Alpina may have only introduced the new B6 xDrive Gran Coupe earlier this year and already, a refreshed prototype has been spied testing.
BMW itself is currently working on a mid-life facelift for the BMW 6-Series and the following Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe appears to have adopted those same small visual modifications. These changes include new headlights and taillights as well as tweaked bumpers both front and rear. In the cabin, expect the refreshed B6 xDrive Gran Coupe to adopt BMW’s new touchpad interface.
Considering the existing model is so new, we don’t expect any mechanical modifications. As a result, we expect the same 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine tweaked and fettled by Alpina to be featured. In the current car, the tuner has 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 current Alpina 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.
[Via Motor Authority]