The Alpina B6 is a series of high-performance grand tourers produced and marketed by Alpina, a German car manufacturer, from 2005 until 2019. The company first introduced the B6 model in 2005 and was available in coupé and convertible body styles.
History of Alpina B6
Alpina B6 (E61; 2005 - 2010)
Alpina based the 2005 B6 on the 650i with a modified variant of its 4.4L N62 V8 engine. It produces 493 hp (368 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque at 4,250 rpm. The B6's V8 engine, instead of the M6's naturally aspirated V10, provides superior fuel efficiency.
- B6 S - Introduced in 2008 with a power of 523 hp (390 kW) and 535 lb-ft (725 Nm) of torque.
- B6 GT3 - The B6 GT3 was Alpina's first race car in 20 years when it was unveiled in 2009. The GT3 has a 4.4-liter supercharged V8 engine from the B6 that has been tweaked to participate in the FIA GT3 global championship. The engine produces 523 hp (390 kW) and 535 lb-ft (725 Nm) of torque.
Alpina B6 (F12; 2011 - 2019)
The third generation of Alpina's high-performance grand tourer, the B6 (F12), is now on the market. Alpina unveiled the BMW 6 Series-based B6 at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show and offered the coupe and convertible body style models, which they unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. 2014 saw the introduction of the gran coupe, a third body design for saloons. As of 2021, the Alpina B8 gran coupe (G16) replaced the Alpina B6 gran coupe (G16). Alpinas based the generation of this B6 on the 650i powered by an improved version of the N63 twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The engine produces 533 hp (397 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. They also installed an 8-speed ZF AT transmission for the engine with an optional limited-slip differential and a manual Sport Shift shifting mode. Features include Lavalina leather interior upholstery, myrtle wood trim, a panoramic roof, heated rear seats, adjustable vented sports seats, Alpina gauges, BMW driver assistance, and more.
- B6 Edition 50 - Introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with a power of 600 hp (447 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.
Alpina sold the 2019 BMW Alpina B6 with an MSRP of $124,400 for its 4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas 8-Speed Automatic engine and all-wheel-drive model.
Interior Features of Alpina B6
Although the inside of the base Gran Coupe is a generation behind the current 5 Series and the new X5, it is still one of the most unique in the BMW lineup. It's even more luxurious in Alpina B6 because of additional standard features and stronger materials. Comfortable and welcoming, with low-set seats and a contoured two-seater in the back, although headroom is limited in the rear. One of the greatest systems on the market, BMW's iDrive, allows the B6's navigation and connection capabilities to be quickly accessed. Alpina badges and a distinctive set of blue-hued gauges with red needles are visual markers that show you're driving one of the rarest luxury automobiles on the market. Standard features include four-zone climate control, front seats with heating that are extensively power-adjustable with memory settings for the front seats, 4-way lumbar support, a power-adjustable steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, and elegant ambient lighting. Safety standard equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, a backup camera, and cruise control. There are four unique extra packages to choose from, and if money is no problem, you may drive away from the dealership with practically every possible feature and luxury. Everything from night-vision to heated seats to ceramic-trimmed controls is on offer. Alpina B6 features a 10.2-inch iDrive interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio, an auxiliary audio jack, a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, wireless charging, and USB ports. The audio system features a 16-speaker Harman Kardon unit.
Exterior Feature of Alpina B6
Alpina has put its trademark accents to the stunning 6 Series Gran Coupe, making this luxury vehicle even more impressive. The Alpina badging, distinctive rear spoiler and two Alpina-specific colors go perfectly with the 20-inch multi-spoke wheels. While Alpina has offered more drastic changes to ordinary BMW vehicles in the past, one gets the impression that they didn't want to interfere with the Gran Coupe's core appearance too much this time around. Standard features include adaptive power-folding side mirrors, LED headlights, and LED foglights.
The BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe engine delivers 591 hp (435 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) at 3,500 rpm of torque. The Alpina B6 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph (318 kph) and a curb weight of 4,780 lbs (2,168 kg). Alpina offered the BMW Alpina B6 as an all-wheel-drive (AWD) model with an 8-speed automatic transmission powered by a 4.4L V8 engine.
Alpina released the latest Alpina B6 at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.