Two years ago at the same Frankfurt Auto Show, the famous German tuner Alpina unveiled their own version of the BMW 6 Series: B6 S Coupe. Once again, Alpina decided to bring out their B6 Coupe model along with many other Alpina models displayed in Frankfurt.
B6 S Coupe stands out with its aggressive front fascia, the interesting bonnet on the hood and the abundance of carbon fiber parts. The interesting bonnet helps with better cooling ensuring that the 530 ponies are running as expected.
Alpina B6 S Coupe is powered by a V8 4.4 liter engine which receives boost from a so-called ”radial compressor”, which one may visualize as a combination of a turbo and a compressor. The charging system in this engine differs from conventional solutions: not a turbo but also not a super-charger.
As mentioned above, the car produces 530 horsepower and a torque of 725 Nm. Alpina worked closely with ZF to develop the new Alpina Sport SWITCH-TRONIC. The shift durations of the excellent ZF 6HP26 automatic transmissions were able to be reduced by 50 percent. In manual mode the shifts feel comparable in their dynamism to a double clutch gearbox.
The truth is that the photos don’t do any justice to the car and when seeing the B6 S Coupe in person, you come to realize the beauty of it. Add a matte finish and you’re looking at one of the most attractive bimmers.