BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo (F32) Quick Look


The B4 Biturbo is based on BMW’s 435i which comes standard with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six. Extensive modifications, however, sees the car’s output rise to 410 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. What’s more impressive is that as much as 405 pound-feet of torque is generated from as low as 2,200 rpm and maintained all the way up to 5,200 rpm.

The list of modifications includes custom turbochargers, an uprated cooling system and a high-flow exhaust system. Alpina-specific NGK spark plugs and a forged steel high-strength crankshaft guarantee long-lasting stability.

Mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the tuned engine helps accelerate the svelte coupe from 0-62 mph in just 4.2 seconds. It will reach 124 mph in 14 seconds and keep accelerating until it reaches a top speed of 189 mph. Like the engine, the transmission has also been extensively adapted to suit the performance characteristics of the new B4 Biturbo.

For the chassis, Alpina engineers added suspension with adjustable dampers as well as performance springs, bump stops and stabilisers. The system allows the driver to select from “Eco Pro”, “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+” modes to vary the suspension settings, transmission shift speed, and steering and throttle response.

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