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The BMW 6 Series is marked by an elegant and dynamic design as well as
excellent aerodynamic properties. Alpina gives the new B6 Bi-Turbo a unique,
powerful appearance which elegantly underlines the sporty character of this
The exterior components that influence the
aerodynamic properties of the B6 Bi-Turbo are not just there for aesthetic
reasons - their design is subject primarily to functional premises and plays a
considerable role in achieving both the top speed and in reducing fuel
consumption. Take for example the front spoiler with the integrated carbon fiber
front splitter. It causes more air to flow over and around the vehicle,
simultaneously reducing the air masses which flow underneath by more than 10%.
This leads to a noticeable stabilization of the front-end at high speeds and
plays a role in reducing any tendencies to understeer. The front spoiler, in
conjunction with the rear spoiler, ensures that the B6 Bi-Turbo is very well
'tethered' overall. Uplift on the front axle is reduced by 14% and tends towards
a value of zero on the rear axle from a speed of 93 mph (150 km/h).
In addition to
an improvement in the CX values, these components also ensure the effective flow
of air to various cooler groups, such as the inter-coolers and engine cooling
system. One special detail: the high-performance brakes, with a diameter of
374mm front and 345mm rear, are additionally supplied with cooling air by a
specially constructed NACA air intake on the front underbody.
tailpipes, with a slightly elliptical shape in typical Alpina style, are
designed in titanium and carry small logos that make discreet reference to the
origins of the Alpina exhaust system made by Akrapovic. The rear valence, which
attractively and elegantly frames the outlet of the tailpipes, additionally
integrates the features of a diffuser.
Interior and Equipment
Blue Alpina instruments with high resolution information display with black
panel LCD technology. A sport steering wheel, hand-stitched in LAVALINA leather.
Blue illuminated entry sills with logo. Or the classic Alpina exotic wood
equipment in myrtle - an exclusive burl wood of the laurel family, which grows
only on the Pacific coast of the USA. These are just some of the elegant
features of the interior that point to the exclusive origins of the B6 Bi-Turbo
Cabrio - just for connoisseurs.
Naturally, no limits are set on the
personal predilections of customers. From the paintwork to the interior trims to
the color of the upholstery - everything offered by the extensive BMW and Alpina
equipment range is available. Seldom does a BMW Alpina leave Buchloe without
making use of the virtually limitless personalization options offered by the
Alpina Manufaktur. Our philosophy dictates that the customer can design his or
her own individual interior - made by skilled craftsmen in our leather workshop.
The B6 Bi-Turbo Convertible features an extensive range of standard
equipment, including leather upholstery, fully adjustable comfort seats with
heating system, navigation system with preparation for Bluetooth mobile phone,
USB audio interface, Xenon lights and LED fog lights.
BMW Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo Convertible: Review (2/2)