BMW Alpina B4 S Biturbo

BMW Alpina B4 S Biturbo

26.10.2018: MANUFACTURER OF EXCLUSIVE AUTOMOBILES TIME FOR AN ALPINA In 1965 Burkard Bovensiepen founded ALPINA. A company passionately committed to the development and production of exceptional automobiles


In  1965  Burkard  Bovensiepen  founded  ALPINA.  A  company  passionately  committed  to  the  development  and  production  of   exceptional automobiles.

Automobiles for connoisseurs seeking superior driving performance, luxurious interiors and a discreetly  sporty exterior design. Elegant understatement has always characterised ALPINA products, a philosophy that remains unchanged  to this day.

For  over  50  years,  ALPINA  has  been  a  small  antithesis  to  the  automotive  mass  market.  Many  sensational  BMW  ALPINA   automobiles,  both  on  the  road  and  on  the  racetrack,  can  be  categorised  as  automotive  milestones. 

ALPINA  looks  back  on   a  long  tradition  of  exclusive,  limited  edition  models  manufactured  in  very  low  numbers,  all  which  represent  something   extraordinary to this day. Without exception, these automobiles are highly sought after amongst collectors, enthusiasts and sport drivers all over the world.

Continuing this tradition, the EDITION 99 was created based on the latest BMW ALPINA B4 S Bi-Turbo models. Strictly limited to 99 units, this limited edition is available both in Convertible and Coupé versions, the latter also being  offered with all-wheel drive*.

* BMW ALPINA B4 S Bi-Turbo EDITION 99 Coupé all-wheel drive only available in left-hand drive.


The  EDITION  99  is  instantly  recognisable  by  its  progressive,  dynamic  appearance  and  special  design  features.  In  combination  with  exclusive  exterior   paintwork options such as Grigio Medio and Fire Orange, the Black high-gloss trim elements create distinct, modern design accents.

ALPINA CLASSIC 20” forged  wheels finished in Ferric Grey underline the sporty aesthetics of the EDITION 99. Upon request, two exclusive ALPINA Deco-Set options in Black matt or Blue  matt provide a subtle contrast to the exterior paintworks, offering a nuanced, independent exterior design.

The  EDITION  99  is  available  in  five  selected  exterior  paintworks.  In  addition  to  classic  ALPINA  Blue,  the  striking  colours  Grigio  Medio  and  Fire  Orange  are  sure  to  make  a  statement. 

In  addition,  Sapphire  Black  and  Mineral  White  are  also  available.  In  combination  with  the  Black  high-gloss  trim  elements,  as  well   as the optional Deco-Set in Black matt or Blue matt, these paintwork options provide plenty of scope for personalising your very own design while simultaneously  preserving the edition character.

Based  on  the  design  of  successful  historic  BMW  ALPINA  racing  cars  of  the  70s,  it  is  possible  to  combine  the  exterior  paintwork  Fire  Orange  with  a  Heritage   Design  option. 

Hereby  selected  body  panels  (bonnet,  roof,  boot)  are  finished  in  Anthracite  automotive  wrap  to  create  a  standalone  two-tone  colour   design,  supplemented             by  Ferric  Grey   ALPINA  CLASSIC   20”   wheels.                     


Exclusive  equipment,  finest  craftsmanship  and  high-quality  details  characterise  the  EDITION  99  interior.  As  an  alternative  to  the  elegant  ALPINA  piano  black  with  EDITION  99  insignia  either  Alcantara  Anthracite  oder  Carbon  Leather  interior  trim  are  optionally  available. 

A  striking  EDITION  99  feature  are all new SWITCH-TRONIC shift paddles in Black matt, machined from solid aluminum. Thanks to their ergonomic shape, they can be operated over a widerange   of   hand   positions.   The   hand   finished   ALPINA   LAVALINA   sport   leather   steering   wheel   features   stitching   to   match   the   exterior   paintwork.

All  floor  mats  and  the  boot  mat  are  hand  finished  with  leather  edging  in  Black.  Both  the  engine  and  the  passenger  compartment  feature  brushed stainless steel production plaques with limited edition numbering.


Craftsmanship  on  board.  Focussed  and  purposeful  –  the  Coupé  features  electrically  adjustable,  multicontour  clubsport  seats  offering  superior  lateral  support.

