The 8 Series Gran Coupe of BMW has been around a while. This vehicle with four doors has gave a new definition to the Coupe’ meaning. Now after a moderate wait, we can see these 8 series with Alpina treatment. Alpina means to BMW more power, more luxurious, and more details. it can be a restrict competition between 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe and M8 Gran Coupe.
The external look, the famous large intakes of BMW is visible. In rear of this car the lip spoiler, a black diffuser insert is seen. also, it houses Alpina's oval tips for the upgraded exhaust. Inside this car is decorated with wood trim, leather, and Alcantara. Moreover, BMW has firmly affirmed on Alpina marque. This could be seen on illuminated door, center console, the digital instrument cluster, and there's prominent Alpina badging on the exterior to complement the Green Metallic finish.
The B8 Gran Coupe has the same V8 engine as the M8. Also, we have seen this engines specification on the Alpina XB7 too. In fact, this coupes power comes from a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged engine which has 612 horse power and 800 Nm of tourque. Although it just alike of Alpina XB7, but BMW knows Alpina B8 much sharper. This company claims it can hit 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. Maybe 3.3 seconds in compare with other M BMWs is a bit slow, but the top speed of 324 km/h is its strength.
The suspension system of B8 includes Eibach springs and stiffer suspension strut mounts. Along with them, the hydro mounts upfront is used for enhanced ride comfort.by the tuning, it is possible to use reinforced sway bars for the front axle and stiffer lower wishbone mounts. If Integral Active Steering System be used, this Alpina would receive better feedbacks too.
This alpine need perfect wheels in addition to perfect acceleration and steering control. So, Alpina's trademark 20-spoke wheels in 21-inch size is underneath of this vehicle. Actually, it’s a Pirelli rubber wheels. As BMW believes, “specially adapted to the vehicle concept of the BMW Alpina B8.” Any way, 20-inch wheels with all-season tires could be used, also the four-piston Brembo brakes with blue calipers improves this sedans brakes.
For the U.S. market, this B8 Gran Coupe would go on sale in this spring wih the price tag of $139,900. That means 10,000 boxes more than the standard model. However, this price is lesser than M8 Gran Coupe. (about $3,000)