Don’t try to race it, you will lose!
Understated performance is a hallmark of everything they do, so how fast is the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe? Alpina focuses on more than just power. Their goal has always been to offer a comprehensive enhancement of style, driving dynamics, and interior luxury. As such, their latest creation is much more appealing than the M8 it is based on.
We’re not going to load you up with the details because you would be here all day. It is pretty, it is competent, and it is an 11-second sedan. Starting with the cooling system, their intercoolers are 50% larger than those on the M850i. New exhaust, intake, and turbos allow it to cruise at 201 mph, and on your way there you will reach 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. This 2-ton sled loaded with every conceivable luxury launches harder than almost any other production car. It does so because you have 590 lb-ft of torque at only 2,000 rpm. Brake-boost the beast and 612 horsepower is unleashed.
The 8-speed automatic has received hardened internals from ZF, and Eibach developed the suspension with optimal corner weights. Rear wheels can steer up to 2.3 degrees and xDrive can be left in RWD for incredible drifts. The finer options include a carbon fiber roof and 8 choices for interior wood trim. Perhaps the best news is the annoying safety nannies can be omitted to make it a more relaxing ride. Pricing starts at $139,990, a bargain for such a sleeper. Tell us your best BMW stories in the comments below.
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