Alpina will release its version of the BMW 8 Series Gran CoupeJune 28, 2019
The German company Alpina, which is working on upgrades to the serial models of the Bavarian BMW brand, plans to introduce its own version of the flagship 4-door coupe BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe. So far, project information is not available.
In its extensive M Performance catalog, BMW has already introduced many ways that the future owner of the 8-series Gran Coupe will be able to personalize the stylish, large sedan. There will be another way to make the replacement of the 6 Series Gran Coupe stand out from the crowd, as the German company Alpina has confirmed plans for a successor to its model B6.
In an interview with CNET Roadshow, Alpina CEO Andreas Bovensiepen said that the brand’s customers will expect the successor to the 6th Gran Coupe series, so the company will work on a new four-door coupe.
He further mentioned that the new product will be available not only for car enthusiasts in Europe. It is known that the car will go to the car market of the United States along with the recently updated B7 based on the updated 7 series.
Since the Gran Coupe will be in the flagship 8 Series family now, this probably means that Alpina will do the same with its B6 and B8 models, respectively. I note that this would not be the first B8, since this nickname was used in the 1990s for a series of models based on the 3 E36 series. Alpina made 221 copies of the B8, most of which were sedans in the form of a conventional coupe, station wagon and convertible.
The Roadshow edition also learned from what the atelier is thinking about working on an electrified BMW. However, this is not a priority at the moment, since Alpina’s boss noted that such a vehicle is unlikely to be released in the next three or four years. When the time comes for the electrified Alpina, it can be based on the plug-in hybrid 745e.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Alpina introduced the most powerful version of the BMW 7-Series.
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