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In many ways Alpina is to BMW as AMG is to Mercedes-Benz, and it looks like the B6 Bi-Turbo Cabriolet may gave some of AMG’s finest a run for their money. The sporty convertible BMW features a 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 power plant with 507-hp and a neck-bending 516 lb-ft of torque. This gives the B6 an impressive 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 193-mph. Best of all, the convertible can still get 21.6-mpg – not too shabby.
The B6 Bi-Turbo is a huge improvement over the factory BMW 650i, which features a 4.4L turbocharged V8 with 407-hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the extra performance, Alpina also outfits the B6 with some carbon fiber styling pieces, Alpina’s trademark wheels, a front lip and rear spoiler. The interior also receives plenty of luxurious, bespoke upgrades.
Alpina also announced that the convertible model will shortly be followed up with a standard coupe version.
GALLERY: Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo
The ADAC GT Masters now has their own bizarre racing accident to show off after an Alpina BMW B6 race car decided to crash over the tire barrier, jettisoning it towards a porta-potty and ironically enough, a BMW sign. And of course, this occurred at the famed Nürburgring raceway where it has truly lived up to its “The Green Hell” nickname.
The unfortunate victim was driver Alex Plenagl who was piloting the Alpina B6 GT at the beginning of the fourth round of the ADAC Masters championship. Fortunately no one was injured in the accident and Plenagl was able to walk away with any serious injuries. We could only imagine what sort of experience would have been in store had someone been in the porta-potty. Oh, and let’s be grateful no poor photographers were standing in that area trying to do their job, that would have been pretty tragic.
Check out the video after the break.