Working with the base of the beautiful 6 Series Gran Coupe, Alpina has added its usual touches to give this luxury express even more presence. The 20-inch multi-spoke wheels are classic Alpina and are complemented by prominent Alpina badging, a unique rear spoiler, and two Alpina-specific colors. That being said, Alpina has released more dramatic modifications to standard BMW models in the past, and one gets the sense that they didn't want to mess too much with the Gran Coupe's basic design. LED foglights, adaptive LED headlights, and power-folding side mirrors are also part of the standard equipment list.
Long, wide, and fairly low, the Alpina's dimensions help it to cast a considerable - and distinctive - shadow. The B6 is 197.1 inches in length, 55 inches in height, and 74.6 inches wide. The wheelbase is 116.9 inches, and ground clearance is 4.3 inches, so the B6 sits a tad lower to the ground than a Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 AMG. Curb weight is a hefty 4,780 lbs, no doubt a result of the all-wheel-drive system.
|BMW Alpina B6 Trims||Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe|
|Max Width||74.8 in.|
|BMW Alpina B6 Trims||Curb Weight|
|Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe||4,780 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||20" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||20" x 10"|
A wide selection of 17 colors is available for the B6. Many will opt for the two model-specific colors, Alpina Blue metallic or Alpina Green metallic, as they do well to distinguish the B6 as something special. Other standard exterior colors are Alpine White and Jet Black, along with seven metallic shades: Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver, Jatoba Brown, Mediterranean Blue, Melbourne Red, Mineral White and Space Gray.
Six premium metallic colors can be optioned on at a cost of $1,950, with the likes of Citrin Black, Frozen Brilliant White, Frozen Bronze, Moonstone, Ruby Black and Tanzanite Blue to choose from.