2012 Alpina BMW B6 Bi-Turbo Coupe review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 , 11:12:55 byDan

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Alpina BMW B6 Bi-Turbo Coupe

The engineers from Buchloe, Germany, have seriously worked on details concerning the charging and intercooler system since the BMW B7 Bi-Turbo was introduced. Featuring a maximum torque of 700 Nm from 3,000 rpm, the all-aluminum V8 power plant delivers an impressive output of 540 HP at 5,500 rpm. An indirect inter-cooling system with increased inter-cooler flow and short intake tracts, is incorporated into the comprehensive high-performance cooling system. Furthermore, the B6 Bi-Turbo's class-leading emission figures and consumption, are enhanced by double-VANOS and direct injection. Thus, according to the measures of ECE Norm, the consumption figures are of 10.5 l/100 km, combined cycle, and the CO2 emissions reach 244 g/km. The advanced SWITCH-TRONIC eight-speed Sport Automatic Transmission ensures high levels of performance and comfort, setting benchmarks due to the fact that it was tested and adapted in co-operation with ZF. The combination of torque and eight speeds does not compromise the power delivery. The transmission is unmistakably immediate and crisp in the Sport Shift Mode, allowing for super quick up-shifts which take just milliseconds. The driver is enabled to completely control the transmission in the Manual Shift Mode, as the SWITCH-TRONIC buttons are ergonomically positioned on the back of the steering wheel. The Automatic Up-Shift function implies that the transmission will up-shift into a higher gear once a certain rpm threshold has been passed in the current gear. The interior is stylish and refined, with a sport steering wheel, hand-stitched in LAVALINA leather and blue illuminated entry sills with logo.