03/09/2011 BMW 6 Series Convertible gets Alpina treatment
Alpina has released pictures of its version of BMW’s new 6 Series, meaning that once again it has beaten the Bavarian manufacturer’s own M-badged model into the showrooms.
Known as the B6 Bi-Turbo, Alpina has given BMW's sportiest offering, the 650i, an additional 100bhp for its 4.4-litre V8. Torque has also increased – from 443 to 516lb ft – as has the top speed, which now stands at 193mph. Fuel consumption is claimed to be 25.9mpg, and the B6 powers its way to 62mph from rest in 4.8 seconds, thanks to additional turbos and an Akrapovic exhaust system.
Other modifications include a redesigned front apron with various carbonfibre details.
The B6 Bi-Turbo will apparently not be making an appearance at Frankfurt, although further details and pricing will be announced at the IAA. Alpina enthusiasts will have to wait until next year’s Geneva Show to see the convertible in the metal, which gives BMW a chance to gain lost ground in bringing the M6 to production.