2019 Alpina B4 S Biturbo Spy Photo – When you line up the number of tuning firms who specialize on BMWs, you’ll inevitably come across Alpina, which technically started as an aftermarket company before turning into a manufacturer of its own after years of close ties with BMW. In fact, Alpina Alpina and BMW have become partners of sorts since most of the former’s models are integrated into the latter’s production lines, including the Alpina B7, which rolls from the same facility as the BMW 7 Series. That’s how far this relationship has come, and the German Ministry of Transport even recognizes it as such, designating Alpina as an automaker instead of an aftermarket specialist.
2019 Alpina B4 S Biturbo Future
History lesson aside, Alpina is headed to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show with some its latest creations, one of which is the B4 S Biturbo, an interpretation of the 4 Series according to the specifications of Alpina. Like most models to come out of Alpina, the B4 S Biturbo is technically a 4 Series, and the process by which Alpina uses to create the car isn’t too different from what expert BMW tuners like AC Schnitzer do. So while it is technically an automaker, Alpina’s methods are still closer to AC Schnitzer than it is to BMW, hence the approach we’ve taken here.
2019 Alpina B4 S Biturbo Exterior And Interior
May not be evident at first glance, but the Alpina B4 S Biturbo received a heavy dose of cosmetic and aerodynamic upgrades. On the aesthetic front, the German tuner is making its project car available in two distinct colors – Blue Metallic and Green Metallic – that it had a hand in personally creating, hence the “exclusive” label attached to each of the two colors. If customers aren’t too keen on either color, there is an option to instead get paint finishes from either BMW itself or the company’s personalization division, BMW Individual.Befitting its status as one of the best BMW tuners in the business, Alpina spared no expense in giving the B4 S Biturbo a swanky interior upgrade. The tuner apparently prides itself on offering no limits on the possibilities of design and configuration of a car’s interior, and it’s evident with all the luxury pieces and push trims available for the 4 Series. First up is the interior trim, which Alpina is offering in either traditional fine wood or smooth piano lacquer. There’s also the option to cover the interior trim in either sporty carbon leather or Lavina, a bespoke material that’s exclusive to the master craftsmen over at Alpina.
2019 Alpina B4 S Biturbo Engine
Ah, yes. This section is the crowning glory of the Alpina B4 S Biturbo. Future customers should be happy to know too that Alpina’s past works on BMW models have yielded nothing but impressive results and there’s reason to be excited that this program won’t disappoint in that regard.A pair of Alpina’s turbochargers and a new high-performance cooling system count as the biggest additions to the 4 Series’ 3.0-liter straight-six engine. Those turbos, in particular, are a piece of work given their ability to improve the engine’s throttle response further and generate top-end power, all while keeping its fuel efficiency numbers where they’re supposed to be, ultimately allowing the engine to maximize all of the available power at its disposal.
2019 Alpina B4 S Biturbo Price And Release Date
Prepare to shell out a significant sum of dough for the Alpina B4 S Biturbo as pricing for the model starts at €63,277 for the standard rear-wheel drive model, or just under $67,000 based on current exchange rates. Meanwhile, the xDrive all-wheel drive variant sells for €65,714, or about $69,600. Both models are equipped with an eight-speed, Sport automatic transmission with Alpina’s Switch-Tronic technology.Prepare to shell out a significant sum of dough for the Alpina B4 S Biturbo as pricing for the model starts at €63,277 for the standard rear-wheel drive model, or just under $67,000 based on current exchange rates. The xDrive all-wheel drive variant sells for €65,714, or about $69,600. Both models are equipped with an eight-speed sport automatic transmission with Alpina’s Switch-Tronic technology. Considering that the BMW 440i comes with a starting price of just under $50,000, paying for that extra $20,000-something counts as a good deal to us.