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Alpina BMW B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe 2014

The basis that Burkard Bovensiepen laid withinside the Nineteen Sixties withinside the shape of a overall performance-enhanced BMW 1500, has in view that evolved right into a everlasting fixture withinside the luxurious sports activities vehicle segment.What had been then the primary technologically and qualitatively applicable merchandise advertised by means of Alpina, specifically four-cylinder petrol engines with Weber twin carburettors, are actually in current shape excessive-tech automobiles. Equipped from the outset with the first-rate viable genes by means of BMW, they presently constitute the last in overall performance, consolation, riding tradition and efficiency.

The new Alpina BMW B3 and B4 Bi-Turbo fashions integrate those traits like no different. The current straight-six three litre engine geared up with turbochargers produces 410hp and a most torque of 600Nm. The adaptive Alpina recreation suspension and the 8-Speed Sport-Automatic transmission with Alpina SWITCH-TRONIC supply most consolation and outstanding dynamics. Functional aerodynamics, signature 20" Alpina CLASSIC wheels and elliptical double tailpipes are hallmarks of the Alpina layout philosophy.

The best interplay of strength, torque and excessive-tech transmission approach accelerating from zero to 100km/h (zero - 62mph) takes simply 4.2 seconds and a brilliant pinnacle velocity in extra of 300km/h is viable. At the equal time those traits inspire comfortable cruising and stress-loose lengthy distance journeys - in the course of which the actual existence intake without problems drops beneathneath 10l in keeping with 100km. In truth the brand new B4 Bi-Turbo Coupé achieves a magnificence-main blended gasoline economic system of simply 7.6l/100km and 177g/km CO2.

These remarkable overall performance figures also are to be had for clients wishing all-wheel force. The Alpina BMW B3 Bi-Turbo Saloon and Touring in addition to the brand new B4 Bi-Turbo Coupé are to be had with the superb BMW xDrive machine which gives extraordinary degrees of traction and riding dynamics.

Coupés from Alpina have constantly appealed to a small however especially dependable circle of fanatic drivers who proportion a ardour for understated beauty blended with most overall performance and a complicated riding revel in. The layout of the Alpina BMW B4 Bi-Turbo Coupé combines muscular and sensitive factors in a single sublime silhouette.

The Coupé is each longer, wider and appreciably decrease than the Saloon. Its profile rakes from an imposing, muscular the front accentuated with formidable strains to a smooth and elegant rear.

The the front spoiler, with diffused Alpina lettering, integrates seamlessly into the dynamic the front apron that is characterized by means of big air intakes for the cooling machine of the turbo-charged engine in addition to the excessive-overall performance brake machine. Together with the rear spoiler the Coupé's aerodynamics are optimised for superb excessive-velocity balance at the same time as concurrently retaining a low drag coefficient.

It is sort of as though the low, elongated silhouette of the Coupé changed into formed to supplement the 20" Alpina Classic wheels. Their timeless, twenty spoke layout with hidden air valves match the B4 Bi-Turbo enormously properly. Blue brake callipers with Alpina lettering and signature dual tailpipes entire the appearance.

The 2979cc straight-six cylinder engine with excessive-precision direct injection, Valvetronic and Bi-Turbo charging promises 410hp (301kW) among 5500rpm and 6250rpm and a most torque of 600Nm at most effective 3000rpm. In truth 550Nm are to be had throughout an impressively extensive variety among 2200rpm and 5200rpm. Mated to the superb ZF 8-Speed Sport-Automatic transmission approach that the brand new Alpina BMW B3 Bi-Turbo and B4 Bi-Turbo fashions are in no way missing in ahead momentum - strength may be referred to as upon always so as to revel in that typical, convenient Alpina riding revel in.

The new B4 Bi-Turbo Coupé hastens from zero to 100km/h (zero - 62mph) in only 4.2 seconds, passing the 200km/h mark in 14 seconds at the manner to a pinnacle velocity of 305km/h. At the equal time the powertrain, which capabilities Valvetronic and Start Stop, boasts magnificence main economic system figures with a blended intake of most effective 7.6 litres in keeping with one hundred kilometers and CO2 emissions of simply 177g/km.

