The New 2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupé

The New 2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupé

25.03.2021: Following the success of the BMW ALPINA B7 Sedan and XB7 Sports Activity Vehicle, ALPINA is expanding its offering in the premium segment with the new BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupé.


Following the success of the BMW ALPINA B7 Sedan and XB7 Sports Activity Vehicle, ALPINA is expanding its offering in the premium segment with the new BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupé. It combines the highest levels of performance, dynamics and comfort in a bold and beautiful design. The new ALPINA B8 Gran Coupé is truly an exclusive automobile that appeals to all your senses.




The 2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupé arrives in U.S. dealers in Late Spring 2021 and will have an MSRP of $139,900 plus $995 Destination.



    Power to spare: The 4.4-liter V8 engine with bi-turbo charging produces an impressive 612 hp. The maximum torque of 590 lb.-ft is available from just 2,000 rpm for power delivery at all times.



    Explosive driving performance: From a standing start, the BMW ALPINA B8 accelerates to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and reaches ¼ mile in just 11.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 201 mph.



    Tailored V8 sound: The specially developed ALPINA sport exhaust system is a stainless-steel wonder. Providing both visual and auditory delight, it is designed to reduce backpressure, and features the bold, natural sound of a powerful V8 engine. The driver can influence the sound by switching between COMFORT and SPORT mode, which controls the active exhaust flaps.



    Fascinating dynamics, superior driving experience: The BMW ALPINA B8’s chassis and suspension set-up is harmoniously balanced, combining superior long-distance travel comfort with precise handling characteristics. The adaptive dampers provide for a wide range of driving experiences, ranging from COMFORT+ to SPORT+.



    Precision design: The B8 Gran Coupé’s appearance is distinguished by elegant lines that masterfully emphasize the vehicle’s flowing silhouette. The athletic character is further emphasized by the ALPINA aerodynamic components. The ALPINA CLASSIC 21-inch forged wheels with their minimalistic 20 spoke design are an unmistakable, exclusive ALPINA identifier.


    Look, touch, and feel: The interior design reflects the luxurious comfort of the BMW ALPINA B8 in every detail. High-quality materials, an extensive range of standard equipment and exclusive ALPINA details contribute to an exquisite interior.




SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE: 4.4-LITER V8 ENGINE WITH BITURBO CHARGING





The eight-cylinder engine of the BMW ALPINA B8 is characterized by a dynamic and smooth power delivery and offers excellent responsiveness over the entire rpm range.



The 4.4-liter V8 engine with bi-turbo charging achieves a maximum power output of 612 hp. The maximum torque of 590 lb.-ft is available from just 2,000 rpm and maintained up to 5,000 rpm. The superior power delivery of the engine translates directly into stunning performance: from a standing start, the BMW ALPINA B8 accelerates to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. It completes the ¼ mile sprint in just 11.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 201 mph.



The engine’s power characteristics and superb throttle response are the result of optimized turbocharging and cooling systems, not to mention ALPINA’s instantly recognizable throttle harmony. Two twin-scroll turbochargers facilitate the near-instantaneous conversion of exhaust gas energy into boost pressure, even at low engine speeds for early maximum torque.



The ALPINA cooling system ensures thermal stability and optimum efficiency of the high-performance engine, even under continuous high loads. It consists of three external coolant coolers, an enlarged transmission oil cooler and a low-temperature cooling system (air/water/air) with ALPINA’s specific intercoolers with 50 percent more cooling surface than the units found in the BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe. The optimized cross section of the coolant feed enables maximum throughput.



The ALPINA sport exhaust system is notable for its nuanced, harmonious V8 soundtrack: sophisticated and restrained in COMFORT mode or emotional and sonorous in SPORT mode. The two twin tailpipes, finished in polished stainless steel, are elegantly integrated in the rear apron in typical ALPINA fashion.





power transmission WITHOUT COMPROMISE: 8-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION




The 8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission with ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC converts the high engine output into superb driving performance. The latest 8HP76 transmission generation has undergone substantial development work in cooperation with the transmission specialists at ZF. Depending on the selected drive mode, shift dynamics have been raised to a whole new level without compromising on the smooth shift comfort that ALPINA is renowned for.



