Geneva Motor Show 2014: the tuners
This year’s modded cars in a chrome-wrapped, diamanté-encrusted carbon fibre extravaganza
Posted: 06 Mar 2014
Tuning doesn’t have to all be gold leaf paintjobs and jazzy rhinestones. For Geneva, the ever-tasteful chaps at Alpina cooked up a stealth alternative to the M6 Gran Coupe.
It’s called the B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, and boasted an upgraded 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine tweaked that spits out 540bhp and 540 lb ft of torque.
This power is sent, via an eight-speed sport automatic transmission, to BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. That means traction, lots of it and a 0-62mph time of 3.7 seconds.
The restrained Alpina styling sees a cheeky chin spoiler, multi-spoke alloys, and a beefier rear diffuser to keep the car stable at its 198mph top speed.