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Alpina B6 or BMW M6 – Which is Better?

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We love these classic, straight-to-the-point, no-nonsense comparison tests between two cars that are so similar on the surface, one would have a hard time telling them apart. The cars in question here are the Alpina B6 bi-turbo and the BMW M6. And the benefit of this test is that it’ll reveal to you which is the best 6 Series-based high-performance Gran Coupe for your money.

Alright then, let’s hit it and join Motor Trend Senior Features Editors Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman as they have a lot of fun, sorry, do a lot of testing and analyzing and hard work to know for sure if Alpina B6 is superior to the BMW M6 or what. It’s a rotten job, but somebody’s gotta do it, ya know?

Alpina B6 Specs:


Cylinders V8 90°
Capacity (cc) 4395
Bore (mm) 89.0
Stroke (mm) 88.3
Compression ratio (:1) 10.0
Max output (kW (hp) / rpm) 441 (600) / 6000
Max torque (Nm / 1/min) 800 / 3500 – 4500
Engine management BOSCH MEVD 17.2.H
Fuel type 98-octane
Emissions classification Euro 6


Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 4.2
Top speed (km/h) 330

Fuel consumption

Urban (l/100km) 12.9
Extra-urban (l/100km) 7.4
Combined (l/100km) 9.4
CO2 emissions (g/km) 219

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