Alpina teases new coupé with an image showing its front headlights, side skirts and Pirelli tyres.
The new Alpina B4 Gran Coupe will be revealed tomorrow, and Buchloe has previewed the car with an image on its social media pages.
Alpina wouldn’t reveal any further details, but the image shows the front headlights, side skirts and Pirelli tyres.
While the previous B4 was based on the two-door BMW 4 Series Coupe, its successor will take the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe as its basis.
Spy shots released last year showed an obviously uprated 4 Series Gran Coupe being tested on public roads, lending credence to earlier claims that Alpina’s next unveiling would be a four-door, rather than a traditional coupé.
The tip came from an unidentified source on the popular Bimmerpost forum who claimed to have access to future product plans “compiled from various leaks within the BMW organisation”.
According to the dates outlined, the new B4 will be introduced in March 2022 as BMW ushers in a new four-wheel-drive 430ix variant of the G26-generation 4 Series Gran Coupe.
It remains possible that a two-door version could follow shortly after.
Given the technical similarities between the previous-generation B4 and the current 3 Series-based B3, we already have a good idea of the new four-door’s make-up.
The B4 will no doubt share the B3’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre petrol straight six, sending 345kW and 700Nm to both axles through an eight-speed automatic transmission tuned for quick shifts and improved response.
A diesel version, badged the D4 Gran Coupe, will likely follow soon after.
Performance figures will be broadly comparable, too, given the 4 Series Gran Coupe and 3 Series are closely matched in size and weight, so expect a sub-4.0sec 0-100km/h time and a top speed approaching 300km/h.