Last year, BMW updated its stylish two-door performance tourer and gave us the 6-Series in either coupe, convertible or gran coupe. As if these rides weren’t desirable enough, buyers who really wanted to make the most of their two-doors could order the 6-Series with the M badge. This option includes all the style, comfort and power one could ever ask for in an easy, daily-driver package. Well, now there's something better.
You see, Alpina, the tuning company that turns Bimmers into more potent and luxurious cars for the truly discriminating set, thinks that more can be had with the already stunning performer. And they’re set to roll out just that in the upcoming Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo coupe and convertible.
Actually, the car was already offered last year, albeit in a limited 50-unit run. This time, the company will be letting more buyers experience the massaged power of its 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8, which produces 600hp and 800Nm. The increased output allows the car to sprint from zero to 100kph in 4.2 seconds, and hit a top speed of 330kph. True to BMW and Alpina form, the B6 Bi-Turbo is likewise adept in the handling department. This is thanks to the Alpina sport suspension with adaptive drive control that’s complemented by electronically adjustable dampers, active roll control, and a limited slip differential.
Inside, both driver and passenger get goodies like Alpina piano-lacquer accents and an interior covered in sumptuous leather. Needless to say, the driver-focused BMW driving position is there to help bring out the most of this awesome ride.
Want one? The Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo coupe goes for 128,600 euros (P6.66 million), while the convertible can be had for 136,600 euros (P7.07 million). Of course, you'll have to double those figures for taxation purposes if you want to ship a unit in. It would be awesome if a few of these found their way to our (gray) market.