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BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99 is a more powerful limited edition B4 S

Alpina is releasing a new limited edition model that is essentially a more powerful and more appealing re-creation of the BMW 4 Series. This is the new BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99, which would be sold either as a convertible and coupe versions, with deliveries set next year. As its name indicates, only 99 examples of the Edition 99 will be built.

This new BMW Alpina B4 S Biturbo Edition 99 is a limited edition model of the Alpina B4 S, which was derived from the BMW 4 Series. However, the B4 S is even more powerful and more dynamic than the high performance iteration of the 4 Series – the M4 Coupe. The Coupe version of the Edition 99 can be availed either as rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive (left-hand drive only). The Convertible model of the Edition, meanwhile, is configured as a rear-wheel drive.

While the 3.0-liter straight-six turbocharged engine of the M4 delivers 431 hp of output, the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six mill inside the B4 S offers up to 440 hp (324 kW). It also delivers 442 lb.-ft. (660 Nm) of torque, allowing the B4 S to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds for the standard rear-wheel-drive configuration, or 3.9 seconds with the all-wheel drive version.

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Alpina B4 S Bi-turbo is a cooler version than the BMW M4

If you are looking for an awesome car, look no further than the BMW M4. But if you want something more exclusive than that, then you can opt for the Alpina-tuned 4 Series as this will definitely turn heads wherever you go.

Alpina has prepared a kit that isn’t just about the car’s looks as its performance will also be given a boost albeit, not by much. It gets a raise of 9 PS (9 horsepower) and 56 Newton metres (41 pound feet) of torque. The Alpina B4 S Bi Turbo carries out a little more power than the stock M4, thanks to its straight-six 3.0 liter engine. That may not sound a lot, but overall, that totals to an impressive number of 440 PS (434 HP) and 660 Nm (487 pound-feet) of torque in a wide speed range from 5,500 to 6,250 rpm.

For those of you who are interested in this Alpina tuned 4 Series, the white model is on display at BMW Abu Dhabi dealership. The special body kit comes with a custom front splitter, side skirts, and boot lid spoiler. It also has multi-spoke alloys and blue calipers, plus decals from the tuner.

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2017 Alpina B4 S Rallye Green based on BMW 4-Series Coupe is the height of exclusivity

Customers who think the BMW 4 Series Coupe is rather ordinary are in for a treat especially with what BMW Individual and Alpina have in store. The best example is presently being displayed at BMW Abu Dhabi Motors, a dealer that looks to be getting the best toys to play around with.

Even with one look, the use of Rallye Green paint on the Alpina B4 S makes the body even more aggressive. Combined with the upgrades implemented by those at Buchloe, it is clear that this is not your standard 4 Series Coupe.

On the inside for example, BMW Individual made sure that the interior of the B4 S would be different from the usual 4 Series Coupe. The instrument cluster has blue dials with the steering wheel showing green stitching. This color theme is in fact the same as that on the exterior. While the usual 4 Series Coupe has a left air vent on its center console, the B4 S instead has an extra display. On the lower region of the console is a special plaque that proves this is not the usual car.

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2014 Geneva Preview: Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Cabrio based on BMW 4-Series Cabriolet

It was in 1960 when Burkard Bovensiepen began the foundation with the performance-enhanced version of the BMW 1500. Since then it has been developed to become what is now a permanent fixture under the luxury sports car segment. At that time, Burkard Bovensiepen had the petrol-powered four-cylinder engines having the Weber dual carburetors.

This was considered as a cutting-edge product at the time and marketed through the Alpina. Presently, these products are now integrated to high-tech autos. Fitted at the beginning and combined with the best genes that BMW can offer, they symbolize the best when it comes to comfort, driving culture, performance, and efficiency. Indeed, the new BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo models are able to put all of these qualities together.

The more contemporary 3-liter straight-six engine has been fitted with two turbochargers in order to deliver output of 310 kW (410 hp) with peak torque at 600 Nm. Its Sport-Automatic 8-Speed Transmission having the Alpina Swithc-Tronic combined with the Alpina adaptive sport suspension result in maximizing both the already exceptional dynamics and the comfort.

