The 2012 Alpina BMW B6 Bi-Turbo Coupe is an excellent car from the BMW stables. Alpina, a company which believes in cutting edge technology and innovations, has engineered the Coupe for an unmatched drive.
The direct injection V8 engine is built of aluminum and produces 540 hp at only 5500 rpm, with maximum torque of 538 ft lbs at 3000 rpm. It has two turbo chargers which feed both cylinder banks. A specially designed large diameter exhaust drives the turbines for maximizing power output and torque.
Even at low rpm's, the engine responds immediately to the accelerator. Innovative intercooler design using short intakes and larger volume of intercooler flow, coupled with a well designed water-air intercooler radiators, ensures maximum thermodynamic efficiency.
The engine is fitted with MAHLE pistons and these are specifically designed to work under high temperatures and pressures. The Coupe gives 9.52 kms/liter and has CO2 emissions of only 244 g/km.
The eight speed automatic transmission uses advanced Switch Tronic technology to give excellent driving comfort and performance. The gear changing is smooth, swift and without any noticeable loss of power. There is a manual control button in case the driver prefers to shift gears manually. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds.
The exhaust system is built from titanium, which makes it lightweight yet strong. The chassis is designed for maximum comfort under all driving conditions and uses a cutting edge electronic suspension system. To ensure perfect handling, the B6 Bi-Turbo uses 20" light weight wheels fitted with conventional tires.
The stylish exterior design not only imparts looks, but is also functional and aerodynamically efficient. The front spoiler and splitter makes air flow above and around the vehicle, while reducing the air flow beneath. This gives a better road grip and reduces understeer.
The interior of the Coupe is fitted with a clear, easy to read LCD display. It has a sporty, leather covered steering wheel. The Coupe comes in a wide range of colors and options. Leather upholstery, adjustable seats, heating system, navigation system compatible with blue tooth for mobile phones, USB music interface, Xenon lights and LED fog lights are all standard equipment.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.4 gallons (70 liters)||Miles Per Gallon: 22 Combined|
|Length: 192.6 in. (489.4 cm)||Wheel Base: 112.5 in. (285.5 cm)|
|Height: 54.2 in. (137.7 cm)||Width: 74.5 in. (189.4 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4122 lbs (1870 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 16.2 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: Siemens MSD 85 V8||Displacement: 4395 cc|
|Horsepower: 540 HP||Max RPM: 5200-6250 RPM|
|Torque: 538 lb-ft @ 2800-5000 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds||Maximum Speed: 198.8 mph (320 km/h)|