Car reviews - Alpina - B4 - S
Alpina expertly mixes exclusivity with performance and luxury in B4 S Coupe
22 Oct 2018
ALPINA Automobiles has a rich history as an automotive brand, whether you’ve heard of it or not. Founded by Burkard Bovensiepen in 1965, the German company has plied its craft developing and selling high-performance versions of BMW models, albeit with an extra touch of luxury.
Fast forward to November 2016 and Alpina Automobiles officially entered the Australian market for the first time with its B3 and B4 models, which are derived from the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series respectively. Another eleven months down the road and sportier S versions of the B3 and B4 touched down, which have since replaced the non-S variants.
To assess how well Alpina Automobiles balances performance with luxury, we put the B4 S Coupe through its paces. But does its close positioning to the BMW M4 Competition Coupe hurt its appeal, or is it a case of a BMW 440i Coupe done better? Read on to find out.
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Model release date: 1 October 2017
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