2022 BMW Alpina B8

MSRP $139,900

Ranked #5 in Compact Sedan

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2022 BMW Alpina B8 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The BMW M8 receives a grandiose makeover from Alpina, rising levels higher in terms of both luxury and performance. Apart from the changes made to the engine tune and exhaust system, a high-performance tire specifically designed for the BMW Alpina B8 boosts performance to another level. Combined with the comfort and upholstery options provided by Alpina, the B8 Gran Coupe is a grand tourer for the niche population that wants a truly grand touring experience.

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Pros

Mind-boggling acceleration

Impeccable handling

Spacious interior made of high-quality materials

Cons

Competition offers better tech in the cabin

Headroom is a bit cramped for rear-seat passengers

What's New?

The first Alpina-tuned 8-Series for the US market


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$139900

bodystyle

4dr Gran Coupe

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

268 cu.in.

horsepower

612 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

590 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

119 in.

length

200.4 in.

width

76.1 in.

height

56 in.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/24 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$139,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW Alpina B8 in Alien Green color
Alien Green

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


If you ever thought that the BMW M8 Gran Coupe was not posh enough, then there is good news for you. The tuning company turned automobile manufacturer, ALPINA, which develops and sells more luxurious and high-performance versions of BMW and MINI has recently debuted the BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe as a 2022 model year car. As you could’ve probably guessed by now, it is a more exclusive alternative to the regular BMW M8 Gran Coupe, which on its own is a pretty posh car, to begin with.

While the base price of the base trim of the regular 8 Series Gran Coupe starts from $85,000, the new 2022 ALPINA B8 xDrive Gran Coupe will set you up at a whopping $139,900 starting price. But it is not that bad considering the fact that the regular M8 Competition Gran Coupe starts from $130,000. 

So the new B8 Gran Coupe is based on the first 8 Series Gran Coupe generation introduced for 2020, and the extra $10k from the M8 Competition Gran Coupe gets exclusive ALPINA interior upgrades, along with a specially tuned powertrain and sport exhaust system. Although a pretty exclusive vehicle, it faces steep competition from the likes of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S sedan, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63, the Audi RS7, and other similar sporty executive sedans in the market.

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Features

Anyone who has seen an Alpina vehicle knows just what they do, and the skill with which they do it. The former tuning house imbues high-performance vehicles from BMW with extraordinary levels of luxury, including breathtaking leather upholstery and further bolstered performance figures, making stock BMW Motorrad vehicles look ordinary. The Alpina tuned B8 should take the 8-Series grand tourer to different heights of comfort while maintaining its corner-carving ability. It will be sold in just one trim, Alpina has the capacity to cater to customization and intricate details upon order. 

Trims

BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe 

MSRP 

$139,000

Features

xDrive

 

21” alloys with a specially designed tire combination

 

Alpina specification intercoolers

 

Quad-outlet exhausts

 

Rear-wheel steering

 

Hand-finished leather upholstery

 

Brembo brakes 

*expected

We Recommend

Since there is just one trim to pick from, we absolutely recommend that you buy the BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe if you ever find yourself in the market for a grand tourer. The Alpina B8 is essentially a more elegant version of the 8-Series, sporting regal-looking alloys and neater exterior colors. The quad-exit exhaust is just one of the elements that sustain the B8’s sporty attitude, but with shinier paint options and non-black rims, the B8 has an imposingly beautiful look, especially in the face of a regular 8-Series, or the monstrous M8.

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Engine and Performance

Although the new ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe is powered by the same engine as the regular M8 Gran Coupe, it is tuned to produce different horsepower and torque output. The ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe is capable of producing a maximum power output of 612 HP, which is a middle ground between the M8’s 600 HP and the M8 competition’s 617 HP. 

That being said, the engine of the ALPINA has significantly more grunt than either of the two. The engine in the ALPINA can produce a maximum torque output of 590 lb-ft, versus the 553 lb-ft for either M8. The maximum torque of 590 lb.-ft is available from just 2,000 RPM for power delivery at all times. Two twin-scroll turbochargers facilitate the near-instantaneous conversion of exhaust gas energy into boost pressure, even at low engine speeds for early maximum torque.

