Like the B5 Bi-Turbo revealed last month, the newest version of Alpina's B6 packs an upgraded 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 now good for 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The result is a 0-62 time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 205 miles per hour, giving it similar acceleration to the M6 but a much higher top speed. Other enhancements include a sport suspension with adjustable dampers, a limited-slip differential, fully retrimmed interior, and an available brake upgrade.

These are essentially the same upgrades applied to the Edition 50 that helped Alpina celebrate its half-century anniversary. But with those all sold out, the enhancements will now be available to European customers on the standard B6 – in either coupe or convertible form – starting in the spring, with prices comparing roughly to those of the M6.

Unfortunately, the two-door B6 isn't available Stateside, but we can get the B6 xDrive Gran Coupe with the same output. With four driven wheels and four doors, the US-market B6 will rocket to 60 in an estimated 3.6 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 200 mph – if only we had the derestricted highways to test that out.

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BMW ALPINA B6 BI-TURBO WITH UPDATED 4.4 LITRE V8 BI-TURBO

• V8 Bi-Turbo producing 441 kW (600 hp) and 800 Nm of torque
• BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds
• Significantly extended standard equipment

A limited number of fifty units of the BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo EDITION 50 were produced for our customers. Created and developed to celebrate ALPINA's 50th Anniversary in 2015, these vehicles all exhibit unique features sourced from ALPINA's long and eventful heritage. Like limited edition models of the past, the popularity of the EDITION 50 means all examples have been placed with customers.

The regular version of the BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Coupé and Convertible will continue to be available in spring 2016 and featuring the updated engine and drivetrain configuration.

The powerful 4.4 litre V8 Bi-Turbo has been developed further, increasing output to 441 kW (600 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. The BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, onto a top speed of 330 km/h. Combined consumption according to ECE Norm remains at 9.4 l/100km and 219 g/km CO2.

The ALPINA sport suspension with Adaptive Drive comprises electronically adjustable dampers and active roll stabilisation. In combination with a limited slip differential which also comes as standard, the BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo offers distinctly dynamic handling and increased traction.

The standard equipment has been enhanced significantly. Every BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo interior is now even more luxurious and features BMW full leather Nappa upholstery, a leather covered instrument panel and elegant ALPINA Piano lacquer interior trim.

An optional high-performance fixed-calliper brake system provides even more fading stability in extreme conditions.

PRICES
BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Coupé, from Euro 128.600,- incl. tax.
BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Convertible, from Euro 136.600,- incl. tax.
All prices are recommended retail prices ex-factory in Euro including 19% tax. Prices, equipment and technical data valid for German market only.

FUEL CONSUMPTION
BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Coupé: 12.9 l/100 km (urban), 7.4 l/100 km (extra-urban), 9.4 l/100 km (combined), CO2 emissions combined 219 g/km, Efficiency category E (Germany).
BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Convertible: 13.2 l/100 km (urban), 7.5 l/100 km (extra-urban), 9.6 l/100 km (combined), CO2 emissions combined 224 g/km, Efficiency category E (Germany)

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