BMW ALPINA B4 BITURBO

Time for an ALPINA

In 1965 Burkard Bovensiepen founded ALPINA. A company passionately committed to the development and production of exceptional automobiles. Automobiles for connoisseurs seeking superior driving performance, luxurious interiors and a discreetly sporty exterior design. Elegant understatement has always characterised ALPINA products, a philosophy that remains unchanged to this day. For over 50 years, ALPINA has been a small antithesis to the automotive mass market. Many sensational BMW ALPINA automobiles, both on the road and on the racetrack, can be categorised as automotive milestones. ALPINA looks back on a long tradition of exclusive, limited edition models manufactured in very low numbers, all which represent something extraordinary to this day. Without exception, these automobiles are highly sought after amongst collectors, enthusiasts and sport drivers all over the world. Continuing this tradition, the EDITION 99 was created based on the latest BMW ALPINA B4 S Bi-Turbo models. Strictly limited to 99 units, this limited edition is available both in Convertible and Coupé versions, the latter also being offered with all-wheel drive.

Exterior Design

Typical ALPINA, yet wonderfully different. The EDITION 99 is instantly recognisable by its progressive, dynamic appearance and exclusive design features. In combination with exclusive exterior paintwork options such as Grigio Medio and Fire Orange, Black high-gloss trim elements create distinct, modern design accents. ALPINA CLASSIC 20” forged wheels finished in Ferric Grey underline the sporty aesthetics of the EDITION 99 impressively. Upon request, two exclusive ALPINA Deco-Set options in Black matt or Blue matt provide a subtle contrast to the exterior paintworks, offering a nuanced, independent exterior design.

Trends and tradition. The EDITION 99 is available in five selected exterior paintworks. In addition to classic ALPINA Blue, the striking colours Grigio Medio and Fire Orange make are sure to make a statement. In addition, Sapphire Black and Mineral White are also available. In combination with the Black high-gloss trim elements, as well as the optional Deco-Set in Black matt or Blue matt, these paintwork options provide plenty of scope for personalising your very own design while simultaneously preserving the edition character.

Unconventional in appearance. Based on the design of successful historic BMW ALPINA racing cars of the 70s, it is possible to combine the exterior paintwork Fire Orange with a Heritage Design option. Hereby selected body panels are finished in Anthracite automotive wrap to create a standalone two-tone colour design, supplemented by Ferric Grey 20” ALPINA CLASSIC wheels.

Interior Design

Small details, great pleasure. Exclusive equipment, finest craftsmanship and high-quality details characterize the EDITION 99 interior. As an alternative to the elegant ALPINA piano black with EDITION 99 insignia either Alcantara Anthracite or Carbon Leather interior trim are optionally available. A striking EDITION 99 feature are all new SWITCH-TRONIC shift paddles in Black matt, machined from a solid block of aluminium. Thanks to their ergonomic shape, they can be operated over a wide range of “hands on steering wheel positions”. The hand finished ALPINA LAVALINA sport leather steering wheel features stitching to match the exterior paintwork. All floor mats and the boot mat are hand finished with leather edging in Black. Both the engine and the passenger compartment feature brushed stainless steel production plaques with limited edition numbering.

Craftsmanship on board. Focussed and purposeful – the Coupé features electrically adjustable sport half-shell seats offering superior lateral support. The exclusive upholstery design combines leather Merino Black seat outers with Alcantara Anthracite seat centers for maximum seating comfort. Luxurious and elegant – the Convertible comes with extended leather Merino upholstery in Black, Gold Brown, Cahsmere Beige, Nutmeg or Opal White and including Black leather instrument panel and door panels as standard. Additionally the seat side panels and seatbacks are also hand finished in leather Merino resulting in a very lavish interior.


Chassis & Suspension

Keeping in character. Thanks to finely honed adaptive suspension system the Convertible convinces with a subtle mix of sporting genes, ride comfort and finely balanced handling for delightful driving experiences. In comparison, the Coupé features a substantially revised ALPINA Sport Plus Suspension for pronounced agility and driving dynamics. Body reinforcements both at the front and rear increase torsional stiffness significantly for direct chassis response and feedback. Auxiliary springs, bushings, stabilisers and connecting links with increased spring rates further push the dynamic envelope and reduce body roll. Handling precision and turn-in are improved markedly while maintaining neutral, well balanced self-steering properties. Accompanying these measures is a revised programming of the electronically adjustable damper software. The result? Pure driving pleasure!


Drivetrain

Class leading. Extraordinary driving performance thanks to state-of-the-art 3.0 litre straight-six cylinder Bi-Turbo engine with direct injection. In combination with the lightweight titanium exhaust system developed exclusively for the EDITION 99 in cooperation with Akrapovic, the engine produces 332 kW (452 hp) and a class leasing torque of 660 Nm. The exceptionally high torque is available over a very wide plateau from 3000 to 4500 rpm. The drivetrain impresses with phenomenal “midrange pulling power”, meaning performance is playfully available at all times – a central characteristic of the ALPINA typical driving experience. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 - 4.3 * seconds the EDITION 99 models have a top speed of 303 - 306 * km/h. Fuel consumption combined: 9.2 – 9.1 l/100km and 209 – 207 g/km CO2**. Technology, aesthetics and emotions. Made entirely of titanium, the exhaust system achieves a weight saving of 7 kg and delivers a thoroughbred, sonorous soundtrack. The hand-welded double-ended tailpipes have a beautiful matt titanium surface finish.

* Coupé 4,2 s / 306 km/h; Coupé All-Wheel Drive 3,9 s / 303 km/h; Convertible 4,3 s / 304 km/h.
** Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions measured according to currently valid Regulation (EC) 715/2007. The disclosed fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and converted to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for comparison purposes.

Spoiled for choice. The high power output of the EDITION 99 models is transmitted to the rear axle by means of a ZF 8-Speed Sport Automatic transmission with ALPINA SWITCH-TRONIC, which caters to both relaxed and comfortable or pronounced dynamic driving styles. The Coupé is also available with all-wheel drive (left-hand drive only) - this distributes output smoothly and fully variable in milliseconds between the front and rear axles for increased traction and performance.

Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive can be optionally combined with a limited slip differential. The mechanical, torque-sensing differential, which is handmade in motorsport quality, improves traction for exampling when cornering dynamically by inhibiting wheel spin through the distribution of torque to the wheel with the highest grip. Overall, the limited slip differential leads to a significant and perceptible increase in driving dynamics, much to the delight of particularly sporty drivers.

* Coupé 4,2 s / 306 km/h; Coupé All-Wheel Drive 3,9 s / 303 km/h; Convertible 4,3 s / 304 km/h.



BMW ALPINA B4 S BITURBO EDITION 99CoupéConvertible
Fuel consumption, combined:9,2 l/100km9,1 l/100km
CO2 emissions combined:209 g/km207 g/km
CO2 efficiency category:EE


Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to the applicable EU Directive VO (EU) 715/2007.


BMW ALPINA B4 S BITURBO EDITION 99Convertible
Fuel consumption, combined:9,1 l/100km
CO2 emissions combined:207 g/km
CO2 efficiency category:E

The disclosed fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and converted to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for comparison purposes. Depending on your country, vehicle related taxes or other duties may be based on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data which differs from that shown here.

Further information on specific fuel consumption and specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is given in „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” which can be obtained free of charge at all points of sale and from the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Helmut-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen.

Efficiency-Class

Determined on the basis of the measured CO2 emissions taking into account the mass of the vehicle.