Last year, Rob, Speedhunters’ Managing Director, and I got to borrow this Alpina B6 Grand Coupé for a business trip to Los Angeles and Vegas – something, as BMW fans, we were both very excited about. Few people know about the new B6 and even fewer have one. But when you do, you’re in for a treat.
The B6 Bi-Turbo is based on the BMW F06 and features a 4.4L V8 engine good for 600PS (592hp) and 800Nm (590lb-ft). That’s not bad for a company that started off producing typewriters! However, the B6 doesn’t only impress because of its numbers. What opened my eyes with the B6 and Alpinas in general, is their balance of luxury, style and performance.
I’m jealous of all the Alpina owners out there, and I finally understand what makes these cars so desirable. You have the performance to kick butts without showing off. You have the comfort of a cloud without feeling like you’re sitting in your grandma’s old sofa. You have the luxury of a 5-star hotel without having to adhere to a dress code.
I’m now looking at buying an Alpina and have found a B3 3.3 Coupé from 2000 which looks promising. I would love to see the Speedhunters community’s Alpinas, and hopefully I will soon be part of the family too.