Read the entire article 2014 Geneva Preview: Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Cabrio based on BMW 4-Series Cabriolet

At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Alpina took the wraps off the new B4 BiTurbo Coupe. As expected, the new sports car is based on the new 4-Series Coupe and it is powered by a straight-six 3.0-liter twinturbo engine that delivers 410 hp and 600 Nm of torque.

Mated to the 8-speed Sport-Automatic transmission with Alpina Switchtronic and using the Alpina sport suspension the B4 BiTurbo Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 14 seconds and has a top speed of over 300 km/h (186 mph).

Despite these impressive performances, fuel consumption is just 7.6 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are just 177 g/km. In terms of design we find the well-known front spoiler with subtle Alpina lettering, a front apron with large air intakes, a rear spoiler as well as a redesigned rear bumper and the signature twin tailpipes.

Read the entire article 2013 Tokyo Motor Show: Alpina B4 Biturbo Coupe based on Bmw 4-Series Coupe

During the past few years, many automakers have developed a love-hate relationship towards diesel engines because of strict emission standards. Automakers have built a perception that diesel engines are not clean, and this is why some marques like Volvo and Nissan have decided to completely abandon the fuel type in the next few years.

In contrary to that, there are still other automakers like Mercedes-Benz and Mazda that believe that there still is a future for diesel engined vehicles, mainly because of SUVs. These big cars will need more torque in their power plants without turning a blind eye on fuel consumption.

To add to the list of pro diesel cars, it seems like Alpina will be joining them very soon, the independent performance tuner of BMW. Andreas Bovensiepen, head and son of founder, told Whichcar that he sees the future of diesel powertrains.

Read the entire article Alpina joins bandwagon of pro-diesel automakers

A lot of people, especially in Europe, love the diesel engine despite the fact that it is one of the dirtiest things you could also talk about these days. While automakers like BMW are shifting to hybrid and electric vehicles for their upcoming models like the next generation X3, there are some models that still remain to build diesel engine vehicles. For instance, Alpina had just given the diesel powered SUV engine a boost. That is something BMW will definitely not do.

Having said that, this is exactly what the Bavarian tuner did: they tweaked the BMW 3.0 liter straight six engine with two turbochargers and common rail high pressure direct injection of the regular X3 diesel. Overall, this gives an output of 333 horsepower (245 kilowatts) and a torque of 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres).

If these numbers do not sound impressive to you, Alpina wants to boast that in only 4.9 seconds, the XD3 can accelerate to 62 miles per hour from standstill (0-100 kilometers per hour). It achieves a top speed of 158 miles per hour (254 kilometers per hour). In other words, this could be the fastest, diesel powered SUV in the market today.

Read the entire article 2018 Alpina XD3 is a BMW X3 with 4 turbos, set to launch at Geneva Motor Show

For many, a dream car shouldn’t be just spacious and luxurious, but also fast and furious. The BMW M3 might be just this kind of dream car, but an M version of the 4-Series Gran Coupe would still be a better choice. But to no avail, an M4 Gran Coupe isn't happening yet, even after the 4 Series just recently received a Life Cycle Impulse (mid-cycle update).

BMW Abu Dhabi – which describes itself as an exclusive importer for BMW, MINI and BMW ALPINA in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates – has come up with a modified version of a 4-Series Gran Coupe that could be the closest thing we could get to an M4 Gran Coupe. BMW Abu Dhabi has been known for its knack in creating leveled-up versions of a typical BMW vehicle, and this latest custom-build isn't an exception.

BMW Abu Dhabi started off with a regular BMW 440i Gran Coupe. Wrapped in elegant yet sporty Snapper Rocks Blue paint finish, this 440i Gran Coupe is hugged by athletic body kit from M Performance – from its bottom to the top. Its black kidney grilles features M-colored vertical stripes on the front while its rear end features M Performance trunk lid spoiler, as complemented by an Akrapovic exhaust system with an Akrapovic Sport downpipe. Furthermore, this custom-built BMW 440i Gran Coupe rides on 20-inch M Performance wheels. Its driver is treated to an M Performance steering wheel; except for this, the interior of this new 440i Gran Coupe remains the same when it was delivered from the factory.

