Spy Photos: New ALPINA B6

The next generation BMW 6 Series Coupe will launch this fall, and ALPINA is already working on their own version of the 6er. The new ALPINA B6 is built on the 6 Series Coupe chassis and would receive the usual premium treatment. The Buchloe-based automaker currently has a B6 S model based on the previous generation E63 650i and powered by a 4.4 liter V8 engine that it is neither a turbocharger nor a compressor, instead boost comes from a so-called ‘radial compressor’ which one may visualize as a combination of both. The horsepower output is 530.

The engine was matted to an automatic transmission with ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC and the B6 S would run to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds.

The 2012 ALPINA B6 would feature the typical aero package, with a restyled front and rear M bumper, along with larger air vents and a wider body that could resemble the M6 version. The usual ALPINA trademarked design cues will remain, from the 20-21″ inch wheels, dual round tail pipes, to the manually crafted interior and ALPINA emblems.

Following BMW’s steps in cost savings, the 2012 B6 will inherit the engine found in the B5 model, a 4.4 liter V8 engine, but with upgraded power that will take it past the 507 horsepower mark. Pricing will be set accordingly, so expect the MSRP to start above 100,000 euros. To avoid competition with the upcoming M6, the ALPINA B6 remains an European only model and the US market will continue to only enjoy the B7 flagship.

[Source: Carscoop ]




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