BMW Alpina B8 Grand Coupe: an exclusive car

Just over a year ago the face of the BMW Alpina B8 Grand Coupe was revealed. A model for which there was, before its debut, a lot of secrecy and of which, with a few months to go, some photos were leaked that went around the world.

Like other Alpinas, this car has its own features such as its 21-inch multi-spoke wheels or its slightly modified bumpers for a more elegant and distinctive look than the previous ones. What can not be missing is the name of Alpina in the area of ​​​​the lower grille.

It also has additional pieces in the wheel arches, while in the rest it is quite similar in its exterior to other models that preceded it. This one in particular brings the BMW logo, something that until then had not been seen.

Javier Mota was able to test this exclusive car. (Video: Always Auto: YouTube)

At the rear of the car you can not miss the slight touches that distinguish the house, such as a small spoiler and a larger four-outlet exhaust system with a slightly oval design.

The diffuser is more elaborate. Its wheels feature upgraded Brembo brakes showcasing blue 395 and 398mm calipers.

Rear of the BMW Alpina B8 Grand Coupe. (Photo: BMW)

Inside, an extra luxury and exclusivity was chosen, which can be seen in details such as the elegant Lavalina leather upholstery. The steering wheel paddles and center console finished in glossy dark wood that now sports the iDrive selector with Alpina logo.

Already in the mechanical part, this Alpina bets on a 4.4-liter V8 engine from BMW, the same one that the Alpina XB7 already uses, and that in this version has been modified to reach 612 horsepower and 590 pounds of torque per linear foot. .

Figures capable enough to get this fast car from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds and have a top speed of 200 mph. This car generates a much more special sound than others thanks to its new exhaust that can also be regulated thanks to its two Comfort and Sport modes.

Interior of the BMW Alpina B8 Grand Coupe. (Photo: BMW)

It comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and four-wheel drive. It gets 17 mpg city, 24 mpg city and 19 mpg combined. It’s a big, heavy car at 4,831 pounds.

The BMW Alpina B8 has a base price of $139,900. The model that Javier Mota tested comes with some extras that he explains in the video and has a final price of $148,095 dollars.

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