A high-performance hydrodynamic torque converter with reinforced internals is used to reliably transmit the engine’s high torque output. An aluminum transmission oil sump ensures the system is optimally cooled. The advanced turbine torsional damper absorbs drivetrain vibrations noticeably enhancing driving comfort.



Specific transmission shift strategies are available for different driving situations. In SPORT mode, shift points are optimized for driving performance and gear shifts are noticeably dynamic. The COMFORT mode allows for relaxed cruising at low engine rpms even when travelling at highway speeds but remains responsive thanks to the instant availability of 590 lb.-ft of torque. MANUAL mode offers super-fast shifts taking mere milliseconds.





PRECISION DYNAMICS AND COMFORT: THE ALPINA SPORT SUSPENSION



Countless test miles were completed on Europe’s most demanding test tracks during the development of the BMW ALPINA B8’s sport suspension system. The result is a refined suspension and chassis set-up that combines first-class long-distance ride comfort with precise handling characteristics. The BMW ALPINA B8 impresses in a myriad of driving situations with its harmonious, balanced chassis and a high sense of security.



Front axle struts with hydro mounts enhance the ride comfort and work in combination with Eibach springs to guarantee balanced suspension characteristics. Stiffer suspension strut support mounts provide greater vehicle stability during dynamic lane changes, for example. Reinforced sway bars on the front axle and stiffer lower wishbone mounts result in excellent lateral dynamic properties.



The Integral Active Steering system offers direct steering response with exceptional feedback and improves overall agility. The Active Kinematics Control System from ZF enables the wheels of the rear axle to pivot a maximum of 2.3° left or right. At low speeds, the rear axle steers opposed to the front axle for increased agility and dynamic handling.



Conversely, at higher speeds the rear axle steers “with” (congruent to) the front axle for maximum directional stability. The behavior of the entire system, as with all driving systems on board the B8, has been fine-tuned precisely by ALPINA.



The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system ensures an equally dynamic and effortless transmission of power on to the road. A rear axle limited-slip differential lets the BMW ALPINA B8 tap into its full dynamic capabilities, especially when cornering: a traction-dependent torque distribution increases vehicle stability when entering the corner and enables a more agile vehicle behavior when exiting the corner.





TAILOR-MADE STANCE: WHEELS & TIRES




The ultra-high-performance tires specially developed for the BMW ALPINA B8, are available in sizes 245/35ZR21 on the front axle and 285/3 ZR21 on the rear axle. In cooperation with the tire experts at Pirelli, the tires are specially adapted to the vehicle concept of the BMW ALPINA B8. The Pirelli Noise Cancelling System fitted to the front tires improves acoustic comfort.



The 21" wheels feature the brand’s classic design of 20 minimalistic spokes. A lockable wheel hub cover with the ALPINA emblem underlines the flawless appearance of these beautifully designed, weight-optimized forged wheels. The ALPINA CLASSIC 20" forged wheel is also available for winter and all-season** tires in a 20 spoke design without a wheel hub cover.



The ALPINA brake system can easily be recognized by its blue brake calipers bearing a white ALPINA lettering. Four-piston fixed brake calipers from Brembo with 15.6" diameter brake discs on the front axle and floating brake calipers with 15.7" diameter brake discs on the rear axle provide high safety reserves and thermodynamic stability, even under high loads.



** Top speed in combination with all-season tires: 168 mph.




FLOWING LINES, MODERN ROOM COMFORT:  DESIGN & EQUIPMENT



The B8 Gran Coupé is striking in appearance, with an elegant, flowing silhouette. The aerodynamically optimized ALPINA exterior components endow the BMW ALPINA B8 with exclusive aesthetics.



The large air intakes on the ALPINA front apron ensure that the high-performance engine is supplied with sufficient cooling air flow. The ALPINA rear apron with a black diffuser insert takes up the precise contours of the body. The Coupé’s sweeping silhouette is extended by a subtle ALPINA rear spoiler lip.



The ALPINA Blue Metallic and ALPINA Green Metallic paint finishes are exclusively reserved for BMW ALPINA automobiles and add an elegant and exquisite touch also to the BMW ALPINA B8. There is also a wide variety of BMW and BMW Individual paint finishes available to choose from.



