Alpina today presented its new model, the Alpina B4 Gran Coupe, based on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. And although BMW has taken over Alpina, the propeller brand will not take effective control of Alpina until 2025. Thus, this new model with 495 hp and more torque than the BMW M4 Competition remains a pure and simple Alpina.
Until now the Alpina B4 was declined in Coupé and Cabrio, being derived from the BMW 4 Series Coupé and Cabrio. In the previous generation of the 4 Series, the Gran Coupé did not have an Alpina version. For this generation the roles are reversed and Alpina does not present a B4 Coupé or a B4 Cabrio, but a B4 Gran Coupé.
More torque than a BMW M4 Competition and a custom suspension
The basis of the B4 Gran Coupé is the BMW M440i xDrive, but manufactured by BMW following Alpina’s specifications in terms of engine, suspension and tuning. Equip a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder what does it dispense 495 CV which is reached from 5,000 rpm to 7,000 rpm. Delivery 730 Nm per motoravailable from 2,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm.
Although this engine is less powerful than that of an M4 Competition (510 hp) it has more torque than an M3 or M4 Competition, which are satisfied with 650 Nm available between 2,750 and 5,500 rpm.
The B4 is equipped with the xDrive all-wheel drive system associated with the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. All this allows an acceleration of 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 301 km/h.
Alpina-supplied turbochargers, a larger intercooler and a new intake duct are the highlights of its engine. In addition, it has a stainless steel exhaust line developed for Alpina and finished with the usual four tailpipes, Alpina’s hallmark.
As for the suspensions, it has variable springs and dampers made to measure for Alpina. The small German manufacturer is usually able to focus on ride comfort, but without sacrificing dynamism.
Thus, the camber is 1.25° on the front axle, in combination with stabilizer bars specially developed for the front axle, “they allow lateral dynamism to be considerably increased”, they explain from Alpina.
The variable pitch steering of the 4 Series Gran Coupé has been retuned by Alpina and offers a single Comfort mode and two Sport modes. The high performance tires are this time in charge of Pirelli.
Equip some P Zero developed specifically for the Alpina B4 (they have the code “ALP” on the side). The brakes of the B4 are also typical of Alpina, with carbon-ceramic discs being an option.
Subtle cosmetic changes
Externally, the B4 Gran Coupé meets everything one would expect to find in an Alpina product. The cosmetic changes between the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and this car are few, but enough. It features an Alpina-designed front spoiler, rear spoiler and rear diffuser.
Of course, the B4 is equipped with Alpina’s iconic multi-spoke wheels. They are 20-inch, 20-spoke forged wheels that weigh only 11.8 kg each.
As for the color palette, the usual Alpina blue and green will be available, with or without the Alpina stripes, but you can also choose from the wide range of usual BMW colours, including options for BMW Individual.
The interior features the usual Alpina modifications. Goodbye, to the BMW logo, replaced by the Alpina logo throughout the interior. The steering wheel is covered in Lavalina leather.
As an option, the leather on the seats can be changed to Lavalina in any desired colour. And of course the Alpina plate with the production number of the car is present. In this case it is located in the center console.
The brand is already accepting orders for the Alpina B4 Gran Coupé and, to get an idea, prices start from 94.150 euros in France (the country closest to Spain with an Alpina distributor). The first andDeliveries are scheduled for July 2022.
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