The folks over at Alpina have unwrapped the new B8 Gran Coupé, a 324 km/h super-saloon based on the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé.
Thanks to a fettled version of the Munich-based automaker’s twin-turbocharged 4,4-litre V8 engine, the B8 Gran Coupé boasts peak outputs of 457 kW (from 5 500 to 6 500 r/min) and 800 N.m (from 2 000 to 5 000 r/min), delivered to all four wheels via a tweaked version of ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission. These peak figures, of course, match those of the B5 and XB7 revealed in 2020.
Alpina says the 2 175 kg B8 Gran Coupé – which seemingly starts life as an M850i Gran Coupé – is capable of sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in 3,4 seconds (and to 200 km/h in 11,6 seconds), which is two-tenths tardier than the 460 kW/750 N.m M8 Gran Coupé. However, the B8-badged model boasts a higher top speed (324 km/h versus the M8 GC’s 250 km/h or optional 305 km/h).
The BMW specialist has also added its own stainless-steel sport exhaust system, which it claims helps deliver the “natural sound of a powerful V8”. The sport suspension system, meanwhile, combines what Alpina terms “first-class long-distance ride comfort” with “precise handling characteristics”.
Styling changes include a fresh front apron with large air intakes, a new rear apron with a black diffuser insert and a subtle rear spoiler lip. The B8 GC furthermore rides on trademark Alpina 21-inch multi-spoke forged wheels, wrapped in “ultra-high-performance” Pirelli tyres (245/35 ZR21 on the front axle and 285/30 ZR21 on the rear) and framing chunky Brembo brakes.
Inside, you’ll find all manner of neat details, from untreated leather upholstery to Walnut Anthracite trim and optional matte-black aluminium shift paddles.