The new Alpina B4 has made its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. Based on the latest BMW 4 Series coupe, the B4 is powered by the same six-cylinder bi-turbo petrol engine as Alpina’s popular B3 saloon.
With the engine matched to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and 600Nm of torque on offer, it follows the usual Alpina formula of offering effortless performance throughout the rev range.
With an unrestricted top speed of 197mph, the Alpina B4 features a bespoke suspension set-up that puts the focus on ride comfort and high-speed stability. Like all Alpina models, it runs on non-runflat tyres and features the firm's familiar styling cues of multi-spoke wheels, different badges and side stripes.
Alpina’s Sales Director in Great Britain, Jonathan Ganser, confirmed that the previous-generation B3 Coupe was a popular choice in the UK and that Alpina expects strong demand for the new B4. He also confirmed that with demand for diesel Alpinas growing, we’ll see a D4 join the line up in the future.
So far this year Alpina has sold 1,400 cars across the globe.