Alpina unveils 507-hp B6 Biturbo Convertible
Posted Sep 14th 2011 3:58AM
Nice as it may be, the BMW 6 Series convertible doesn't really make our heart beat any faster. It's a soft, plush open-top tourer, and though the 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 underhood certainly doesn't skimp on the power, it doesn't really make for an enthusiastic driving experience.
Enter Alpina, the BMW tuning house that has createdthe 7 Series-based B7, not to mention creations like the B5 abroad. Like the rest of its work, the appropriately named B6 Biturbo Cabriolet adds more power to the 650i engine – 507 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, compared to 400 hp and 450 lb-ft in the standard car. What's more, the suspension geometry gets tweaked slightly, and the car features new styling touches like a more aggressive front fascia, Alpina's iconic blue paint, and – of course – the tuner's signature 20-spoke wheels.
Nice, yes, but we think we'll stick to the B5 wagon that bowed in Geneva back in March. Still, see the B6 for yourself in our attached high-res image gallery.
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Image Credit: Copyright 2011 Noah Joseph / AOL