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!
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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.
Alpina trotted out its upcoming B6 Gran Coupe for some Spring time testing and we’ve caught it fitted with Alpina front lip, trunk wing, wheels and exhaust system. The aero parts remain unpainted and no Alpina rear diffuser/bumper has yet been installed.
For an idea of what the specs may be for the B6 Gran Coupe, the 2013 Alpina B6 Coupe features 540hp / 730nm (538 lb-ft) torque, with a top speed of 334 km/h – based on BMW 4.4L V8 motor. How do those specs … CONTINUED
Sport Auto has released a top speed run video of the Alpina B6 Biturbo, powered by BMW’s 4.4L V8 engine rated at 507HP / 700Nm torque and top speed of 334 km/h. For comparison, the new F12/F13 M6 features 560hp and 680Nm torque with a top speed of 305 km/h.
Promotional video featuring the Alpina B6 with its V8 producing 540hp (397kW), with a maximum torque of 730Nm from 2800 to 5000rpm. The exhaust system is by Akrapovic. Full technical details can be found inside.
Akrapovic has been gaining quite a reputation in BMW circles by becoming BMW’s exhaust partner for the BMW 1M coupe safety car and the BMW F10 M5 safety car. And now Alpina, the legendary BMW tuning outfit, has also turned to Akrapovic for its latest creation – the Alpina B6. It looks like a relationship which should continue for future Alpina models.
The Alpina B6 Akrapovic titanium exhaust system is 23kg lighter than the factory steel exhaust. This represents a 45% weight reduction.
When it comes to BMWs, the 2012 6 series has been the aftermarket tuners’ choice at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA. Two of these debuting at the show are the Alpina B6 Biturbo and the Hamann 6 series. Info and galleries inside.
The Alpina B6 based on the 2012 6-series (F12) prototype has been spotted for the first time, on the streets of Germany. Typical to form, this B6 prototype can be identified by its Alpina wheels, quad exhaust, and lack of M style aero parts (meaning it’s not an M6 prototype). This prototype does not yet feature the eventual Alpina bodywork.
Expect the F12 B6 to feature the same powerplant as the F10 B5 (based on the current F10 550i sedan) – a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 good … CONTINUED
The Alpina B6 based on the all new 2012 F13 coupe is imagined in even more detail in this stunning rear-view render by philip.