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The New 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé Is Desperately Gorgeous

A BMW Alpina is a rare treat for the eyes, ears, and soul. The B8 Gran Coupé is all this and more

  • It is priced from $139,900 in the US.

  • The twin-turbocharged V8 features a tailored Alpina sound.

  • The Alpina Classic 21-inch wheels…

For decades now, Alpina’s had the distinct pleasure of transforming generally attractive BMWs into works of visual and emotional art. And by emotional, we mean performance. The latest BMW to wear the coveted Alpina badge is the M8 Gran Coupé and it’s as desirable as any other to come before it.

2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe | Photo: BMW

A BMW Alpina can never hide from prying eyes if mostly because of its incredible, unique, and signature 20-spoke Classic wheels. The 21-inch wheels are shod with specially developed Pirelli tires sized 245/35ZR21 up front and 285/30ZR21 in the rear. With these tires, the B8’s top speed is set at an impressive 201 mph.

The power to get up to speed comes from the twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine that produces a remarkable 612-horsepower and 590 lb.-ft. of torque. The included 8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission with Alpina SWITCH-TRONIC enables the B8 to reach 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds, on its way to completing the ¼ mile sprint in 11.5 seconds. Thanks to the Alpina sport exhaust system, every ride will sound amazing.

2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe | Photo: BMW

The 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé’s handling is also tweaked for a more refined ride for comfort and dynamics. The car is also fitted with the Integral Active Steering, the Active Kinematics Control systems, as well as BMW’s xDrive AWD with limited-slip rear differential.

The B8 can specified BMW, BMW Individual paint hues as well as the unique Alpina Blue Metallic and Green Metallic colours.

As expected, the BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé is absolutely loaded with all the latest technologies and comfort features. It arrives in US dealers in the late spring of 2021 and will be priced from $139,900.

2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe | Photo: BMW


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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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