30 Mar, 2021, 13:15 PM
Recognized as an independent auto manufacturer by the German Ministry of Transport, Alpina Automobiles has had a longstanding technical partnership with BMW AG, operating as a privately-owned, wholly-separate research and development arm since 1965. The collaboration is such that Alpina vehicles, including the Alpina B7 Sedan, XB7 Sports Activity Vehicle, and now the B8 Gran Coupe, are sold and serviced by BMW dealers here and in Canada. Moreover, Alpinas are covered by the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and its vehicle maintenance programs, so they’re definitely a part of the family.
Now that we’ve sorted out the warranty and vehicle maintenance on the Alpina B8, let’s get to the part where we discuss what you get for your $139,900 base, plus the $995 destination charge. There’s a 612-horsepower, 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8, with 590 lb-ft of torque under your command. The Alpina will do 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, and a 1/4 mile in 11.5 seconds, with a 201 MPH maximum.