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A Closer Look at The 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe

Chic, elegant and exclusive in build, the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe is the culmination of all things luxurious in fine automotive manufacturing. Automotive luxury is equivalent to high performance, improved safety features, the best in infotainment and connectivity technology, comfort and style. While it's true that an old, rusted out beater can get you to your destination just the same as a sophisticated, classic luxury vehicle, know that every step of the manufacturing process for a luxury car is more meticulous than that of a regular car. From the choice of materials to the actual construction, there's just no comparison. That being said, the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe represents excellence blended with a keen sense of refined beauty and power. Built for those with a discriminating taste who appreciate a precise, polished and sophisticated vehicle.

Is an Alpina a BMW?

Is an Alpina a BMW? That's a fair question, and those new to the world of BMW vehicles may be wondering the exact, same thing. However, they are two separate automotive companies. Set in Buchloe, Germany, Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH and Co. KG is a company that manufactures cars, simply that. They specialize in the design and development of high performance BMW vehicles. However, before you think Alpina only mods the BMW's, think again. The German Ministry of Transport has listed them as an actual automobile manufacturer, rather than a car company that mods vehicles. This is due to the fact that Alpina and BMW work very closely together on any high performance vehicle that carries the Alpina name. In other words, Alpina works with BMW on the actual production of the cars, rather than perform an aftermarket modification on a BMW.

The 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe: The Essentials

The sublime excellence of this vehicle cannot be denied. It's a dominating force when it hits the highway, its robust presence just cannot be denied. So, lets take a closer look at this four door, all wheel drive street beast. With respect to the engine, the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe is powered by a dynamic 4.4 liter, BMW Alpina Bi-Turbo V-8, 32 valve, 612 hp engine, and 590 pound/feet of torque, all of which thrusts the B8 to hit 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, with a max speed of 201 mph. Engine start and stop button as been added for your convenience, as has the remote engine start. To paraphrase Tyler from Out Motorsports, the B8 handles just as you'd expect. It's highly responsive to the driver, accurate and precise when it comes to the actual drive, and dependable. You also get electronic throttle control, and brake energy regeneration, along with map cooling, comfort and sport Driving Dynamics Controls.

There's an eight speed sport automatic transmission that comes complete with manual and sport shift modes. Not only that, but there's also the Alpina Switch-Tronic software which works with the quick-shift buttons. EPA classification is a midsize car, fuel economy for city is an estimated 17 mpg, with 24 mpg for highway and combined an estimated 19 mpg. As for response and speed, while it's not meant for the race track, it is meant for the Autobahn speeds and according to 'The Straight Pipes' review, it does surprisingly well. Suspension is an aluminum, double wishbone, multi-link suspension in the front, with an aluminum Integral-V, multi-link suspension in the rear. Braking is supplied by a four wheel drive ABS system, with both front and rear disc brakes. Finally, there's the Alpina Aerodynamic Kit. This kit contains components which work to decrease wind resistance, as well as increasing airflow.

Infotainment System and Connectivity

Enjoy BMW's latest iDrive Infotainment System. The iDrive 7 is an integrated communications and entertainment system for BMW vehicles. Basically, it functions to be the control hub for secondary vehicle systems, giving the driver access via an LCD panel found on the dash. When you enter your 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe you'll be met with a state-of-the-art cockpit which includes a 10.25 inch central information display and a 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster. Also included is the iDrive 7 system and iDrive 7 touchpad controller, navigation, and 2 USB ports, Bluetooth, tire pressure monitor, rear window defroster, OTA updates for map data, gesture control and Dynamic Cruise Control. You also get an integrated Wi-Fi hot spot, where you can sit and text in the comfort of its heated sports seats. When it comes to the act of connectivity and keeping you connected to your world, the Alpina's system is second to none. To start things off, you get heightened connectivity for your smart devices, plus added USB ports, microphone, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The Connected Package Professional keeps you up to date with Real-Time Traffic Information, as well as parking information. Other features include BMW Remote Services, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock, Hazard Preview and the BMW Connected App. Finally, you can depend on BMW's Intelligent Personal Assistant voice control as well as BMW TeleServices, and BMW ConnectedDrive Services.


Finally, as we all know, music is an integral part of the driving experience, and Alpina recognizes this. 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe comes equipped with high performance Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio System. As for speakers, you get 464 watt amp and 16 speakers. Not only that there's also SiriusXM.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to luxury living, it's crucial to know what you are purchasing and why, and the Alpina B8 lets you know just that via it's grand and stylish contours to it's high performance. Sit back, relax and allow the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe complement your lifestyle and enhance your personality as you enjoy serene, Sunday afternoon drives throughout the countryside. By teaming with Alpina, you're getting a luxury vehicle whose reputation precedes it. A stellar reputation, one built on high-performance, painstaking craftsmanship, and exactness. Every step, from the bottom up, has been carefully applied, checked and rechecked for accuracy, reliability and dependability, for when a vehicle such as the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe is being manufactured, it's not just a standard manufacturing job--It's a becoming. If all of this has you curious, and you'd like to see one up front, then take some time to see if there is a dealer near you.

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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