Read the entire article BMW Abu Dhabi wraps Snapper Rocks Blue 440i Gran Coupe in M4-like guise

BMW’s Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is no doubt one of the most desirable models out there considering that it comes with almost the whole package. From a head-turning exterior design, impressive power, practical features, and an upscale interior. Depending on how you are feeling, it can be sporty when you want it to be, or it can be the most relaxing cruiser to drive you out of the city without breaking a sweat. And since the Alpina has been pretty successful since it first came out in 2014, the company joined forces with BMW again to create this special edition B6 Gran Coupe.

This one-of-a-kind model has been given quite a lengthy name as the “BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe BMW CCA Edition”. This model was especially made for an upcoming raffle that had been organized by the BMW Car Club of America. On the outside, it wears a signature Blue Metallic paint that represents Alpina, matched with a lovely white leather interior with piano black accents all over.

There is more to the four-door grand tourer’s interior. There are a number of silver inscriptions against a high-gloss lacquer finish on the center console too, while the steering wheel is hand-finished and comes with white stitching details to complement the seat upholstery. This is also why the Alpina B6 gets white piping on the floor and a set of trunk mats. To finish off the look, Alpina put B6 embossed logos onto the headrests.

Read the entire article Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe BMW CCA Edition was made as a raffle prize

A few weeks after teasing the new 2018 BMW Alpina D5 S high-performance diesel-powered car, Alpina is now letting more information out of the bag. This new creation based on the BMW 5-Series that’s tagged as the fastest serial diesel car in the world comes in two body types – saloon (sedan) and touring (estate or wagon).

Alpina is introducing the new BMW Alpina D5 S to the global audience at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Expected to be the highlight of the Buchloer booth, the Alpina D5 S is eager to prove its worth as a diesel car that could give petrol-powered sedans and wagons a run for their money in terms of acceleration and speed.

The new BMW Alpina D5 S is derived from the new G30 generation of the BMW 5-Series. The BMW Alpina D5 S may have less power output as BMW’s high-performance M550d, but it has more torque. This allowed the BMW Alpina D5 S to be as quick as the BMW M550d. However, electronic limitations were loosened up a little, allowing the D5 S to be faster than the M550d.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW Alpina D5 S is one of the fastest serial diesel cars in the world

Maybe you are wondering whether a sedan could be as fast as coupe. Yes, it could be. A driver may not need to pilot a coupe or a sports car just to experience the thrill of speed. In fact, some four-door sedans do achieve top speeds that go beyond a driver’s imagination.

Alpina is getting ready to introduce its new Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo four-door production sedan in the United Kingdom. Derived from the BMW 7 Series, the Alpina B7 is powered by a huge twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine with twin-turbo charging, gasoline direct injection and Valvetronic technologies. Its specially developed twin-scroll turbochargers are able to provide up to 1.2 bar of boost pressure with minimal inertia.

When it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Alpina announced that the B7 could deliver 600 hp (608 PS) of max output between 5,750 rpm and 6,250 rpm, as well as 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm) of peak torque available from 3,000 rpm. Even at just 2,000 rpm, this V8 twin-turbo engine already delivers 494 lb.-ft. of torque. As a result, the Alpina B7 could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h).

Read the entire article 2017 Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo claims to be the fastest four-door in the world

There are already rumors suggesting that the next generation BMW 5-Series GT is expected to be joining the 6-Series range. The latest reports instead tell us that that 3-Series GT will also be transitioning to the next level. Are any of these true?

Autocar reported earlier that this is actually what BMW has in store for the upcoming 3-Series GT. It should be noted though that the current 3-Series line has had its mid-cycle refresh only recently. In that case, the 4-Series GT or what is believed to be its new successor may be way too far ahead.

If ever, the new member of the 4-Series family should arrive sometime in 2019 as a 2020 year model. According to the insider, BMW by that time should come out with better-performing EVs and it only makes sense if they will be offering an electric version of this as well. At the very least, BMW is expected to come out with an electric X3 within the next three years.

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It seems like BMW will be implementing a major overhaul of its strategy, which should result to the arrival of electrified versions of its three current models. One of these models would be an electric variant of the upcoming BMW 4 Series GT, according to a report by Autocar.

