BMW customizer Alpina turned up at this year’s Geneva Motor Show this year with a lineup of brand-new cars, among them the B6 Gran Coupe; a nicely-tuned version of the 6-Series Gran Coupe for those who may find the M6 Gran Coupe a bit too, well, obvious.
As is the case with all Alpina models, the B6 Gran Coupe benefits form understated styling. Only hard-core BMW and Alpina fans will notice the car features a front spoiler with a splitter in the middle, chunkier side skirts, and a new rear spoiler. The 20-inch Alpina wheels, though, is a dead giveaway as to the identity of this car.
Subtlety continues inside the cabin, where you get all the goodies like leather upholstery, electrically adjusted comfort seats with seat heating, navigation system with Bluetooth mobile phone preparation and ConnectedDrive technology, xenon headlights and LED fog lights. But all these features are wrapped up in a thick layer of elegant Alpina simplicity.
Performance-wise, Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is powered by an upgraded version of BMW’s 4.4 liter eight-cylinder engine, developing 397 kW (540 hp) and maximum torque of 730 Nm. Connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission xDrive all-wheel-drive system, this engine takes the B6 from 0 to 00 km/h in 3.9 seconds and yet returns 10.4 l/100 km and 242 g/km CO2 in the combined cycle.
Alpina B6 Gran Coupe also benefits from sport exhaust system developed in cooperation with Akrapovic, specially-tuned suspension providing the perfect compromise between handling and comfort, and beefier brakes. Prices for the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe start from 126.500 Euros.