Alpina’s new B4 Gran Coupe is the first fresh product from Alpina since the revelation surfaced that BMW is finally taking full control of the Buchloe-based company.
While both BMW and Alpina offer high performance M- and B-badged versions of the 3-Series sedan and 4-Series two-door coupe, neither firm previously offered anything based on the 4-Series Gran Coupe. BMW has no plans to change that stance, but Alpina clearly spotted a gap in the market.
The B4 is based on BMW’s regular 4-Series Gran Coupe, but given Alpina’s trademark subtle, yet muscular makeover with a deep front spoiler, rear lip spoiler and a set of 20-spoke, 20-in forged alloy wheels.
Under the hood is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six making 488 hp (495 PS) and 539 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque, which drives both axles through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive system. That combination of punch and traction is sufficient to push the M3’s swanky cousin to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).
This is a developing story and will be updated soon.