The 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will be released this June, with the orders already taking place. The new coupe comes with rather impressive specs, and though you might think it will be yet another xDrive model, the manufacturer has prepared some surprises for you. The new 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will come with an impressive powertrain, offering 600 horsepower and amazing systems and setups to control such rush. In addition, it will also come with numerous other technological advances, not only those which concern the powertrain and performance. All those systems will be packed in a comfortable and modern interior, while the exterior design will be improved and more attractive than before. Therefore, the 2016 ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is definitely a model worth spending your money on. The design and appearance of the coupe will depict its nature to the letter, as the new model is what it looks like – powerful, refined and dominant.
2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe Exterior Design
The new 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe looks really impressive. Its new and updated design is really striking, setting the new model apart from the rest of the competition. The coupe itself is, however, similar to the rest of the BMW lineup, as the new model is designed following the standard BMW design basics. However, the 2016 ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will also come with some elements of its own. Let’s start with the overall shape – the coupe will feature an elegant and impressive roofline and a sharp, yet fluent body shape. The front fascia is modern and attractive, featuring a new, slightly redesigned kidney grille and a new spoiler. The overall design is really modern, but also elegant and refined – after all, the new 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is a luxury model.
Interior Design & Features
The 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will come with a luxurious cabin worthy of a model its class. The interior is skilfully designed so it looks modern and expensive, but also, to be comfortable and functional. Of course, only the highest quality materials, including leather, were used for the upholstery and other features, while the designed is enriched with ALPINA emblems. In addition, the new coupe will offer both the BMW Navigation system and the BMW ConnectedDrive services among other features.
Powertrain Setup & Performance
The 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will be powered by a 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 engine its predecessor also uses. The mill can generate 600 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque at 3,500–4,500 rpm. According to the manufacturer, the coupe should be able to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds.
The aforementioned engine is paired with an eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission. The transmission was upgraded to provide superb performance especially for this model. The ALPINA SWITH-TRONIC transmission setup comes with three modes – Automatic, Sport and Manual. Thanks to this configuration, the coupe can provide impressive performance. Regardless of the recklessness of the driver, or its adrenaline-rushed spirit, the model will always remain comfortable and fun to drive. In addition, the transmission allows the model to perform almost as a race car while maintaining the smooth and refines stance.
Another exclusive feature which will come with the new 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is its all-wheel drive. This mode is also tuned up especially for this coupe, and it provides superb stability and precise and smooth drive.
In addition, the coupe will feature some additional setups, such as Dynamic Stability Control and traction control to provide the best performance it possibly can.
Orders & Release
The 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe orders started this March, and the first units will show up on the roads sometime during June.
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