All the power from the engine is transferred to all four wheels via an 8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission with ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC technology. The latest 8HP76 transmission generation has undergone substantial development work in cooperation with the transmission specialists at ZF. The famed xDrive all-wheel-drive system from BMW ensures an equally dynamic and effortless transmission of power to the road.

But despite the extra grunt, the ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe is actually slower than either of the two. Where the M8 has a 0 to 60 MPG time of 3.1 seconds, along with the M8 Competition doing that in 3.0 seconds flat, the B8 Gran Coupe is a bit slower taking 3.3 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill. It is probably due to the higher curb weight of the ALPINA.

Models

2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe*

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63

2021 Audi RS7

Base MSRP

$139,900

$177,700

$140,600

$114,000

Engine

4.4L Twin-Turbo V8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

4.0L Bi-Turbo V8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

612 hp @ 5,500 RPM

620 hp @ 5,750 RPM

577 hp @ 5,500 RPM

591 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

590 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

604 lb-ft @ 2.300 RPM

590 lb-ft @ 2,350 RPM

590 lb-ft @ 2,050 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.3

3.0

3.3

3.0

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

N/A

11.3

N/A

11.3

*speculated specs

The ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe might not be the fastest car in its segment, but it is definitely on par with most of them. In fact, most of the cars in its segment are more or less in the same ballpark with regards to performance. That being said, the B8 is actually a bit slower than both of the M8 Gran Coupe variants, as mentioned earlier. But the margin is so small, you would hardly feel any difference.

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Fuel Economy

The 4.4L BMW ALPINA Bi-Turbo V-8 powering the B8 Gran Coupe is capable of delivering 17 MPG in the city, and 24 MPG in the highway, giving a total combined mileage of 19 MPG, which are actually pretty good mileage figures, especially for the segment it is competing in. But the 18.0-gallon fuel tank could be a bit of a stretch during long journeys.

Models

2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe*

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63

2021 Audi RS7

MPG (City)

17

15

16

15

MPG (Highway)

24

21

21

22

MPG (Combined)

19

17

18

17

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

18.0

23.7

21.1

19.3

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

306/432/342

355/498/403

338/443/380

290/425/328

*speculated specs

So even though the B8 Gran Coupe and most of its competitors are more or less in a similar ballpark with regards to fuel economy, it is actually one of the better ones in the competition. It is especially a bit surprising due to the fact that all of them have very similar power and torque output.

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Interior

Apart from the performance and unique exterior enhancements, the ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe also gets exclusive ALPINA interior upgrades that set it apart from the regular M8 Gran Coupe. The Gran Coupe is the roomiest of the 8 Series variants, and the rear legroom is more than sufficient for adults to seat comfortably at the back. The sleek roofline, however, impedes the headroom at the back, which might be a bit of an issue for the tall passengers.

Elegant ALPINA details, such as illuminated ALPINA door sills or the iDrive controller in crystal glass with a lasered ALPINA logo, as well as exclusive ALPINA interior trim, set exclusive accents. Moreover, you get endless options to customize the interior of the B8 Gran Coupe with the extensive range of personalization options offered by ALPINA’s in-house leather workshop.

Models

2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe*

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63

2021 Audi RS7

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.6/57.2/42.1

N/A

40.8/57.8/NA

37.0/57.2/41.3

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.1/54.6/36.6

N/A

38.2/57.2/NA

37.1/55.9/37.0

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

15.5

17.6 – 47.3

12.7

24.6

*speculated specs

Although might not be the worst, the B8 Gran Coupe is still one of the least impressive in the segment with regards to cargo capacity and overall practicality. Among the proper sedans, the 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space gives the Audi RS7 a huge edge in the competition. 

But the undisputed king is the Porsche Panamera Turbo S sedan with its 47.3 cubic feet of total cargo capacity which can be achieved by folding the rear seats down, as it is actually a hatchback styled truck.

