Alpina B8 Gran Coupé (2021): a discreet M8 Competition

Alpina B8 Gran Coupé (2021) a discreet M8 Competition

The German manufacturer Alpina Automobiles is expanding its range with the arrival of the Alpina B8 Gran Coupé, a more discreet and more affordable alternative to the BMW M8 Competition.

Alpina Automobiles is a German manufacturer specializing in the manufacture of models closely derived from those of BMW . To complete its range from above, here is the new Alpina B8 Gran Coupé , which is based on the M850i ​​Gran Coupé and aims to be more elegant and exclusive.

If it is distinguished by its metallic green dress, specific 21-inch rims, Brembo brakes with blue calipers, a quadruple exhaust outlet and a front bumper signed Alpina, this B8 Gran Coupé is fully customizable to taste. customers, especially inside where a wide choice of noble materials are offered, and where there is an Alpina branded steering wheel, backlit door sills and standard digital instrumentation.

Alpina B8 Gran Coupé (2021): a supercharged V8

Under the hood, the twin-turbo V8 of the M850i ​​Gran Coupé has been revised to deliver 621 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque , all transmitted to the four wheels of the xDrive system via an eight-wheel automatic transmission. reports. For comparison, it offers 91 horsepower and 50 Nm more than an M850i, and comes furiously close to a BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé with its 625 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque.

This mechanism allows it to go from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.4 seconds , with a top speed of 324 km / h (3.2 seconds and 250 km / h for the M8 Competition Gran Coupé). However, this version signed Alpina was cut for the comfort of long journeys, which makes it more of a queen of the Autobahn than of the Nürburgring, with driving modes ranging from Comfort to Sport, to personalize its driving experience.

The Alpina B8 Gran Coupé is offered at a starting price from € 164,150 , which positions it as a distinctive and a little more accessible alternative to the M8 Competition Gran Coupé, which is priced at € 170,700.