ALPINA Car of the Month.

Introducing our ALPINA of the Month...

Ready for immediate viewing at Sytner Nottingham is this unique ALPINA B4 S Coupe presented in Snapper Rocks Blue with a sporting yet luxurious interior featuring soft Merino hind and full leather dash and door caps.

One of only three B4 S Coupes landing in the UK this year, the opulent Snapper Rocks looks great in the sun and remains distinguished when dirty, while the silver deco-set and matt aluminium window surrounds enhance the car’s natural poise and mark it out as something a little different. The sense of occasion, brightness and verve continues on the inside where soft-grain Opal White Merino hides upholster the seats, dash and door caps, with subtly contrasting piping in light grey. The individually numbered plaque reinforces the bespoke but tasteful ambience.

The B4’s real showpiece however is the thoroughness of its engineering. ALPINA’s engineering team of 70 developed the B4 S over two years, using a combination of existing BMW parts where suitable and developing their own when not. The brakes for example, utilise Brembo callipers and a pad compound specially developed by ALPINA to combine optimum feel and stopping power from cold. The engine features two ALPINA-specific twin-scroll turbochargers that work in series, while the intake was optimised for high, unrestricted induction rates. To cope with the extra heat generated and the stresses of running for a tank of fuel at a time at 190+ mph, the cooling package was significantly uprated and now boasts a dedicated oil cooler, secondary radiator and 30 percent larger primary radiator, in addition to an innovative intercooler arrangement. ALPINA specific engine management software complements and optimises these changes, with the uprated torque converter and solenoids in the eight speed gearbox ensuring progress is smooth, effortless and reliable. ALPINA have re-engineered the adaptive suspension with B4-specific spring rates and Bilstein dampers, calibrated for an extra-cossetting ride in Comfort and even sharper handling in Sport. All modes however are superbly resolved and lend the B4 the long distance comfort of a luxury limousine combined with a deftness of handling usually associated with Italian exotica.

The B4 S appeals to the head as well as the heart, easily managing over 33mpg (officially 35.8), emits just 180g/km of CO2, while strong residuals make for a very attractive total cost of ownership. Not bad for a sleek, spacious coupe that will accelerate to 60mph in 4.1 seconds and exceed 190mph…

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Gary Lott on 0115 934 1414.