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2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

Mar
10

2015 bmw alpina b6 xdrive gran coupe tt 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran CoupeAlpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will make its official debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in April. Immediately after that, it will hit the market with pricing starting from $118,225. The model is based on BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe 650i.

The 4.4 liter Bi-Turbo gasoline V8 is boosted to 540HP (397 kW) and 732Nm (540 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph) – electronically limited. The engine is connected to an 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission with ALPINA Switch-Tronic and BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system.

Other highlights include performance stainless steel ALPINA exhaust system with twin elliptical tailpipes, the Electronic Damping Control and Active Roll Stabilization technology that work in combination in order to distribute the torque of the xDrive intelligent AWD. (more…)

Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible based on BMW 4-Series 335i Convertible

Feb
24

Alpina B4 Bi Turbo Convertible t Alpina B4 Bi Turbo Convertible based on BMW 4 Series 335i ConvertibleAlpina has announced the B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible based on the all-new 4-Series 335i Convertible. The stylish drop-top will make its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, next week.

Outside, the B4 Bi-Turbo boasts a complete body kit including front and rear aprons, a sports exhaust system and a set of 20” alloy wheels. The interior features heated leather sport seats, a sport steering wheel and Alpina branded door sills plates. Other highlights include embroidered headrests and special floor mats. (more…)

2014 Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo

Jan
20

2014 BMW Alpina B4 Bi Turbo bmw t 2014 Alpina B4 Bi Turbo2014 Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo is officially unveiled. It is based on BMW 4-Series Coupe 335i and comes with a number of performance upgrades like bigger brake system, aerodynamics package and engine boost.

Under the hood

A 3.0 liter turbocharged straight-six – 410HP (301 kW) at 5,500RPM and 600Nm (444 lb-ft) at 3,000RPM. The engine is connected to a ZF 8-Speed Sport-Automatic transmission. 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h (188 mph). Furthermore, the new B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe achieves a class-leading combined fuel economy of just 7.6l/100km and 177g/km CO2.

Exterior

A new front apron and rear spoiler. A set of 20” ALPINA Classic wheels fitted with performance tires. At the rear – ALPINA lettering and signature twin tailpipes.

Suspension
 
Adaptive ALPINA sport suspension with electronically adjustable dampers and performance springs, bump stops and stabilisers. The system allows the driver to use the Drive Performance Control (Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport, Sport+) to select the suspension setting and driving dynamics to match his mood.

Brake system

370mm discs at the front and 345mm discs at the rear with 4- and 2-piston calipers

2013 BMW Alpina B7: Luxury Sedan Gone Hotrod?

2013 BMW Alpina B7

Oct
05

2013 BMW ALPINA B7 thumb  2013 BMW Alpina B7Today, BMW announced updates to the second generation of the successful BMW ALPINA B7 super-high performance luxury sedan with more performance, fresh design features, and improved efficiency. The new B7 is slated for a North American debut at the historic Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August and will go on-sale immediately thereafter. Pricing will be $128,495 (B7 Standard Wheelbase), $131,495 (B7 SWB with xDrive), $132,395 (B7 Long Wheelbase), and $135,395 (B7 LWB with xDrive) including $895 destination and handling. (more…)

2013 BMW Alpina B7 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour

2012 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo

Aug
06

2012 alpina b5 bi turbo thumb 2012 Alpina B5 Bi Turbo2012 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo is powered by the famous twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 now delivering 540PS (397 kW) and 730Nm (538 lb-ft). This is an increase of 33PS (24 kW) and 30Nm (22 lb-ft) over the previous version. The acceleration to 100 km/h is faster with 0.2 seconds – 4.5 s and the top speed is 319 km/h (198 mph), which is 12 km/h (7 mph) more. (more…)

Alpina BMW B6 Bi-Turbo Coupe

Jul
16

2012 bmw alpina b6 bi turbo thumb Alpina BMW B6 Bi Turbo CoupeFor Alpina, a technology driven company, standstill is a foreign word. Since the introduction of the B7 Bi-Turbo, the engineers from Buchloe, Germany, have been continuously working on the details of the turbo charging and intercooler system.

Consequently, the all-aluminium V8 power plant now produces 540hp (397kW) at a moderate 5500rpm, with a maximum torque of 700Nm from 3000rpm. Two turbo-chargers configured in parallel, each feeding one of the two cylinder banks, with specially developed large diameter exhaust-turbines allow this engine configuration to provide both exceptional power output and an abundance of torque over an especially broad rpm range while maintaining excellent throttle response at low rpm. (more…)

Alpina B3 BMW E92 GT3

Jul
13

alpina b3 bmw e92 gt3 thumb Alpina B3 BMW E92 GT3Alpina’s recent return to international motor sport peaked this year, with the drivers Alexandros Margaritis and Dino Lunardi winning the German GT Series, the 2011 ADAC GT Masters Championship, in the Alpina BMW B6 GT3.

With this achievement Alpina purposefully demonstrates that despite a long absence from motor sports, cutting edge automotive know-how and technical expertise continues to be the foundation for the development of exclusive BMW Alpina automobiles.

Ideal circumstances to re-kindle the long-standing Alpina tradition of creating ultra small series limited editions. (more…)

BMW Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo Convertible

Jun
29

bmw alpina b6 bi turbo convertible thumb BMW Alpina B6 Bi Turbo ConvertibleOne of the most interesting and eagerly awaited cars was revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. BMW Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo Convertible is based on the well known 650i model.

The all-aluminium bi-turbo V8 power plant boasts 507PS (373 kW) and staggering 700Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, which is an increase of 100PS (74 kW) and 100Nm (74 lb-ft). So, there is no coincidence. 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a Vmax of 311 km/h (193 mph). Still, the vehicle manages to achieve an average 10.9 litres per 100 km and 255 g/km of CO2.

Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo Convertible also comes with complete aerodynamic package including front and rear bumpers and side skirts. There are also a four-tailpipe Akrapovic sports exhaust system and huge 20” alloy wheels in the well-known design fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. (more…)

BMW Alpina D5 Bi-Turbo

Jun
29

bmw alpina d5 bi turbo thumb BMW Alpina D5 Bi TurboAlpina has introduced one more vehicle – D5 Bi-Turbo based on 535d. It comes with one of the most powerful diesel engines in the world.

In other words – 350PS (257 kW) coming from a 3.0 liter twin-turbo straight-six diesel, which has the same fuel-economy rating as the 530d with 245PS (180 kW) – 6.2 liters per 100 km on combined cycle. Not bad for such amount of power, not bad at all! 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph). That is the reason why 535d is called ///M diesel.

The mighty engine is mated to the new ZF SWITCH-TRONIC 8-speed Sport Automatic gearbox. It is further improved to handle all new torque.

The stance is improved by adding a set of lowering springs. There are also a set of 20” Alpina alloy wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires in dimensions – 255/35 ZR20 at the front and 285/30 ZR20 at the rear. (more…)

Alpina B3 BiTurbo F30 render

Jun
28

alpina Alpina B3 BiTurbo F30 renderClosely affiliated to BMW, Alpina will use their 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder twin-scroll single turbo N55 engine as a base but will rebuild and re-engineer it for more power and torque via the addition of a twin-turbo system. Output will reportedly be approximately 420HP (309 kW) – slightly higher than the 400HP (294 kW) of the outgoing model.

The Alpina B3 BiTurbo is expected to have its media release at the end of this year followed by a public debut in Geneva next year. (more…)