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Alpina's tuned 8 Series Gran Coupe arrives in Australia

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:24 am    Post subject: Alpina's tuned 8 Series Gran Coupe arrives in Australia Reply with quote

Alpina's tuned 8 Series Gran Coupe arrives in Australia in July

The German coupe will be priced from $322,900.has been upgraded by German tuning house Alpina, and now develops 457kW and 800Nm from the 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8.

Performance numbers show an additional 67kW/50Nm over the M850i xDrive which is priced at $277,900 and down just 3kW over the $354,900 BMW M8 Competition but with an additional 50Nm of torque.

The coupe is all-wheel affair and comes with an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission that will achieve a snappy 3.4-second 0-100km/h sprint time along with a 324km/h top speed.

For your $322,000 you certainly get lots of impressive features in the Alpina Coupe with:

- Stiffer Eibach springs and comfort-enhancing hydro mounts),
- Bilstein dampers
- a reinforced front sway bar
- 21-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero tyres
- 395mm front and 398mm rear Brembo performance brakes that are the size of a dinner plate
- Spend mopre and you can order a "high-performance" brake system.
Rear-wheel steering on the Alphina coupe gives you a modest 2.3 degrees of movement but enough to assist in getting the car pointing very nicely out of a corner at speed.

Additional features include:

- Unique bumpers,
- rear lip spoiler
- Alpina badging of course
- Alpina style door sills, trim options, a crystal glass gear selector and - Alpina's signature wheel-mounted gear shift buttons.

Standard equipment includes:

- a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster,
- 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen,
- four-zone automatic climate control,
- ambient cabin lighting,
- wireless phone charging,
- power-adjustable, heated and ventilated front sports seats,
- heated rear seats,
- folding exterior mirrors,
- a 16-speaker Harman/Kardon premium sound system,
- Walnut Anthracite trim inlays.

There's also:

- DAB+ digital radio,
- laser headlights,
- illuminated door sills,
- a panoramic sunroof,
- tyre pressure monitoring
- adaptive cruise control,
- lane-keep assist,
- night vision
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