The new 2016 model year BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe gains enhancements and benefits in particular from the results of continuous development by ALPINA. The new BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will become available to order starting in March 2015, with US deliveries slated to begin in June.
The BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is available as a special-order vehicle with capacity-limited production underscoring its exclusivity. A more-dynamic front spoiler and fascia enclose the subtly-revised BMW kidney grill, and shape the transition to the new ALPINA hood which features character chines, lending the new B6 xDrive Gran Coupe an even more powerful appearance and accentuate its class-leading performance potential.
The 4.4 liter V8 Bi-Turbo V-8 engine now delivers an astonishing 600 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 590 lb-ft at only 3,500 rpm (all figures preliminary). The increase in output of 60 hp over the 2015 model has been achieved through extensive rework of the air intake ducting and air filter housing, with enhancements to the fuel supply system. With a 0 – 60 mph acceleration time of only 3.6 seconds (preliminary), it is the fastest-accelerating BMW ALPINA model ever developed.
The new vehicle mounts an ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC 8-Speed Sport Automatic transmission, perfectly tailored to the power and torque of the V-8 Bi-Turbo engine.