NEW YORK Auto Show – BMW 2015 ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: March 5, 2014
Categories: BMW, BMW Car Shows

ALPINA’s unique blend of super-high performance and    individuality in a stunningly beautiful 6 Series Gran Coupe body and featuring xDrive.

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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 4, 2014 … Today BMW  announced the launch of the new BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe. The  will make its North American debut at the New  York International Auto Show in April and will go on sale immediately  thereafter. Pricing will be $118,225 including $925 destination and handling.

The BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe delivers exceptional 0 to 60 mph  acceleration in only 3.7 seconds. The 540-horsepower and 540 lb-ft  output of the 4.4-liter ALPINA Bi-Turbo V8 is channeled through an 8  speed Sport Automatic Transmission with ALPINA Switch-Tronic and BMW’s  xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system.

A carefully tuned high performance stainless steel ALPINA exhaust  system with twin elliptical tailpipes resonates with a deep but  unobtrusive exhaust note.

Electronic Damping Control and Active Roll Stabilization technology  work together with the fully variable torque distribution of the  xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system.  The seamless integration  of chassis and powertrain enables agile and neutral driving dynamics  that meet the highest demands for sportiness, comfort and all-weather traction.

With a top speed of 198 MPH, the BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe impresses  not only through its effortless and confident super-high performance,  but also with its finely balanced handling and smooth refinement.

Elegant and functional aerodynamic design

Typical ALPINA design features blend stylishly into the elegant lines  of the B6 Gran Coupe, accentuating its dynamic and powerful  appearance. The delicate and refined 20” ALPINA CLASSIC 21-spoke  wheels complement the long and smooth contours of the B6 Gran Coupe.

As beautiful as the ALPINA design features are, the aerodynamic  elements are also fully functional. The front apron with integrated,  slightly protruding splitter elements directs airflow over and around  the body rather than underneath the vehicle and thus contributes to  increased high speed aerodynamic stability.

The front apron was carefully designed to provide sufficient airflow  for the cooling needs of the powertrain, directing air to the  intercooler, as well as to the different heat exchanger elements for  coolant and oil. The 14.7 inch diameter front brake rotors and the  13.6 inch diameter rear brake rotors benefit from NACA ducts at the  front of the underbody to direct cold air towards them.

Handcrafted interior with the finest materials

The ALPINA exclusive LAVALINA leather is used to cover the hand  stitched steering wheel, door sill trims are highlighted with an  illuminated ALPINA logo and exclusive ALPINA Myrtle wood or Piano  Black trim finishes are available.

A wide range of individualization possibilities are available for  ALPINA customers The BMW Individual and the ALPINA equipment ranges  are available to create a truly unique vehicle using the Gran Coupe  body as a canvas for the personal preferences of BMW Alpina B6  drivers. Exclusive ALPINA exterior colors available for the BMW ALPINA  B6 Gran Coupe include ALPINA Blue and ALPINA Green.

The ALPINA factory

As is the case with every other BMW ALPINA vehicle, the B6 Gran Coupe  body is manufactured in the BMW 6 Series factory (Plant Dingolfing)  and hand finished with select ALPINA powertrain components and  interior equipment at the ALPINA factory in Buchloe, Germany. This  production sequence extends the production schedule by approximately  two weeks.

The BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe is available as a special order vehicle  with capacity-limited production. European Delivery at the BMW Welt  delivery center in Munich is available for the BMW ALPINA B6 Gran  Coupe as is delivery at the BMW Performance Center in South Carolina.  Customers can even choose both, if they wish.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since  1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in  2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include  marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW  brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and  the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic  design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon  Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW  Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global  manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all  X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes.  The  BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through  networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle  centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 119 MINI passenger car dealers,  and 35 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW  Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff  Lake, New Jersey.