2014 BMW Aplina B4 BiTurbo Coupe review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 8 December 2013 , 08:12:29 byEmil

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BMW Aplina B4 BiTurbo Coupe

Alpina has revealed their new B4 BiTurbo Coupe during the Tokyo Motor Show.

The vehicle is based on BMW 4- Series Coupe, delivering an auto of a classic elegance combined with a maximum performance. In comparison with the Saloon, the Coupe is wider, longer and it was also drastically lowered. The auto comes with a subtle ALPINA lettering front spoiler and large air intakes designed for the turbo charged engine`s cooling system. The B4 BiTurbo rides on 20 inch Alpina Classic wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and features blue brake calipers and twin tailpipes. With minor interior changes, the Coupe comes with special designed floor mats and Lavalina leather upholstery together with Alpina badging.

Motivation is provided by the twin turbo 3.0 liter six cylinder, high precision direct injection engine with an output of 410 HP (301 kW) and a 600 Nm (443 lb- ft) peak torque at 3000 rpm. Furthermore, 55o Nm are available between 2200 rpm and 5200 rpm.

The powertrain is mated to a ZF 8 speed Sport Automatic transmission, thus enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/ h (0- 62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. The B4 BiTurbo reaches 200 Km/ h in 14 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 350 Km/ h (189 mph). Efficiency wise, the engine has a 7.6 l/ 100 Km fuel consumption (37.1 mpg UK, 30.9 mpg US) with 177 g/ km CO2 emissions.

The 8 speed atutomatic transmission with SWITCH-TRONIC offers the appropriate driving experience in all possible conditions delivering three shift modes. Firstly, the Automatic (D) shift mode offers a smooth transition between gears with no perceivable interruption to the delivery of power focusing on the driving comfort. Secondly, the Sport (S) mode shortens the time necessary for the next gear to engage. The gearshifts are even faster when using the Sport or Sport + setting of the Drive Performance Control. Finally, the Manual (M) Shift Mode is activated by the SWITCH-TRONIC buttons located on the back of the steering wheel. This shift mode allows the driver to shift gears when considered necessary.

The BMW ALPINAB4 Bi-Turbo Coupe will hit the dealerships in May 2014.

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