The prerequisite for those outstanding values is a excessive-tech engine which well-knownshows its personal particular traits way to a substantial quantity of stand-on my own capabilities. With the purpose of reaching superb responsiveness, excessive output throughout the complete rpm variety and an development in gasoline intake, a Bi-Turbo engine configuration changed into required. This sort of turbocharging has the advantage of offering excellent reaction and pick-up because of the low mass second inertia of the turbocharger's jogging tools and enough fee of air-float for spontaneous strength transport.

The layout and production of the superb BMW litre straight-six cylinder (N55) engine serves as a starting-factor for a particularly solid aluminium block with Bi-Turbo succesful flanges. These allow the mounting of turbochargers at the side of required oil and water connections and a close-coupled catalytic converter arrangement. Alpina unique NGK spark plugs and a solid metallic excessive-electricity crankshaft assure lengthy-lasting balance.

Always-on strength transport and superb throttle reaction are aided by means of an electronically managed pass valve machine. Specially built and de-throttled, i.e. float and cross-segment optimised, air consumption ducts manual the air with minimum losses from the air consumption through the air clear out out housing to the turbochargers. On the gasoline side, a excessive-overall performance excessive-strain gasoline pump guarantees the proper throughput. Optimal utilisation of the output is furnished by means of a excessive-ability intercooler with float-optimised collector packing containers crafted from aluminium. Coolant cooler, extra separate coolant and engine oil coolers in addition to a excessive-overall performance cooling fan make certain the thermal balance of the cooling machine in all conditions.

Inspired by means of the delight that the 8-Speed Sport-Automatic transmission with SWITCH-TRONIC gives withinside the large BMW Alpina fashions, the so-referred to as 8HP70 transmission has been notably tailored to match the overall performance traits of the brand new B3 and B4 Bi-Turbo fashions.

In real truth, the excessive strength output and torque of the Bi-Turbo integrate so properly with this transmission that overall performance figures typically related to plenty large however much less green engines are completed.

Furthermore, this transmission excels in disciplines frequently assumed to be incompatible and gives an gold standard riding revel in in each situation. To this end, 3 shift modes are to be had: Automatic (D), Sport (S) and Manual (M).

In Automatic (D) Shift Mode the focal point is precisely on riding consolation. The transmission modifications gears speedy and without a substantial interruption to the transport of strength. The torque of the engine permits intake-optimised 'surfing' in excessive gears even at very low speeds and in city riding environments. Even at better cruising speeds rpms will continue to be low, for instance 2500rpm at 170km/h in eighth tools, growing lengthy-distance riding consolation appreciably.

Sport (S) Shift Mode notably shortens the time it takes for the subsequent tools to have interaction and relying on engine load appreciably movements the shift factors up the rev variety. Accelerator inputs are achieved immediately, complete throttle i.e. kick-down will put into effect multi-simultaneous downshifts and gold standard acceleration. When blended with the Sport or Sport+ putting of the Drive Performance Control, which modifies the force and chassis setup, gearshifts are even quicker.

Activating the Manual (M) Shift Mode the usage of the SWITCH-TRONIC buttons at the returned of the guidance wheel, lets in the motive force to take manage and shift gears whilst appropriate or necessary. A unique characteristic of the Sport, Sport+ and DSC Off putting is the suppression of computerized up-shift in Manual (M) Shift Mode - hereby the chosen tools is held into the rpm limiter and the transmission will now no longer up-shift right into a better tools.

Abundant torque lets in the usage of a protracted rear axle ratio which in mixture with the 8-Speed Sport Automatic transmission and Auto Start Stop contributes appreciably to reaching superb gasoline economic system. Top velocity is completed in seventh tools. Additional hardware changes for coping with output and torque consist of bolstered the front and rear axle differentials, excessive-electricity output and force shafts and a excessive-torque transmission tools unit.

