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2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: April 3, 2019


Ever wondered how it feels to get a car with the combination of luxury and performance? Today, we are discussing about the 2019 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe that belongs to the four-door Sedan segment. The Alpina B6 is one of two limited production models under BMW's Alpina division. The B6 comes offered with several packages along with stand-alone options that enhance the interior as well as safety.

Priced at $124,400, the Alpin aB6 Gran Coupe comes powered with a robust 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 591 horsepower. The V8 powertrain is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.

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Pros

Smooth all-wheel-drive configuration

Upmarket interior refinement

Unique presence compared to BMW M models

Powerful V8 turbocharged engine

Spacious rear seating

Cons

Coupe design lacks rear space

Automatic braking is missing on the costly Gran Coupe

Styling not par with the rivals

What's New?

Apple CarPlay Compatibility is now available on a subscription base


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Styles

 2019 BMW ALPINA B6 in Alpine White color  2019 BMW ALPINA B6 in Black Sapphire Metallic color  2019 BMW ALPINA B6 in Glacier White Metallic color  2019 BMW ALPINA B6 in Jatoba Brown Metallic color  2019 BMW ALPINA B6 in Jet Black color  2019 BMW ALPINA B6 in Melbourne Red Metallic color  2019 BMW ALPINA B6 in Mineral White Metallic color  2019 BMW ALPINA B6 in Space Gray Metallic color
Alpine White

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Base

Base

power
600 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$124,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $124,400 MSRP (17/20/25) 600 hp @ 6000 rpm, 4.4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Tanzanite Blue Metallic
  Melbourne Red Metallic
  Jet Black
  Glacier Silver Metallic
  ALPINA Green Metallic
  Ruby Black Metallic
  Citrin Black Metallic

Expert Review


Somewhere the BMW Alpina B6 shares design cues from the BMW M6. Since the car comes under limited production, there are other contenders like Mercedes AMG S63 and Jaguar XJ that tend to attract buyers. However, owning an exclusive car as its own perk.

2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Features

The B6 Alpina Gran Coupe is available in a single 4-door Sedan trim level. Though the carmaker has offered three additional packages with the trim named Driving Assistance Plus Package, Executive Package, and Parking Assistance Package. The trim is available at an MSRP of $124,400 plus the cost of package opted by you.

Trim

2019 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

MSRP

(Manual)

$124,400

Key Features

Power tilt/telescopic SWITCH-TRONIC multi-function sport steering wheel with controls for audio system

 

Cruise control

 

Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone

 

Hand-finished in ALPINA LAVALINA Leather with green/blue stitching

 

Enhanced USB and Bluetooth

 

Apple CarPlay Compatibility with 1-year trial

 

ALPINA instrument cluster

 

Expanded Check Control vehicle monitor system

 

iDrive 6.0 system with on-board computer and touchpad Controller, and 8 programmable memory buttons

 

Rear-view Camera

 

Exterior temperature display with alarm for freezing temperatures

 

Dynamic Cruise Control

 

BMW Navigation system with 10.2- inch high-resolution screen; 3-D maps; 200 GB hard drive with 20 GB storage for audio files

 

Voice command system with Natural Language Understanding

 

Over-the-Air (OTA) updates for map data up to 4 times annually

 

Advanced Real Time Traffic Information

 

ConnectedDrive Services

 

BMW TeleService

 

Tire Pressure Monitor

 

Heated driver's door lock and rear-window defroster

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The 2019 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is available in a single trim, therefore, you only have the option to add extra packages that come at extra cost. Each package offers a unique feature. The Driver Assistance Package that adds more safety while the Executive package adds more comfort to the car with the help of ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.

2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Engine and Performance

“On the road the B6 feels massively rapid, thanks mainly to the torque it produces from seemingly any engine speed and in any gear....The exhaust note is rather delicious too, Alpina’s modifications gifting the B6 with a depth and range of noises that are endlessly entertaining to listen to.” - autocar

Engine and Transmission

Powering the Alpina Gran Coupe is a 4.4 Liter V8 turbocharged engine that delivers 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. The engine is further paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission that ignites the sportier version of the Alpina Sedan. Talking about the rivals, the Mercedes AMG S63 propels 603 hp with its 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine.

