2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is Luxurious Muscle

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The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé embodies the very latest advances in production car computer electronics and aerodynamic technology. Effortless acceleration, superb road-holding abilities, and exemplary comfort come together to provide the driver with the ultimate driving experience. A BMW is steadily and constantly refined by engineers, designers, and stylists, into the benchmark of contemporary sports cars.

BMW provides the driver and passengers with a thoroughly comfortable, always exhilarating automobile with many facets of satisfaction. The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is a revered automobile which translate BMW’s unrivaled experience in turbocharging from the race tracks to road-going vehicles. It offers scintillating acceleration, cornering and overall road holding all of which reflect BMW’s racing heritage. The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is very high performance delivered in a luxurious package – 

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Alpina-built automobiles have exclusive signature features that distinguish them from regular BMW models. Beautiful “Alpina Blue” is a patented metallic paint finish which is exclusive to this model. A thin gold or silver pinstripe and 20” spoke alloy wheels augment the exterior. An interior plaque certifies the car’s authenticity with a serial number. Alpina models are built at a highly restricted pace to retain its exclusivity. Alpina crafted models place emphasis on quality, luxury, and brute engine torque.

The 2016 Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé gets subtle refinements enhancing the aesthetic beauty and high-performance. It’s the extensive hand-crafting that makes the difference. The bodyshell is hand-crafted at BMW’s Dingolfing plant and finished at the Alpina factory in Buchloe. This careful hand-finishing adds two weeks to the overall production time. The front end ensemble includes a dynamic new spoiler and revised trademark BMW kidney grille. The hood sports new contours for a more aggressive appearance. Full LED Adaptive Headlamps with High Beam Assist is standard. Alpina design features blend seamlessly into the BMW 6 Series enhancing its already graceful silhouette.

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Now for the power…torque…and refinement – The 4.4 litre Bi-Turbo engine cranks 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm packing a prolific punch with an astounding 799 Nm of peak torque @ 3,500 rpm. This is a 60 hp increase above the 2015 model. The dramatic performance is enhanced with an extensive rework of the air intake ducting, air filter housing, and upgrades to the fuel delivery system. The Alpina performance enhancement combined with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive delivers awesome jaw-dropping performance. Longitudinal acceleration is rated as 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. This is the fastest BMW Alpina model ever built with a maximum top speed of 200 mph electronically limited.

The 4.4 litre V8 engine is under continuous development. The Bi-Turbo system boosts the BMW Alpina B6’s staggering range of power. Two large-diameter turbochargers operating in parallel boost torque output at low rpm.  Its outstanding performance and power delivery are evolutionary. The high-performance water/air intercooler system with a short intake uses a large-volume low-temperature heat exchanger. It also has two near-engine intercoolers. For maximum engine cooling, this sophisticated system has additional oil and water coolers located behind the front spoiler. This guarantees optimum thermodynamic efficiency.

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The Alpina Switch-Tronic 8-speed Sport automatic transmission is mated to the powerful 4.4 litre V8 Bi-Turbo engine. The transmission has three modes: Automatic (D), Sports (S), and Manual (M). In Automatic, it is programmed for comfort. Its superb 8-speeds and high torque result in imperceptible gear changes. Its effortless and efficient low engine speed offers superior cruising ability.

In Sport mode, upshifts come at higher speeds. This allows for multi-simultaneous downshifts in only milliseconds, with the transmission skipping several gears at a time, selecting the best gear for optimum acceleration and operating efficiency.

The Manual shift mode gives the driver complete control over the transmission. The Alpina Switch-Tronic buttons are located at the rear of the steering wheel allowing the driver to shift up or down as required. Manual shift mode in combination with the selection of Sport+ or DSC OFF mode using the Driving Dynamics Control button cancels the automatic upshift function. It maintains the selected gear up to a maximum engine speed and will not upshift to the next gear.

