BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe Owner’s Guide

If the other vehicles in the BMW 6 Series don’t have enough power for you the BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe will. But this 600-horsepower machine isn’t just about sheer speed. The BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe model stands out for its customization and exclusivity.

BMW designed the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe with extremely discerning drivers in mind. Many have noted that this sporty, four-door coupe offers even more exclusivity than the M models. Owning a BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe in Austin will definitely turn heads from the Hill Country to East Riverside Corridor.

The BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe Model Essentials

Few cars have the ability to please so many people. Speed freaks will be drawn to the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe for the speedometer alone. Luxury car drivers will appreciate the ability to personalize the car with the finest materials. And those who prefer sporty styling gravitate to the BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe’s sleek exterior.

Performance and Pricing

The BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe’s performance can be largely summed up in a single word – acceleration. It has a specialty-built beastly V8 engine with not one but two turbochargers that are capable of sending the Alpina B6 down the road at speeds up to 200 MPH. Even under that extreme speed drivers can feel confident they’re under control thanks to superior traction to all four wheels, adaptive suspension and oversized Alpina brake rotors.

Other noteworthy performance features of the new BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe include:

  • Up to 600 horsepower
  • 0-to-60 in as little as 3.6 seconds (xDrive convertible)
  • Up to 590 lb-ft torque
  • Top speed 200 MPH
  • All-wheel xDrive system
  • Active roll stabilization
  • Auto start-stop feature
  • Electro-hydraulic brakes
  • Alpina brake rotors
  • Integral Active Steering
  • 8 speed automatic transmission with Alpina Switch-Tronic software
  • Adaptive drive with Alpina control software
  • Driving Dynamic Controls with sport mode
  • Adaptive Alpina Sport suspension
  • Electronically controlled engine cooling
  • Dynamic Damper Control with Alpina software
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dynamic Brake Control
  • Hill descent control
  • Park Distance Control in front and rear
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Servotronic power steering assist
  • Rearview camera
  • Alpina stainless steel exhaust system

When you get the best of the best from BMW it’s not going to come cheap. A brand new Alpina B6 Gran Coupe starts at $122,500. For that mortgage-like price tag you’ll have free reign to customize your Alpina B6 almost any way you want.


If the performance can be summed up with acceleration, then the word that best describes the BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe’s interior is lavish. Starting with the control system drivers will find that the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is outfitted to make every ride more enjoyable. BMW Concierge is onboard to help you find whatever you need. And the new iDrive system also comes included so you can connect even easier.

There’s no denying the interior is beautifully appointed and time went into crafting a cabin you want to stay in. Fine details like hand stitching on the steering wheel are just as impressive as the decadent multi-contour seats that can be adjust vertically, horizontally and at an angle. But no matter how luxurious BMW makes the interior you can’t escape the fact that the gran coupe design creates less space in the backseat.

Tech Components

Today, vehicles are becoming more and more technologically advanced well beyond what goes under the hood. Anyone who’s shelling out six figures for a BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe can rest assured tech components don’t get any better.  And with built-in Wi-Fi there’s endless entertainment at your disposal.

The new BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe model includes tech features like:

  • Wireless device charging pockets
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • iDrive 5.0 technology interface system
  • Intuitive navigation system with a 10.2” high resolution display
  • Harmon Kardon Sound Audio System with 16 speakers
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 1-year subscription
  • Enhanced Bluetooth with Mobile Office
  • Enhanced USB
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • 20-way, multi-contour power front seats with lumbar support
  • Tilting glass moonroof
  • Soft close automatic doors
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Automatic 4-zone climate control
  • Anti-theft alarm and audio system
  • Real time traffic information
  • Freezing temperature alarm
  • Read and front park distance controls

Common BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe Maintenance in Austin

Getting a BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe spun up takes next to no maintenance, but keeping it that way requires upkeep. You’ll want to get regular inspections, but for the most part maintenance is fairly straightforward. In addition to expert inspections, common BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe maintenance includes:

  • Oil changes
  • Differential/gear oil replacement
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Air condition tuning
  • Battery replacement

Fortunately, you can save a little cash since the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe needs very little maintenance in the first 2-3 years. Just don’t forget to fill the tank with premium unleaded fuel.

BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe Repair in Austin

The BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe has received top rating from J.D. Power, which means owners experience next to no issues in the first 90 days of ownership. But life has a way of putting obstacles like potholes and animals in our way. How you handle your Alpina B6 can also lead to repair needs.

The most common BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe repairs in Austin include:

  • Sensor failures
  • Electronic failures
  • Air conditioning problems

With a car as expensive and meticulously crafted as the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe you can’t take chances by going to just any mechanic. But the idea of paying a premium at the BMW dealership isn’t ideal as well. German Auto Center is the perfect solution when you need BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe service in Austin. We’re a Bosch-authorized service center that’s been servicing, repairing and upgrading BMWs since 1979. It’s dealership level work without the added expense.

Give German Auto Center a call to let us know how we can help or to schedule a time to bring your BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe by the shop.