Alpina, the first and the only one BMW’s tuner officially approved is far more known in Europe than in US. This might be the reason of frustration while cars made by Alpina add a great part of luxury to each Munich made BMW. Alpinas quality can be compared easily to Bentley or Rolls-Royce and believe is astonishing.
For all those who cant stand the lack of Alpina models in US the company shown after a B7 the next model available in US – BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. The car has 4.4 liter V8 engine which develops 540hp which is less than in M6 but at the other hand its torque is higher. Its quite a norm in Alpina tuning – always very close to M editions but with higher refinement as it comes to comfort and more ennoble.
Alpina has 8-speed automatic transmission, 21-inch Alpina design wheels, Alpina’s dedicated colour and Alpinas made subtle aerodynamic pack.
The car is about half a second quicker than standard BMW and what is more importnet its maximum speed is not restricted. Its max is 198mph. The cost of the car in US starts at $118,225 and car can be serviced in each BMW garage without loosing warranty.