Words: Rohan Patil
The Alpina-prepared BMW 4-Series Coupe has been caught on test ahead of its next year’s official reveal. As can be seen in the pics, the car is seen wearing minimal camouflauge. Both the front and reaar bumpers have been covered.
Just like in previous spy shots, the car is hiding its identity under the body of the regular 4-Series Coupe but with the traditional Alpina multi-spoke alloys, blue brake calipers and a quad exhaust system, any BMW enthusiast cam identify the Alpina.
The 4- Series Alpina Coupe delivers 410 HP (301 kW) of max power and 598 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque from the 3.0 litre straight six engine which is fed by a bi-turbo. Power is up from the stock 435i’s 302 HP of max power and 400 Nm of torque.
Though Alpina is being tight lipped, there are chances that they will offer this car in both rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The Alpina B4 will also get the standard treatment all Alpina models get, including an aerodynamic body kit, wheels and suspension.
The 2014 Alpina B4 Coupe will reportedly be unveiled next March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Chances are it will be offered with an all-wheel drive arrangement and should be able to hit a top speed of more than 186 mph (300 km/h).