The stainless-steel exhaust machine which changed into evolved in collaboration with Akrapovic is 7.5kg lighter in evaluation to its predecessor. The resonant, sporty sound of the exhaust machine is managed by means of an sensible exhaust valve. This gives the motive force the opportunity to persuade the sound revel in through the Drive Performance Control and allows the balancing act among emotional soundtrack and lengthy-distance consolation. In Comfort mode the exhaust valve stays closed as much as 2500 rpm, past which it opens relying on engine load and rpm. In Sport mode, however, the valve is completely open and the B3 Bi-Turbo thrills with its exclusive aural man or woman below tough acceleration - whilst moreover choosing Sport (S) or Manual (M) Shift Mode the exhaust will supply an occasional burble at the overrun.

The suspension set-up of the brand new B4 Bi-Turbo affords awesome ride-great and luxury at the same time as concurrently supplying sharp and dynamic coping with. The adaptive Alpina recreation suspension solves this war of hobby by using electronically adjustable dampers in collaboration with overall performance springs, bump stops and stabilisers. The machine lets in the motive force to apply the Drive Performance Control (Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport, Sport+) to choose the suspension putting and riding dynamics to fit his mood.

The longer wheelbase and wider tune on the the front and rear offer the B4 Bi-Turbo Coupé with a greater dynamic man or woman from the outset. Subtle changes to camber, toe-in and elastokinematics bring about a impartial chassis and really balanced coping with. The 20" Alpina Classic wheels with MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport tyres blended with a the front strut brace intensify the Coupé's direct and unique turn-in.

The Drive Performance Control settings additionally affect different parameters which impact riding dynamics, consisting of the electrical strength guidance (Servotronic) and the riding balance manage (DSC and DTC) machine. The latter is concern to a software program coding which takes into consideration the specifics of the Alpina suspension and chassis.

The Variable Sports Steering from BMW, which comes as widespread, has a modern guidance rack offering guidance balance at excessive speeds however which calls for appreciably much less guidance input (turns of the wheel) whilst manoeuvring and parking.

Deceleration is looked after by means of an 18" excessive-overall performance brake machine with 370mm discs on the the front and 345mm discs on the rear. Aluminium callipers (4-piston on the front axle, 2-piston on rear axle) painted in blue and with Alpina lettering, along with excessive-overall performance pads, make certain fading balance and gold standard pedal feedback.

The non-obligatory all-wheel force (now no longer to be had in RHD markets) machine gives even greater traction and lively protection in each and any riding situation. It exploits the technical capability of BMW's xDrive machine and its sensible and dynamic distribution of force strength which constantly and completely variable distributes torque among the the front and rear axle inside milliseconds.

The torque distribution set of rules communicates with the Alpina DME and the adaptive suspension machine to boom riding dynamics and agility, especially in the course of excessive lateral acceleration, developing surprising sporty and impartial coping with regardless of all-wheel force. Besides making sure gold standard traction in the course of acceleration, the machine additionally completely video display units a extensive variety of sensory inputs - for instance guidance attitude, lateral acceleration, yaw attitude and velocity - to distribute torque so that it will attain gold standard propulsion and protection for instance on snow or to counteract unexpected modifications in avenue floor friction.

The new B4 Bi-Turbo Coupé comes with an in depth listing of widespread system, such as leather-based upholstery, electrically adjustable heated sports activities seats, computerized weather manage, xenon headlights, rain sensor and cruise manage.

The indoors is ruled by means of delicate substances and gives an distinct ambience. The door sills, ground mats, logos withinside the seatbacks, instrumentation and a hand-stitched sports activities guidance wheel withinside the best LAVALINA leather-based make discreet references to the vehicle's distinct origins.

Virtually no limits are located at the character layout of a BMW Alpina. From the paintwork to the indoors trims and the shade of the upholstery - the entirety provided by means of the sizeable BMW and Alpina system variety is to be had. Seldom does a BMW Alpina depart the plant in Buchloe with out utilizing the truly infinite personalisation alternatives provided by means of the Alpina factory. Our philosophy dictates that the client can layout his or her personal completely character indoors - assembled by means of professional craftsmen in our leather-based workshop.

The new Alpina BMW B4 Bi-Turbo Coupé will attain showrooms in May 2014.

Pricing, widespread system degrees and the supply of all-wheel force can also additionally range relying on country. For similarly info please touch the accepted nearby Alpina consultant or Alpina headquarters in Germany.