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      04-16-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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2014 NYIAS: 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe U.S. Debut

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In truly awesome news, BMW is going to bring the Alpina 6-Series Gran Coupe to the USA, in the guise of the 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

Just to recap the BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is a monster 540-HP (540Lb-Ft Torque) 4.4L Twin Turbo V8 powered 6GC created by Alpina in close co-operation with BMW. Like the Alpina 7 Series, the 6GC will come to the USA as a top of the line configuration, which means xDrive and an 8-Speed automatic transmission, Alpina's own Switch-Tronic system.

The Alpina B6 also features Electronic Damping Control and Active Roll Stabilization technology, achieving a top speed of 198mph!

The 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe will go on sale in spring 2014 for $118,225, including $925 Destination & Handling


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      04-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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The engine looks dirty but the rest looks amazing 👌👌
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What is the name of this color?
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What is the name of this color?
Should be "ALPINA Blue"

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      04-16-2014, 11:58 AM   #5
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Looks like they're finally using a good steering wheel and have actually increased the size of the water-air intercoolers as compared to the standard N63.

Should sell pretty well over here!
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I know its not a big deal, but something really should have been done with the brakes... Painted maybe an Alpinia logo doesnt seem too much to ask when your spending north of a $100k
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      04-16-2014, 01:34 PM   #7
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Hope the ordering guide will be available soon.
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I know its not a big deal, but something really should have been done with the brakes... Painted maybe an Alpinia logo doesnt seem too much to ask when your spending north of a $100k
Agreed!!
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I know its not a big deal, but something really should have been done with the brakes... Painted maybe an Alpinia logo doesnt seem too much to ask when your spending north of a $100k
Very good call! Considering the particularly sport-oriented intentions of this car, they really should have changed something with the brakes. I can understand the slightly more understated approach Alpina has (despite their pretty flashy body kits), which is likely why they're not bright blue with huge emblems on them, but bigger calipers and a coat of black paint would go a long way in function and form.
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No paddles on steering wheel?

but they come standard on M6 and optional on 640 and 650
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It is just awesome and beautiful. Cann'w wait for the order guide and CDN price now.
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but they come standard on M6 and optional on 640 and 650
Check the description. Alpinas do have shift buttons, but they're integrated into the steering wheel rather than being descrete paddles. If you look carefully at pictures of the interior that show the steering wheel, you can see buttons right where your thumbs would rest if you had your hands at the 9 and 3 positions.

This is how it looks on a B7:
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What is the name of this color?
Should be "ALPINA Blue"

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I was thinking the same thing but then I pulled up some old pics of a blue Alpina 7 series and the color seemed a lot darker. Maybe it's the image?
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What is the name of this color?
Should be "ALPINA Blue"

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I was thinking the same thing but then I pulled up some old pics of a blue Alpina 7 series and the color seemed a lot darker. Maybe it's the image?
I take that back, you are right. Just looked up the code
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Is the stitching on the steering wheel really green on the bottom half and blue on the top?
And if so, why?
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man, this is probably by far one of the most sexy cars out there... Plus, its rather affordable compared to other sexy cars on that list (p1, italia etc)
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Never have cared for the Alpina wheels. And I certainly wouldn't want to take care of them.
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Is the stitching on the steering wheel really green on the bottom half and blue on the top?
And if so, why?
Sure is! Those are just Alpina's colors, I guess they wanted to do things a bit differently. Certainly looks unique!
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Alpina buids such a classy car. I wish you guys could smell that beige/yellow leather. Its to die for,
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I know its not a big deal, but something really should have been done with the brakes... Painted maybe an Alpinia logo doesnt seem too much to ask when your spending north of a $100k
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I'm considering flipping my M5 for the B6, but have a couple of questions.

I have the order guide, and it has a couple of standard items listed that I am not familiar with - 920 ALPINA package and 9XA ALPINA profile. Anyone know what they're comprised of?

Also, is there any news on a 6er LCI? I had expected it for MY15, but there doesn't seem to be any changes.
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I'm considering flipping my M5 for the B6, but have a couple of questions.

I have the order guide, and it has a couple of standard items listed that I am not familiar with - 920 ALPINA package and 9XA ALPINA profile. Anyone know what they're comprised of?

Also, is there any news on a 6er LCI? I had expected it for MY15, but there doesn't seem to be any changes.
I would consider trading my 2013 6 convert for the B6. Hinckley, do you have a copy of the order guide that you could share w us all? The BMWUSA website does not mention the B6 yet.
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