The interior epitomizes the prestigious standard of luxury of the current BMW 8 Series model generation: The Gran Coupé offers exceptional interior comfort and impresses with its combination of the finest craftsmanship and premium materials.



Elegant ALPINA details, such as illuminated ALPINA door sills or the iDrive controller in crystal glass with a lasered ALPINA logo, as well as the standard ALPINA interior trim in Walnut Anthracite high-gloss, set exclusive accents. Each ALPINA steering wheel is intricately hand-finished with natural, untreated LAVALINA leather – for an incomparable tactile experience on every journey.


The extensive standard equipment of the BMW ALPINA B8 reflects the high ALPINA standards of comfort. The standard equipment includes multi-functional seats, ventilated front seats, seat and steering wheel heating, BMW Individual extended Merino leather upholstery as well as a leather-covered instrument panel and an Anthracite Alcantara Headliner.


The standard panoramic glass sunroof contributes to a light and airy atmosphere in the interior. The standard Harman Kardon surround sound system offers a first-class sound experience. The standard Icon Adaptive LED Headlights with Laserlight offer super high intensity and substantially better performance than conventional light sources, and their detailed technical design represents an innovation to relish.



Leading BMW navigation, communication, infotainment and driver assistance systems are also included as standard in the BMW ALPINA B8. The full-color digital instrument display offers two ALPINA tachometer designs which change between COMFORT and SPORT mode.





standard equipment


    Remote engine start
    Sport limited-slip rear differential
    8-speed Sport automatic transmission
    21-inch ALPINA Classic wheels with high-performance non-runflat tires.
    xDrive all-wheel drive
    Integral Active steering
    Adaptive Sport suspension
    Active-roll stabilization
    Alarm system
    Power tailgate
    Comfort access keyless entry
    Soft-close automatic doors
    Rear-view camera
    Panoramic sunroof
    Power rear window and rear side window shades
    Front heated and ventilated, multi-function seats
    Heated rear seats
    Rear 40/20/40 split folding seat
    Heated front armrests and steering wheel
    Glass controls
    4-zone automatic climate control
    Instrument panel finished in Nappa leather
    Ambient interior lighting
    Anthracite alcantara headliner
    Icon Adaptive LED headlights with Laserlight
    Shadowline exterior trim
    Live Cockpit Professional with seventh generation iDrive system, Navigation, 12.3-inch Instrument Cluster, and 10.25-inch Center Display
    Full-color Head-Up Display
    SiriusXM with 360L plus 1-year All-Access subscription
    Harman Kardon surround sound system with 16 speakers and 464-watt amplifier
    Wireless charging for compatible mobile devices
    WiFi hotspot with complementary 3-month or 3-GB trial
    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
    Enhanced USB and Bluetooth
    Gesture Control


    Connected Package Professional


        Real-time traffic information
        On-street parking information
        Hazard Preview
        Stolen Vehicle recovery
        Remote door unlock
        Concierge Services
        Intelligent Personal Assistant


    Active Guard


        Lane departure warning
        Frontal collision warning
        Automatic city collision mitigation with braking


    Active Protection


        Automatic front seat-belt tensioning
        Automatic closing of windows and moonroof
        Fatigue and focus alert
        Post-crash braking





options and packages


    Carbon roof
    20-inch ALPINA Classic wheels with all-season tires and reduced top speed limit.
    Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system
    Alcantara headliner in upholstery color
    Chrome line exterior



    Interior trim


        Fineline Copper Wood Trim
        Ash Grain Grey-Metallic Wood Trim
        Aluminum Dark Trace Interior Trim
        Carbon Fiber trim
        Individual Piano Black Finish trim
        Ash Black Silver Wood Trim


    Driving Assistance Package


        Lane departure warning
        Pedestrian and frontal collision warning with city collision mitigation
        Blind spot detection
        Rear cross traffic alert
        Speed limit assist



    Driving Assistance Professional Package


        Extended traffic jam assistant for limited access highways
        Active cruise control with stop & go.
        Active lane keeping assistant with side collision avoidance
        Evasion aid
        Front and rear cross-traffic alert
        Active lane change assist
        Emergency stop assistant





Oleg Satanovsky- photos BMW


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