Alpina B4 Gran Coupe Now In Japan, Sold In Very Limited Amounts

Alpina has delivered a new B4 Gran Coupe this year, otherwise known as the unofficial BMW M4 Gran Coupe. For Japan, however, the model has just been announced – and not everyone with the intention and capacity to buy an Alpina will be able to go home with an Alpina.

That’s because Alpina importer Nicole Automobiles commissioned just four examples of the bespoke B4 Gran Coupe for the Japanese market. Each model has been specified with a specific set of 20 spoke wheels – a classic from the Alpina brand which is now owned by BMW. These rims complement two colors only available for the Japanese market: Fire Orange and Frozen Black Metallic.

There are two examples of the Fire Orange B4 Gran Coupe. One comes with a set of Alpina Classic gold multi-spoke wheels and has a steering wheel on the left side of the vehicle. The other comes with a 20-inch black set and is the typical right-hand drive model.

The more refined Frozen Black Metallic model comes in a similar arrangement, although the black classic wheels are replaced with anthracite sets.

All four Japanese-exclusive Alpina B4 Gran Coupe units share the same specifications, including full Merino black leather seats, Velor floor and trunk mats, Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, black wood trim, and a bevy of Alpina-branded elements.

Also common among the four high-powered models is a 3.0-liter straight-six engine that produces 495 horsepower (364 kilowatts) and 538 pound-feet (729 Newton-meters) of torque. These numbers are channeled to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. With these numbers, the B4 Gran Coupe can accelerate from rest to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.7 seconds. Top speed is rated at 187 mph (301 km/h).

The four Alpina B4 Gran Coupe units are on display at various BMW and Alpina dealerships in the Land of the Rising Sun. With only four units on offer, Nicole Automobiles will select the buyer by lottery.

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