Alpina has revealed its fettled BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe variant, and Australian pricing has been announced.
The 2022 BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe is best thought of as the closest thing to a Gran Coupe version of the M4, something BMW has said it doesn’t plan on building.
It’s listed on Alpina Australia’s website at $161,900 before on-road costs, which is $46,000 more than the flagship BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe.
UPDATE, 04/04/2022: An Alpina Australia spokesperson has confirmed the B4 Gran Coupe will be coming Down Under. They expect the first cars to arrive towards the end of 2022.
The B4 Gran Coupe is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six-cylinder petrol engine called S58, tuned to produce 364kW of power and 730Nm of torque.
This is 11kW less but 80Nm more than the S58 engine used in the BMW M3 and M4 Competition models.
Drive is sent through an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission to BMW’s xDrive rear-biased all-wheel drive system.
BMW Alpina claims the B4 Gran Coupe can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 3.7 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than the M3 and M4 Competition claimed 0-100km/h time.
In addition to the unique engine tune, there’s an Alpina exhaust system and an Alpina-tuned suspension, and drivers can choose between Comfort+, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Adaptive drive modes.
BMW recently announced it has secured the rights to the Alpina brand, which it says will secure the long-term future of the tuning firm as part of the BMW Group.
Although Alpina builds on the base laid down by BMW, the tuning firm does more than just tune its cars. BMW Alpina vehicles have their own VIN, and Alpina is recognised as a manufacturer in Germany.
BMW hasn’t given concrete details as to what Alpina will look like beyond 2025 when it discontinues its current vehicle program.
The Alpina team will continue to develop, manufacture and sell BMW Alpina vehicles until the end of 2025, with final assembly continuing to take place at the firm’s workshops in Buchloe.
- 2022 BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe: $161,900
Price exclude on-road costs.
Powering the 2022 BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline six-cylinder petrol engine producing 364kW of power and 730Nm of torque.
This is mated to an eight-speed ZF torque-converter automatic transmission and drive is sent through an all-wheel drive system.
The B4 Gran Coupe can do the 0-100km/h sprint in a claimed 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 301km/h.
The 2022 BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe has a claimed combined fuel consumption of 9.8L/100km using the NEDC standards.
The B4 Gran Coupe requires a minimum of 98 RON premium unleaded petrol and has a 59L fuel tank.
The 2022 BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe measures in at 4792mm long, 1850mm wide, and 1440mm tall with a 2856mm wheelbase.
Boot capacity with the rear seats upright is 470L, which expands to 1290L with the rear seats folded.
Braked towing capacity is 1800kg, with unbraked towing capacity being 750kg.
Like the wider BMW and Alpina range, the B4 Gran Coupe is covered by a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with complimentary roadside assistance for this period.
Although Alpina doesn’t list service pricing, any BMW Service Centre has the ability to service a B4 Gran Coupe.
Neither the BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe, nor the regular BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has been crash tested by Euro NCAP or ANCAP.
The related BMW 3 Series scored a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted in 2019.
It scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupant protection, 87 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 77 per cent for safety assist.
The 2022 BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe has the following standard safety equipment:
- Front and rear autonomous emergency braking
- Front, side and curtain airbags
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Front cross-traffic alert
- Lane-departure warning
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Tyre-pressure monitoring
The 2022 BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe comes with the following standard equipment:
- 20-inch 20-spoke forged alloy wheels
- Alpina front and rear spoilers
- Quad stainless steel exhaust tips
- Gloss black exterior trim
- Alpina sports suspension
- Sport rear differential
- Heated front sport seats with electric adjustment and electric lumbar
- Driver memory seats
- Anthracite headliner
- Production plaque with production number
- Selectable drive modes
- Ambient lighting
- Alpina door sill finishers
- Alpina floor mats
- Folding side mirrors with auto-dimming
- Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
- Automatic LED headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Heated steering wheel
- Power tailgate
- Tyre repair kit
- Keyless entry
- Head-up display
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with Alpina content
- 10.25-inch infotainment screen
- Harman/kardon premium sound system
- DAB+ digital radio
The $16,405 Autobahn Edition pack adds:
- Glass sunroof
- Additional high-gloss black accents
- Nappa leather-wrapped instrument panel
- Aluminium paddle shifters
- Wireless phone charging
- Heated front and rear seats
- High-performance brakes
- BMW Laserlight headlights
There are also a number of individual options as well including Lavalina leather trim.
The 2022 BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe comes in the following paint colours:
- Alpine white
- Black sapphire metallic
- Mineral white metallic
- Sunset orange metallic
- Sanremo green metallic
- Dravit grey premium metallic
- Tanzanite blue premium metallic
- Alpina green metallic
- Alpina blue metallic
Metallic paint costs an extra $1650, premium metallic costs and extra $2600, and Alpina special paint costs $3500.