Models

BMW Alpina B6 Gran coupe

Mercedes AMG S63 sedan

Jaguar XJ Supercharged sedan

Audi RS7 4.0 quattro sedan

MSRP

$125,395

$168,000

$93,995

$114,875

Engine

4.4L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.0L V8 Biturbo

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

4.0L V8

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

 N/A

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

591 hp@ 6000rpm

603 hp@

470 hp@ 6000rpm

560 hp@ 5700rpm

Torque

590 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

664 ft-lbs@

424 ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

516 ft-lbs@

Acceleration

When it comes to acceleration, the Alpina B6 is no less. The massive 4.4-liter V8 makes the car sprint zero to 60 mph in mere 3.6 seconds and a quarter mile in 11.8 seconds. The fastest of all is Mercedes AMG S63.

Models

BMW Alpina B6 Gran coupe

Mercedes AMG S63 sedan

Jaguar XJ Supercharged sedan

Audi RS7 4.0 quattro sedan

0-60 MPH

3.6 sec

3.3 sec

5.7 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter mile

11.8 sec

N/A

12.3 sec

11.6 sec

Engine

4.4L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.0L V8 Biturbo

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

4.0L V8

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

8.8

N/A

10.4

Handling and Steering

The BMW Alpina B6 is essentially an AWD car, unlike the BMW M6 regular model. With power transmitted to all four wheels, the Alpina handles like no other BMW. Overall, the drive is precise and sharp with the soft suspensions taking over the rough pavements.

Braking

With a stopping distance of 102 feet, the BMW B6 Alpina showcases its impeccable braking capability. The Audi RS7 does the same at 105 feet.

Model

BMW Alpina B6 Gran coupe

Mercedes AMG S63 sedan

Jaguar XJ Supercharged sedan

Audi RS7 4.0 quattro sedan

Brake Front (in.)

14.7

15.4

14

15.4

Brake Rear (in.)

14.6

14.2

12.8

14

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4780

4832

4134

4497

60-0 MPH (ft.)

102

N/A

121

15

2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Fuel Economy

One doesn’t mind about the fuel economy while riding a BMW Alpina. However, the massive V8 returns 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, which is decent for a car in this class. The Mercedes AMG offers better fuel economy on the highway. Otherwise, the fuel economy is decent in all respects.

Model

BMW Alpina B6 Gran coupe

Mercedes AMG S63 sedan

Jaguar XJ Supercharged sedan

Audi RS7 4.0 quattro sedan

MPG (city)

17

17

15

14

MPG (highway)

25

27

23

21

MPG (combined)

20

20

18

17

Range (miles) (city/highway)

N/A

N/A

317/485

277/475

Tank Capacity (gal)

18.5

20.7

21.1

19.8

2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Interior

“The front seats are relatively low-set for a sporty feel with a good amount of space; the rear seats will accommodate adults but are more confining than traditional sedans. A low roofline creates an alluring silhouette, but it eats into headroom and head clearance with the rear passenger doors.” - edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The BMW Alpina B6 comes with upmarket interior design and comfort. The B6’s interior gets wrapped in high-quality leather upholstery surrounded by an array of exotic materials. The heated front seats are offered with 16-way adjustability plus 4-way lumbar adjustment. The Alpina B6 holds enough leg room for front and rear passengers with a passenger capacity of five.

Model

BMW Alpina B6 Gran coupe

Mercedes AMG S63 sedan

Jaguar XJ Supercharged sedan

Audi RS7 4.0 quattro sedan

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.6/56.7/42.1

42.1/61.2/41.9

39.5/57.6/41.5

36.9/57.2/41.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.0/54.6/35.3

37.4/61.4/42.3

37.2/56.6/38.9

36.6/55.9/37.0

Interior Features

  • Engine Start/Stop button
  • Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory includes most recently used climate-control temperature and air-distribution settings; exterior mirror and power seat settings; audio tone settings and radio presets; central-locking preferences; and lighting preferences
  • Comfort Access keyless entry with multi-function remote control
  • Automatic 4-zone climate control with separate left/right temperature and air distribution controls, with automatic air recirculation
  • Micro-filter ventilation system with replaceable active-charcoal filters
  • Tilting glass panel moonroof with power-sliding roofliner
  • Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver's-side exterior mirror
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
  • Soft-close automatic door operation
  • Power windows with key-off and "one-touch" up and down operation both front and rear, anti-trapping feature, opening from remote, and closing from exterior lock
  • Park Distance Control, front and rear
  • Electric Park brake with automatic hold
  • Extended Ambient Lighting
  • Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors
  • Cupholders for front seats
  • Fold-up rear seat center armrest
  • 3-stage heated front seats
  • Fully finished trunk with interior trunk release
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • WiFi Hotspot including 3 GB/3-month trial
  • Wireless charging (Qi charging standard)
  • 2x USB ports with 2.1A charging
  • Concierge Services with Critical Calling

Infotainment

Alpina’s infotainment is similar to the one assembled in the BMW M6. The infotainment includes a 10.2inch display along with equipment like satellite navigation, DAB radio, USB connectivity, built-in-hotspot, and Apple CarPlay.

