2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Interior and Cargo

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2022 Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Interior

Any BMW 8 Series is already a good starting point, offering a high-quality interior with all the latest technology. But Alpina's mission is to elevate the interior even further into the realm of cars like Bentley and Aston Martin.

As standard, the B8 comes with lavish materials like extended Merino leather and a headliner with an Anthracite Alcantara finish. Unlike in the two-door 8 Series, there's a comfortable and much more accommodating rear seat. Since this is a high-end BMW, you get all of the comfort and convenience features included as standard, including four-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, and soft-close doors.

2022 Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Interior Photos

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Instrument Cluster BMW
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2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Rear Passenger Seats BMW

Seating and Interior Space

While the 8 Series two-door coupe has extremely cramped rear seats, the Gran Coupe is a lot better, if not as accommodating as a 7 Series would be. The front area feels spacious in every dimension, but the back seat is a little claustrophobic. It measures the same as the regular 8-Series: 54.6 inches of shoulder room, 36.6 inches of legroom, 37 inches of headroom, but it feels tighter with space for two and a big center console. There are three seatbelts so officially three people could sit back there, but we wouldn't advise it. We would accept two adults and a child seat.

As mentioned earlier, the Alpina B8 is taller than the M8 Gran Coupe which means that ingress and egress are a little better.

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Interior Dimensions:

BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe TrimsALPINA B8 xDrive Gran Coupe
Seating5
Headroom Front Seat39.1 in.
Headroom Back Seat37 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.1 in.
Legroom Back Seat36.6 in.
Shoulder Room Front57.2 in.
Shoulder Room Rear54.6 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

Extended Merino leather is standard, and you can go the no-cost route or opt for full Merino leather with a wider color palette, in which case you get charged an additional $2,000. The standard Merino leather color options are Ivory White, Night Blue/Black, Tartufo/Black, Fiona Red/Black, Cognac, and just plain Black. The available BMW Individual colors are Ivory White/Night Blue, Ivory White/Tortufo, Ivory White, Night Blue/Black, Tartufo/Black, Fiona Red/Black, Cognac, and Black.

The Alpina B8 gets a hand-finished Lavalina leather steering wheel with signature blue and green stitching. The rim is thick like an arthritis golf club grip, which makes it very comfortable in the hand. In addition to another logo (with crankshafts and intakes that were Alpina's first specialty), the signature color stitching looks great.

Cabin trim is standard in Alpina Walnut Nature Black, although options include Fineline Copper Wood, Ash Grain Grey-Metallic Wood, Aluminum Dark Trace, and Carbon Fiber. Individual Piano Black and Ash Black Silver Wood are also available, but the latter two options may delay the production of your B8.

2022 Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

BMW suggests that the B8 has a 15.5-cubic foot trunk, which is the same as the standard 8 Series Gran Coupe. You could fold the rear seats down in a 40/20/40 split if you needed more, but it makes more sense to have the butler just bring around another car if you needed to load a bunch of stuff. We suspect most B8 customers buy the car knowing that some sacrifices have to be made.

On the inside, all doors have door pockets, and both front and rear passengers get dual cupholders. Front passengers also get a storage compartment underneath the center armrest.

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Rear Passenger Seats 1 BMW
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2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Cargo Dimensions:

BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe TrimsALPINA B8 xDrive Gran Coupe
Trunk Volume15.5 cu. ft.

2022 Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Infotainment and Features

Features

We're talking about a car that costs nearly $140,000, so Alpina throws almost everything in as standard. There are only a handful of options, which isn't something that's typically associated with any BMW.

As standard, it comes with a power moonroof, a power trunk lid, gesture control, keyless entry with push-button start, remote engine start, advanced vehicle and key memory, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front sports seats with driver's seat memory, four-zone climate control, a power rear sunshade, rear side window shades, a power-adjustable steering column, heated armrests and steering wheel, soft-closing doors, ambient interior lighting, and heated rear outboard seats. These features are only around half of the complete list.

Live Cockpit Professional deserves a mention, though, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and head-up display.

Standard driver assistance features include Active Guard with lane departure warning, frontal collision warning, and automatic city collision mitigation with automatic braking. Dynamic cruise control is included and a rearview camera is standard, naturally.

Infotainment

We have two words for you: gesture control. Turn it off the day you buy this vehicle and never turn it on again. It reacts when you go for the shifter, it reacts when you reach for the screen or your phone in the center, seemingly whether you do the motions or not. There are motions for muting and turning the volume up and skipping tracks, but it always happens at the most inopportune moment. It's less of a big deal if you're not 75 minutes into a 130-minute podcast and you have to find where you were.

Otherwise, iDrive works great. We've been using versions of it for years but between the tactile rotary dial, the redundant buttons, and the touchscreen, it's simple to use. We always love the wireless Apple CarPlay too, especially when it's paired with wireless charging. Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and SiriusXM with 360L are all-inclusive.

The infotainment screen measures 10.25 inches and the B8 comes standard with navigation. Sound is channeled through a 16-speaker, 464-watt Harman Kardon surround sound system, and while it's the only option for the B8, it's a good one.

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