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Hardware modifications to the transmission output and drive shafts enable unrestrained power delivery. Common reduction of torque required by the transmission in order to upshift is eliminated by Alpina-specific software and the single-cylinder fade out. This provides lightning-quick upshifts under full loads. Alpina software interacts with the astute BMW all-wheel drive system. It continually distributes torque between the front and rear axles within milliseconds.

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and engine management system networks with the torque distribution control system. This intuitive network is performance oriented increasing driving agility and overall dynamics under lateral acceleration eliminating slip-induced losses. The system continually monitors a wide array of sensory inputs such as yaw angle and speed to distribute torque to achieve maximum safety with sudden road changes.

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The Alpina B6 xDrive features a tuned stainless steel exhaust system. The deep throaty exhaust is the result of active exhaust valves open. The driver can change the sound via the Driving Dynamics Control button. In the comfort mode the exhaust valve is closed up to 2,500 rpm. In Sport mode the valve is permanently open. The exhaust system is equipped with exclusive Alpina trademark twin elliptical tailpipes. The character of the deep exhaust note is prominent but not intrusive.

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The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé features a tastefully appointed cabin. Glove-soft Nappa leather upholsters the seats and dash luxuriously. It has a comprehensive list of standard features upgrading the 6 Series to Alpina superlatives. Power comfort seating and the BMW Navigation system with BMW ConnectedDrive services are standard. The Alpina steering wheel is covered with hand-stitched Lavalina leather.

Signature blue Alpina instrumentation, door sill plates with blue illuminated Alpina lettering, and the classic Alpina luxury wood trim in Myrtle or Piano lacquer are exclusive features for the Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé. This luxury saloon is a provocative example of BMW distinction. The Alpina Series is all about precision and hand-crafting that consistently exceeds existing standards using innovative solutions and engineering prowess. With its elite status and impressive roster of features and accessories, the Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is a formidable new expression of high-performance with ultra-luxury virtues.

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Alpina-built models have refined understatement where form follows function. The shape of the new front spoiler guarantees the effective flow of air to the radiator modules of the cooling system, intercooler, water and oil systems. An integrated splitter directs air over and around the vehicle stabilizing the front end at high speeds. There are NACA air channels at the front of the underbody to direct cold air to the brakes. The blue calipers are visible the spokes of the classic 20” Alpina alloy wheels. The front calipers proudly display Alpina lettering. Large diameter brake discs measure 374 x 36 mm on the front axle and 370 x 24 mm on the rear axle for effective fade-free brake performance.

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The exclusive Alpina 20″ alloy wheels have locking feature

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The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé rides upon the success of BMW. This sophisticated sport suspension uses BMW technology such as Dynamic Damper Control with adjustable adaptive shock absorbers, and Adaptive Drive which is an active Anti-Roll Stabilization. These are all integrated into the intelligent all-wheel drive dynamics. The driver may change chassis and suspension settings from Comfort+, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ by using the Driving Dynamics Control rocker switch.

Its sport suspension uses BMW double wishbones up front and an integral rear axle. It is fitted with staggered tires size 255/35 ZR20 for the front axle and 295/30 ZR20 for the rear axle. These high-performance Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires have run-flat technology with a high-speed capability to facilitate its possible 200 mph. Stiffer springs and increased front wheel camber combined with the 20” staggered Alpina Classic alloy wheels result in direct steering response and precise handling.

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The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé embodies the very latest advances in production car computer electronics and aerodynamic technology. Effortless acceleration, superb road-holding abilities, and exemplary comfort come together to provide the driver with the ultimate driving experience. A BMW is steadily and constantly refined by engineers, designers, and stylists, into the benchmark of contemporary sports cars.

BMW provides the driver and passengers with a thoroughly comfortable, always exhilarating automobile with many facets of satisfaction. The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is a revered automobile which translate BMW’s unrivaled experience in turbocharging from the race tracks to road-going vehicles. It offers scintillating acceleration, cornering and overall road holding all of which reflect BMW’s racing heritage. The Alpine B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is very high performance delivered in a luxurious package –

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