New Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe and Convertible from £58,950 in the UK, Pricier Than M4

Which 4-Series model is more expensive, less zany in looks, rarer and at least on paper, potentially faster than the M4? Why the Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo, of course. Set to make its UK launch at next week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the B4 is available as a Coupe for £58,950 or as a hardtop convertible for £62,950.

This means Alpina’s B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe is £2,300 more expensive than the new M4 Coupe (£56,650) with the Convertible carrying a £2,205 premium over the drop-top M4 (£60,745).

While based on the 435i, Alpina says a team of 50 development engineers worked with specialist suppliers to “enhance the engine, gearbox, cooling system, body structure, wheels, tyres, aerodynamics, steering, suspension and interior”.

In the B4, the revised 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight six produces 404hp (410PS) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque, up from the 435i’s 306PS (302hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft).

The Coupe shoots to 100 km/h(62 mph) from zero in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph), with the Convertible doing the same in 4.5 sec and topping out at 301km/h (187mph). In comparison, the M4 Coupe hits 100km/h in 4.3 seconds with a manual gearbox and in 4.1 seconds with the dual-clutch transmission, with both reaching an electronically limited top-speed of 250km/h (155mph).

While not available in right-hand drive markets, the Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe with all-wheel drive (xDrive ) is even faster hitting 100km/h in four seconds flat.

Speaking about the new B4, Alpina GB sales manager Matthew Stripling said:

“ALPINA customers value the finely-honed feel of a bespoke car and the easily accessible performance that comes with substantial torque available at almost any engine speed. We are not trying to compete with cars that must also perform well on a track. An ALPINA is often described as ‘the best performance car for the real world’ and that’s something we are very proud of.”

In the UK, the B4 has a long list of standard features that include, an eight-speed automatic gearbox, Adaptive M Sport Suspension, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable heated sports seats, climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights, aero kit and 20-inch wheels.

Furthermore, Alpina offers all other BMW options, including those from its Individual program.

By John Halas

PHOTO GALLERY

Alpina-BMW-B4-BITURBO-5Alpina-BMW-B4-BITURBO-4Alpina-BMW-B4-BITURBO-3Alpina-BMW-B4-BITURBO-1Alpina-BMW-B4-BITURBO-2Alpina-BMW-B4-BITURBO-6

Official: 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Is The Most Powerful Street-Legal Ford Ever With 760HP

The new Mustang Shelby GT500 has a 5.2-liter, supercharged V8 with 760hp and 625lb-ft of torque.

Xpeng Says It Has Built 10,000 Units Of Its G3 Electric SUV

Six months after it commenced production, the startup has delivered vehicles to over 220 cities in China.

Audi Delivers 38 New R8 V10s To Customers At Its Ingolstadt HQ

Audi shows that rumors about the death of the naturally aspirated supercar are somewhat exaggerated .

Dune Bashing 101: This Is How You Tackle The Sands, Seat Tarraco-Style

Seat shows six easy rules to follow that will improve your desert-driving abilities.

All-New Peugeot 2008 Available In Petrol, Diesel, And EV Forms

The Peugeot 2008 will reach showrooms next year and looks very similar to the 3008.

If That’s The New Peugeot 2008, It Does Look Stunning

Heavily inspired by the 208, the second-gen 2008 is easily one of the best looking small crossovers.

Watch A 1025 HP Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roam The Autobahn

This Mercedes SLS AMG topped out at near 200 mph but can probably exceed 220 mph.

2020 Bentley Flying Spur Would Make An Elegant Estate

We’d rather have this than a Bentayga, but actual customers beg to differ, so it’s a no-go.

This G-Wagen Kit For The Suzuki Jimny Looks As Good As The Real Thing

No aftermarket body kit comes close to matching this one as far as making a G-Wagen impression goes.

2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Combines Good Looks With Up To 523 HP

BMW has offically unveiled the new 8-Series Gran Coupe and it offers a twin-turbo V8 with up to 523 hp .