Cargo

The Alpina B6 offers 13 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats. It has very less space in the rear in comparison to Audi’s massive 24.5 cubic feet trunk.

Model

BMW Alpina B6 Gran coupe

Mercedes AMG S63 sedan

Jaguar XJ Supercharged sedan

Audi RS7 4.0 quattro sedan

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13.0

18.0

15.2

24.5

2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Exterior

“Gran Coupes will get more looks than the 2019 6-Series GT, but buyers will have to pony up for that pride.” -carconnection

Dimension and Weight

The Alpina B6 is offered with a total length of 197.1 inches, making it one of the shortest car in the class. The Mercedes S63 measures 208.2 in. in length followed by the Jaguar XJ at 202 inches. Due to the slopping roofline, you might find limited space in the rear headroom. The Alpina is the heaviest of all with a curb weight of 4780 pounds, after the Mercedes AMG weighing 4832 lbs.

Model

BMW Alpina B6 Gran coupe

Mercedes AMG S63 sedan

Jaguar XJ Supercharged sedan

Audi RS7 4.0 quattro sedan

Curb weight (lbs.)

4780

4832

4134

4497

Length(in)

197.1

208.4

202.0

197.3

Width(in)

74.6

83.8

74.8

75.2

Height(in)

55.0

59.0

57.5

55.8

Ground clearance (in)

4.3

4.7

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

116.9

124.6

119.4

114.8

Track width (in) F/R

62.8/63.9

64.7/64.7

64/63.1

64.3/64

Exterior Features

  • ALPINA CLASSIC light alloy wheels (Style B6), 20 x 8.5 front, 20 x 10.0 rear; and 255/35 front, 295/30 rear performance tires (includes increased top-speed limiter)
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Automatic high beams
  • LED fog lights
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • White turn-signal indicators
  • Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers
  • Aluminum hood and doors
  • Thermoplastic front side fenders and sheet molding compound trunk lid
  • Choice of non-metallic or Metallic paints, including exclusive ALPINA Blue and ALPINA Green (excluding BMW Individual exterior paints)
  • 3rd brakelight in upper roof
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • ALPINA signature exhaust system with quad tailpipes
  • Specially designed ALPINA front apron, rear diffuser and rear spoiler

2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Safety

The 2019 BMW B6 has not been tested by the IIHS or NHTSA yet.

Safety Features

  • BMW's Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pretensioning safety belts, closing windows and moonroof, and activating post-crash braking; includes Fatigue and Focus Alert feature
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger-seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Active Front Headrests
  • Active Knee Protection
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • Acoustic safety-belt warning
  • LATCH attachment for child-restraint safety installation
  • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
  • Adaptive Brakelights
  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • Coded Driveaway Protection
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • BMW Assist eCall™ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
  • BMW Remote Services includes Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock and BMW Connected App

2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Competition

BMW Alpina B6 VS Audi RS7 Performance

The Audi RS7 is a genuine racing DNA. It has received a massive makeover from its last generation. The exterior design has surely hurt the BMW fanboys. On the inside, the RS7 comes with latest features like Audi’s Virtual cockpit. The performance figures are quite better than the B6.

BMW Alpina B6 VS Jaguar XJ

With better performance, design, and features, the BMW Alpina is a good contender to the Jaguar XJ. The Jaguar XJ looks more or less outdated now. Tough it shares an engine with the F-type, it could not better the performance figures.

BMW Alpina B6 VS Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

The Mercedes S63 AMG is a complete luxury car with a heck of a performance. The new generation is fun to drive altogether. In terms of interior refinement or design, the S63 beats the Alpina B6 by a big margin. The S63 is more powerful than the BMW B6, making the former a better choice.

2019 BMW ALPINA B6 Final Verdict

The BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is a great car to have in your garage. With the latest enhancements on the exterior and interior front, the carmaker is pretty sure about selling off in one go. The usage of fine ceramic and wood ensures a complete sophisticated appeal to the car. The extra packages make the car complete. If you are looking for a performance luxury car that meets your expectations, the Mercedes AMG S63 is worth considering.