Alpina Sets A New Standard In Luxury BMW Performance With The 612HP B8

Mar 26, 2021

Category: Rides

Since its founding in 1965, Alpina has worked in close cooperation with BMW to produce some of the most exclusive, refined, and high-performance sports sedans money can buy. Much more than an independent auto tuner, Alpina hand-builds its vehicles in both in-house and BMW-owned factories, with plenty of upgrades to the engine, the componentry, and the interior along the way.

And now Alpina has worked its magic on BMW’s ultra-luxe 8-series. Dubbed the ‘B8 Gran Coupé,’ it sports a number of stylistic changes, including larger air intakes on the front valance, a diffuser under the rear bumper, as well as a lipped spoiler extending from the trunk lid. What’s more, Alpina’s fitted it with a set of 20-spoke 21-inch wheels, an addition that looks the part and should also improve its available grip. Inside, it’s been treated to an elegant visual update, with the supple upholstery of the standard 8-series now complemented by illuminated door sills, high-gloss Walnut Anthracite trim, and a hand-finished steering wheel in natural Lavalina leather. Powered by an upgraded 612hp twin-turbo 4.4L V8 pulled from the M8, it’s good for a 3.3s 0-60mph time and a top speed of 201mph. It’ll go on sale this spring for $139,900.

Purchase: $139,900

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