 443 LB-FT from a twin turbo inline 6 motor.
Thankfully, per usual, Alpina takes the understated and subtle approach for its cosmetic upgrades to the 4 Series, with a small front lip spoiler, color matched air breather vent trim, classic 21 spoke Alpina wheels, trunk spoiler, rear diffuser, lower suspension and quad exhaust tips.
Look for the Alpina B4 to make its debut at the … CONTINUED