20 Sep 2020: Ahead of launch, Alpina B8 Gran Coupe spotted testing
German automaker Alpina is expected to launch its B8 Gran Coupe based on the BMW 8 Series, next year.
In the latest development, a camouflaged test mule of the car has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring racing track.
As per the spy shots, it will sport refreshed bumpers, quad-tip exhausts, a rear diffuser, and multi-spoke alloy wheels.
Here are more details.
Exteriors: Alpina B8 Gran Coupe: At a glance
Alpina B8 Gran Coupe will be based on BMW 8 Series, and sport an eye-catching look, featuring a sloping roofline, a chrome-finished vertical slat grille, a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines, and sleek LED headlamps.
On the sides, the car will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and spoked alloy wheels.
It should have a wheelbase of 3,023mm and a ground clearance of 128mm.
Fact: Power and performance
Alpina B8 Gran Coupe will draw power from a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine mated to an 8-speed gearbox. However, its power figures are unknown. For reference, in the BMW 8 Series, the mill makes 600hp of power at 6,000rpm and 750Nm of torque at 5,600rpm.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
Not many details are available regarding the interiors of the Alpina B8 Gran Coupe. However, it should have a four-seater cabin with heated seats, automatic climate control, and a multifunctional power steering wheel.
The vehicle will pack a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for the latest connectivity options.
For safety, there should be multiple airbags and ABS with EBD among others.
Fact: What about the pricing?
Pricing and availability details of the Alpina B8 Gran Coupe in India will be announced at the time of launch in 2021. As for the pocket-pinch, it should sport a tag upwards of Rs. 1.29 crore.