With the B3 family, Alpina has equivalent performance to the current BMW 3 Series – and it even offers a diesel engine version. So far we haven’t heard any information about a successor to the two-door B4, but it looks like the German automaker is finally working on a modified 4-Series variant. Of course, nothing is happening. official but there are first rumors about it.
An article on the BimmerPost Forums claim that Alpina will introduce a new B4 early next year and there seems to be a little surprise in the cards. According to the information available, the model will be based on the G26 generation of the 4 Series which is the four-door Gran Coupé model. It’s the more luxurious version of the 3-Series four-door coupe and large grille, to put it that way.
No exact launch date is yet provided, although the post on BimmerPost claims the model will be based on the 440ix specification. In its factory form, it uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine with mild hybrid technology for 382 horsepower (285 kilowatts) and 368 pound-feet (499 Newton-meters) of torque. . Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and sending power to all four wheels, this engine catapults the four-door coupe from standstill to 96 kilometers per hour (60 miles per hour) in just 4.4 seconds. .
In October 2019, Alpina unveiled the B3, an optimized version of the 3 Series. It also has a 3.0-liter engine developing 462 hp (345 kW) and torque of 516 lb-ft (700 Nm). We expect similar numbers for the B4 Gran Coupé when it hits the European market at some point next year. Speaking of its market launch, for now it looks like the new Alpina B4 will only be for the Old Continent, but things could change in the next six months or so.
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