That being said, some of the standout interior features of the 2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe include:

  • Multi-functional sport seats
  • Heated seats (front and rear), armrests, and steering wheel
  • Front ventilated seats
  • BMW Individual extended Merino leather upholstery and a leather-covered instrument panel
  • Automatic 4-zone climate control
  • Micro-filter ventilation system with replaceable active-charcoal filters
  • Soft-close automatic door operation

2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe: Infotainment and Connectivity

The new B8 Gran Coupe comes equipped with what BMW calls the Live Cockpit Professional which features a 12.3" digital instrument cluster and 10.25" central information display. The multi-input iDrive 7.0 system is operated by voice, touchscreen, and iDrive touchpad Controller. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration come as standard as you would expect. With an inbuilt navigation system, connectivity features include Bluetooth and two USB ports. The Intelligent Personal Assistant voice control offers natural speech input for various functions, including navigation.

Along with BMW TeleServices and BMW ConnectedDrive Services, you get what the company calls the Connected Package Professional which features Real-Time Traffic Information and On-Street Parking Information (select cities), Hazard Preview, BMW Remote Services including Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock, and BMW Connected App.

The overall layout of all the buttons and knobs are almost exactly the same as the regular M8, but with the sprinkle of ALPINA flavor to it. Not a very button-heavy layout, but you do get physical controls for most of the important functionalities of the car. The multifunctional steering wheel also adds to the convenience.

As for listening to music, the B8 Gran Coupe comes equipped with a premium Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio System with a 464-watt amplifier and 16 speakers as standard.

Apart from all these, some of the standout infotainment features of the B8 Gran Coupe include:

  • iDrive 7.0 infotainment system, which is operated by voice, touchscreen, and iDrive touchpad Controller
  • Head-up Display
  • Gesture control
  • Expanded Check Control vehicle monitor system
  • Outside-temperature display
  • Glass Controls
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Exterior

As mentioned earlier, the 2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe is based on the first 8 Series Gran Coupe generation introduced for 2020. Although the overall silhouette is pretty much the same, it gets some ALPINA exclusive touches to it.

With the elegant and flowing silhouette of the BMW M8 to begin with, it adds some aerodynamically optimized ALPINA exterior components, which are both functional and improves the aesthetics of the car at the same time. For example, the larger air intakes on the ALPINA front apron ensure that the engine is supplied with sufficient airflow for the engine to work efficiently. Moreover, the Coupé’s sweeping silhouette is extended by a subtle ALPINA rear spoiler lip.

Models

2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe*

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63

2021 Audi RS7

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,831

4,691

4,707

4,938

Length (inches)

200.5

198.8

199.2

197.2

Width (inches)

76.1

78.2

76.9

76.8

Height (inches)

56.0

56.2

56.8

56.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.3

N/A

4.6

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

119.0

116.1

116.2

115.3

Track Width (inches) F/R

63.9/65.9

65.2/64.5

65.9/65.6

65.7/65.0

*speculated specs

The B8 Gran Coupe has the longest wheelbase in the segment, but it does not translate to anything meaningful, at least on the surface level. In fact, the B8 has less rear-seat legroom than the RS7, which only has 115.3” of wheelbase. Other than that, the overall exterior dimensions of the B8 and its rivals are more or less in a similar ballpark.

Highlights of the BMW Alpina B8 exterior:

  • Redesigned intercoolers
  • Quad-pipe exhaust outlet
  • Specially designed 21” multi-spoke alloys
  • Metallic blue and metallic green paint options

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Final Verdict

If you want a posh executive car with the practicality of a 4-door sedan and the road presence of a coupe, there are too many choices to pick quickly. Among them, the M8 from BMW is actually a pretty good choice, to begin with. But if you want something exclusive, something that will stand out a bit from the crowd, the 2022 BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe might be an excellent choice. Although they are not technically production-limited, ALPINA doesn't produce an abundance of vehicles, and the B8 will likely be similarly as scarce as the rest of the cars in their lineup.