Citing people privy with BMW’s plans, Autocar reported that the new 4 Series GT is planned to directly replace the current BMW 3 Series GT and indirectly supplant the 4 Series Gran Coupé, which has been experiencing low demand since its inception. This strategy would be similar to a plan involving the BMW 6 Series GT, which is set to replace the BMW 5 Series GT in the lineup this year. BMW is planning to launch an electric version of the 6 Series GT in 2018.

Meanwhile, for the new 4 Series GT, the German premium carmaker will introduce the conventionally powered versions in 2019, to be followed by electric and plug-in hybrid variants. To be underpinned by newly developed platform for the eighth-generation 3 Series, the electric version of the 4 Series GT – set to compete against the Tesla Model 3 -- could be up for sale as early as 2020 in the United Kingdom. According to the report, the performance level of the electrically powered 4 Series GT would be more or less similar to the top-performing version of the current 3 Series GT – the BMW 335d GT, which offers the 317 bhp of max output and 630 Nm of peak torque. This means that the electric motor system for the battery-powered 4 Series GT should have a total system output of around 350 bhp to match the performance of the top BMW 335d GT.

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What defines a coupe? Well, according to the dictionary, “it is a car with a fixed roof and two doors”. Ok, now that it is clear, when does one not become a coupe? In this case, it is when it is a BMW Gran Coupe. You might think I’m confusing you here, but read along.

The 4 Series Gran Coupe was built with four doors and a liftback-style truck on its rear end. That simple description of the model will already raise several brows as it doesn’t correspond with the definition stated above. And if you think about it, its actually just a functional sedan. Now you get where I’m coming from. Though the car doesn’t match the name given to it, it is actually one of BMW’s best selling cars, out-selling the two-door coupe where it got its inspiration.

In fact, despite its later release, the total number of Gran Coupe that has been sold is higher than the figures of the traditional Coupe and the Convertible, combined - according to sales statistics shared by BMW. Globally, the Grand Coupe covers 54 percent of all 4 Series sales, whereas the remaining 46 percent is a shared by the traditional coupe and convertible.

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BMW has confirmed that for now, it will not be releasing an M5 Touring. However, for those who want something in a similar vein, then Alpina may have the answer.

Based in Germany, Alpina is an automaker that manufactures cars based mainly on BMW models. Its latest offering is the elegant B5 Bi-Turbo which is based on the latest 5-Series (G30) range of BMW. Fans of the company are likely to be excited as everything they expect from Alpina is there. The alloy 20-inch multi-spoke wheels? Check. Brake calipers in blue? Check. It even has an aerodynamic kit that gives it that timeless design.

Powering this model is the biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that is capable of delivering 608 hp (447 kW) with peak torque of 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm). This output is then channeled to the all-wheel drive system using the automatic eight-speed ZF transmission. With this amount, the sedan version is able to get a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) possible in 3.5 seconds. Since the wagon version is a bit heavier, maximum speed is at 202 mph (325 km/h) with acceleration from standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) achieved in 3.6 seconds.

Read the entire article Alpina releases elegant B5 Bi-Turbo with 608 hp

With the success of its two platforms, the B3 Biturbo sedan and the B4 Biturbo, Alpina is offering the S trim for these models. This particular trim was developed by the celebrated BMW tuner with the goal of being able to offer a lot more in terms of both performance and power.

If it’s power you want, famed BMW tuners Alpina are more than happy to give it to you. Building on the already successful B3 Biturbo sedan and B4 Biturbo coupe platforms, the company is offering an even hotter S version that delivers more power and more performance.

Starting with the B3, the S version continues to be equipped with the same engine, specifically the turbocharged straight-six 3.0-liter unit. Under the S trim, output is increased from 410 hp (301 kW) in the base model to 440 hp (324 kW). Peak torque is higher as well with the base version having 442 lb.ft-. (600 Nm) and the B3 S at 486 lb.-ft. (660 Nm).

