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Goodwood Launch For Latest Alpina Performance Models

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

FANCY something different from the usual premium German offerings? If so, Alpina hopes its interpretation of BMW’s already popular 4 Series Coupe and Convertible models will have buyers opening their wallets.

The firm has built up a considerable reputation for taking a slightly different and more refined approach, as it focuses on luxury and ensuring the generous levels of performance are more accessible in the real world and not just on the track.

Following the recent launch of the firm’s D3 Bi-Turbo, the world’s fastest diesel production car, Alpina has launched two new petrol models. The new B4 Bi-Turbo is available as a coupe or a convertible.

Based on BMW’s latest generation 4-Series, the B4 Bi-Turbo is the result of a two year development programme during which every aspect of the vehicle was analysed and refined to increase performance, comfort, efficiency and style. At the heart of the new B4 Bi-Turbo is an extensively re-engineered version of BMW’s highly-regarded 3.0 litre straight six from the 335i

Boasting 410 horsepower the Coupe reaches 62mph from zero in 4.2 seconds (4.5 for the Convertible). And mirroring BMW’s focus on improved economy, the B4 variants also deliver fuel economy of 37mpg and CO2 emissions of just 177g/km.

In common with an increasing number of performance car launches, Alpina will be unveiling its new B4 models at the forthcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June.

By Press Association reporters