The  exclusive  upholstery  design  combines  leather  Merino  Black  seat  outers  with  Alcantara  Anthracite  seat  centers  for  maximum  seating  comfort.  The   Convertible  comes  with  extended  leather  Merino  upholstery  in  Black,  Gold  Brown,  Cashmere  Beige,  Nutmeg  or  Opal  White. 

It  includes  a  black  leather  instrument   panel  and  upper  door  panels  as  standard.  Additionally  the  seat  side  panels  and  seatbacks  are  also  hand  finished  in  leather  Merino  resulting  in  a  very  lavish  interior.


The  Coupé  features  a  substantially  revised  ALPINA  Sport  Plus  Suspension  for  pronounced  agility  and  driving  dynamics. 

Body  reinforcements  both  at  the   front  and  rear  increase  torsional  stiffness  significantly  for  direct  chassis  response  and  feedback.  Auxiliary  springs,  bushings  and  stabilisers  with  increased   spring  rates  as  well  as  new,  stiffer  connecting  links  further  push  the  dynamic  envelope  and  reduce  body  roll.

 Handling  precision  and  turn-in  are  improved   markedly while maintaining neutral, well balanced self-steering properties. Accompanying these measures is a revised programming of the electronically adjustable  damper software.

The result? Pure driving pleasure! The Convertible convinces with a subtle mix of sporting genes, ride comfort and finely balanced handling  for delightful driving experiences. 


Extraordinary   driving   performance   thanks   to   state-of-the-art   3.0   litre   straight-six   cylinder   Bi-Turbo   engine   with   direct   injection. 

 In   combination with   the   lightweight   titanium   exhaust   system   developed   exclusively   for   the   EDITION   99   in    cooperation   with   Akrapovic,   the   engine   produces 332   kW   (452   hp).   The   exceptionally   high   torque   of   680   Nm   is   available   over   a   very   wide   plateau   from   3000   to   4500   rpm.  

The   drivetrain    impresses  with  phenomenal  “midrange  pulling  power”,  meaning  performance  is  playfully  available  at  all  times  –  a  central  characteristic  of  the  ALPINA   typical  driving  experience.  Accelerating  from  0  to  100  km/h  in  just  3.9  -  4.3  seconds*  the  EDITION  99  models  have  a  top  speed  of  303  -  306  km/h*.

Technology,  aesthetics  and  emotions.  Made  entirely  of  titanium,  the  exhaust  system  achieves  a  weight  saving  of  7  kg  and  delivers  a  thoroughbred,   sonorous soundtrack. The hand-welded double-ended tailpipes have a beautiful matt titanium surface finish. Fuel consumption combined: 9.2 – 9.1 l/100 km* and 209 – 207 g/km CO2**.

* Coupé 4.2 s / 306 km/h; Coupé All-Wheel Drive 3.9 s / 303 km/h; Convertible 4.3 s / 304 km/h.

** Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions measured according to currently valid Regulation (EU) 715/2007.The disclosed fuel consumption and CO

2  emissions are measured according to WLTP   (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and converted to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for comparison purposes.


The  high  power  output  of  the  EDITION  99  models  is  transmitted  to  the  rear  axle  by  means  of  a  ZF  8-Speed  Sport  Automatic  transmission  with   ALPINA  SWITCH-TRONIC,  which  caters  to  both  relaxed  and  comfortable  or  pronounced  dynamic  driving  styles. 


The  Coupé  is  also  available  with   all-wheel drive* - this distributes output smoothly and fully variable in milliseconds between the front and rear axles for increased traction and performance.

Both  rear-wheel  drive  and  all-wheel  drive*  can  be  optionally  combined  with  a  limited  slip  differential. 

The  mechanical,  torque-sensing  differential,   which  is  handmade  in  motorsport  quality,  improves  traction  for  exampling  when  cornering  dynamically  by  inhibiting  wheel  spin  through  the  distribution   of torque to the wheel with the highest grip.

Overall, the limited slip differential leads to a significant and perceptible increase in driving dynamics, much to the delight of particularly sporty drivers.

* BMW ALPINA B4 S Bi-Turbo EDITION 99 Coupé all-wheel drive only available in left-hand drive.




- Denise Schuster, photos Alpina


26.10.2018 / MaP

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