Read the entire article Geneva Preview: Alpina offers more powerful S trim for B3 and B4 Biturbo

Alpina had previously teased customers and fans alike with a teaser for its upcoming 2018 B5 Bi-Turbo sedan. That is not enough it seems as the company has released another teaser showing the B5, this time the Wagon version, going through mountain roads. With this, the anticipation for the new B5 has increased further prior to its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Based on what can be gathered from the video, it appears that the new B5 will have the XDrive configuration, and if not offered as standard then a possible option. There is no word however if the brand will release the D5 at the same time as the B5. If not, then it is likely that it will be a few months before Alpina will reveal the diesel version.

With regards to power, many are saying that the B5 will hopefully have at least the same capability as that of the 4.4-liter biturbo V8 engine. This engine can deliver output of 600 hp (441 kW) with maximum torque of 591 lb.-ft. (800 Nm). For the D5, it should have power similar to what the 3.0-liter diesel engine can offer which is 345 hp (257 kW) with peak torque of 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm).

Read the entire article Alpina reveals teaser for 2018 B5 Bi-Turbo Wagon [w/video]

Sooner or later this year, BMW intends to launch a performance version of its recently launched BMW 5 Series (G30) through the new BMW M5. But before we could see that happen, German carmaker Alpina will also be launching its own iteration and interpretation of the BMW 5 Series – the next generation of the Alpina B5.

Just recently, Alpina launched a teaser campaign for its new-gen B5. Two video clips were intended and the German company has just shown the first one. Well, the short video clip – lasting for just 30 seconds – shows a heavily camouflaged Alpina B5 speedily cruising through a road full of snow as surrounded by pine trees. It might be intending the dynamic capability of the new Alpina B5 to take on any challenges on any weather, even if the road is as slippery as an ice skating rink. The video clip ends by announcing that a new BMW Alpina is coming.

Since the 2018 Alpina B5 is heavily camouflaged – and no thanks to the snowy white background – it was pretty hard to see the visual changes implemented by the exclusive carmaker to transform a new BMW 5 Series into a new Alpina B5. Yes, while the new Alpina B5 should be very well derived from the new BMW 5 Series, it doesn’t mean they would look the same. The exterior appearance of the new generation of the BMW 5 Series (G30) should give us a good idea on how the new Alpina B5 would look like when it finally makes its debut on the market.

Read the entire article Alpina teases new 2018 B5 ahead of Geneva Motor Show [w/video]

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show is turning out to be a showcase, at least for BMW. This is because the German premium carmaker has announced it will debut a couple of new cars at the prominent auto show next month.

First off, BMW will unveil the next generation of the BMW 5 Series Touring (G30) in Geneva. This will be the second body variant of the new generation of the 5 Series, after the sedan version. Available with all the elements found in the 5 Series Sedan such as all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering and roll stabilization, the new BMW 5 Series Touring boasts of considerable boot capacity (up to between 570 liters and 1,700 liters) and higher load capacity (up to between 720 kg and 730 kg). It also features a 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrest and an electric remote backrest release, as well as an automatic tailgate operation. The new 5 Series Touring is touted to be around 100 kg lighter than its predecessor.

At launch, the touring body variant of the BMW 5 Series will be available in four versions -- BMW 530i Touring (252 hp 2.0 liter petrol engine), BMW 540i xDrive Touring (340 hp 3.0 liter petrol engine), BMW 520d Touring (190 hp 2.0 liter diesel engine) and BMW 530d Touring/ BMW 530d xDrive Touring (265 hp 3.0 liter diesel engine). Compared to the engines found in the previous generation, the powerplants in the new 5 Series Touring are around 11 percent more fuel efficient. BMW will commence selling new 5 Series Touring in June 2017.

Read the entire article BMW to unveil new 5 Series Touring, i8 special edition and updated 4 Series at Geneva Motor Show

As expected, four years after the current generation of the BMW 4 Series was introduced in 2013 with the BMW 4 Series Coupe, the German premium carmaker is implementing a Life Cycle Impulse.

This is also known as a mid-cycle refresh. BMW gave the 3 Series an FCI in 2016, and this year it is the turn of the 4 Series.

What is good about this mid-cycle update is the fact that BMW is refreshing not only one model of the 4 Series, but all of them. BMW has revised the 4 Series Coupe, 4 Series Convertible, 4 Series Gran Coupe and the M4 for the 2017 model year.

Read the entire article BMW 4 Series undergoes mid-cycle facelift for the 2017 model year