BMW introduced a quartet of special edition ALPINA vehicles this year at the Geneva Auto show in Switzerland. Aptly named the ‘Edition 50,’ these vehicles celebrate the 50th birthday of the ALPINA sub-brand, and bring some major performance increases to the table.
Equipped with the 4.4-liter V8 bi-turbo power plants, each iteration of the ALPINA offers horsepower numbers north of 600-hp, and more than 530-lb. ft. of torque. These numbers are good for a 0-60 time of around 4.2 seconds, no matter if you find yourself in the sedan, coupe, convertible or touring editions of the ALPINA. All of the performance bits, from the wheels to the exhaust, have been specifically developed to offer optimum weight saving and ensure the best possible driving experience.
At the rear of the ALPINA B5 and B6, you will find wider rear tires and quad exhaust ports, both of which help to give the vehicle a low and wide stance. Each striking visual component can be paired with your choice of ALPINA blue or green paint. ALPINA also integrated a locking rear differential to aid in traction when wheel spin is detected.
Once inside, a special ‘Heritage’ edition interior is offered, and consists of an array of tastefully integrated and unique options for the ALPINA 50 editions. One of the more visually striking elements is the green leather insert of the seats that is complemented with yellow stitching. The customization continues as ALPINA has incorporated ebony wood trim pieces on the dash and center console, even adorning them with ‘Edition 50’ badges and an autograph from Herr Bovensiepen, one of the chief designers for ALPINA.
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