Design - Elegance meets functional aerodynamics – The new Gran Coupé
The first 'four-door Coupé in the ALPINA model line-up presents itself as an elegantly stretched athlete with powerful lines. The BMW designers have accomplished a masterpiece with perfect proportions. A in comparison to the 6 Series Coupé 113 mm longer wheelbase connects short overhangs with an elegantly flowing roof line. The ALPINA typical design features blend seamlessly and elegantly into the contours of the Gran Coupé and accentuate its sporty, powerful appearance.
Finest materials serve the realisation of personal desires, exclusive paint finishes and unique wood interior trim underscore the stylish and luxurious design of every single B6 Gran Coupé. Optional comfort features and networked driver assistance and information systems complement the extensive standard equipment on request.
Exterior – Exciting Details, Functional Aerodynamics
The BMW 6 Series is marked by an elegant and dynamic design as well as excellent aerodynamic properties. ALPINA gives the new B6 Bi-Turbo a unique, powerful appearance which elegantly underlines the sporty character of this beautiful coupé and convertible.
The exterior components that influence the aerodynamic properties of the B6 Bi-Turbo are not just there for aesthetic reasons – their design is subject primarily to functional premises and plays a central role in achieving excellent high speed stability.
Take for example the front spoiler with the integrated carbon fibre front splitter. It causes more air to flow over and around the vehicle, simultaneously reducing the air masses which flow underneath by more than 10%. This leads to a noticeable stabilisation of the front-end at high speeds and plays a role in reducing any tendencies to understeer. The front spoiler, in conjunction with the rear spoiler, ensures that the B6 Bi-Turbo is very well tethered. Uplift on the front axle is reduced by 14% and tends towards a value of zero on the rear axle from a speed of 150km/h. Instead of the rear spoiler, the Coupé is also available with a rear wing - which despite an impressive visual impact, fits precisely the contours of the rear area and reduces drag.
All these components also ensure the effective flow of air to various cooler groups, such as the inter-coolers and engine cooling system. One special detail: the high- performance brakes, with a diameter of 374mm front and 345mm rear, are additionally supplied with cooling air by a specially constructed NACA air intake on the front underbody.
The double tailpipes, with a slightly elliptical shape in typical ALPINA style, are designed in titanium and carry small logos that make discreet reference to the origins of the ALPINA exhaust system made by Akrapovič. The rear valence, which attractively and elegantly frames the outlet of the tailpipes, additionally integrates the features of a diffuser.
INTERIOR & EQUIPMENT – MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP, EXCLUSIVE PERSONALISATION
Blue ALPINA instruments with high resolution information display with black panel LCD technology. A sport steering wheel, hand-stitched in LAVALINA leather. Blue illumi-nated entry sills with logo. Or the classic ALPINA luxury wood – an exclusive burl wood of the laurel family, which grows only on the Pacific coast of the USA. These are just some of the elegant features of the interior that point to the exclusive origins of the B6 Bi-Turbo – just for connoisseurs.
Naturally, no limits are set on the personal predilections of customers. From the paintwork to the interior trims to the colour of the upholstery – everything offered by the ex-tensive BMW and ALPINA equipment range is available. Seldom does a BMW ALPINA leave Buchloe without making use of the virtually limitless personalisation options of-fered by the ALPINA Manufaktur. Our philosophy dictates that the customer can design his or her own individual interior – made by skilled craftsmen in our leather workshop.
The B6 Bi-Turbo features an extensive range of standard equipment, including leather upholstery, fully adjustable comfort seats with heating system, navigation system with preparation for Bluetooth mobile phone, USB audio interface, Xenon lights and LED fog lights.