Not a BMW M8, but an Alpina B8. Or how the 8 Series Gran Coupé doesn’t need a motorsport treatment to shine.
The new Alpina B8 Gran Coupé is not based on the M8, but rather on the M850i. Between the front wheels is a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine, but the mass is significantly increased. The peak power is 608 hp and the maximum torque is 800 Nm, which remains available between 2000 and 5000 rpm. We’ll have to wait a while for the official shows, but expect the Alpina B8 to have enough in 3.5 seconds to run from 0 to 100 km / h and reach 330 km / h on its socks. This Gran Coupé features xDrive all-wheel drive however you can switch via the ZF’s eight-speed Switch-Tronic automatic transmission.
Buchloe is now not about pure performance, but rather the way performance is achieved that distinguishes the Alpina B8 Gran Coupé from the BMW M8. It’s not about raw power, it’s about class. You can see that in the Alpina B8 chassis, which could offer a better balance between muscle and elegance than the M version of the BMW 8 Series. Inside, too, there is a special atmosphere focused on wealthy value-added seekers. But make no mistake, the chassis adjustments ensure that the comfort offered goes hand-in-hand with the intense driving sensations.