BMW tuning specialists Alpina have the Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. Alpina always created monsters which aren’t as showy as the M-alternatives on which they are often based, yet equally as capable in a straight line and around corners. With the release of the brand new 2015 Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe this point is exemplified perfectly.
The brand new Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe features an upgraded 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine tweaked and fettled by Alpina. They have managed to extract 540 hp and 540 lb-ft of torque from it. This power is sent via an 8-speed sport automatic transmission to BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. To help make the BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe sound as good as it goes, an Alpina stainless steel exhaust system has been installed.
When it is all said and done, the B6 xDrive Gran Coupe can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds and a top speed of around 320 km/h!
As is typical with Alpina’s creations, the BMW B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is nowhere near as flashy nor in your face as say a BMW M6 Gran Coupe and instead opts for style and elegance. This has been achieved with the fitment of a new front fascia incorporating a redesigned bumper. The car then features tightly-spoked alloy wheels and at the rear, can be differentiated from an ordinary 6-Series Gran Coupe with a prominent bootlid lip spoiler, new bumper quad-exhaust pipes and more prominent rear diffuser.
In the cabin it is all luxury with lavalina leather used to cover components including the hand stitched steering wheel and door sill trims. Additionally, Alpina offers a host of customisation options for buyers with two new exclusive colours offered specifically for the new 2015 Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. These are Alpina blue and Alpina green.
When the car hits U.S. shores, it will cost from $118,225 including the $925 destination and handling charge.