There was something at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show that felt and looked so special you almost felt as if it was there to visit rather than be put on display.
It’s something the Germans call the Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo Coupe, which is basically one of the best tuning options you have for the BMW 6 Series.
The prominent looks of the BMW 6 Series shine through from underneath but Alpina’s new body kit and the rather large multi-spoke wheels they’re keen on fitting make the B6 instantly recognizable.
Other than those wheels and the subtle yet aerodynamics enhancing body kit Alpina only fits the B6 Bi-Turbo Coupe with a rear wing.
That might sound discouraging to most people. It’s unfair, just because every NFS fan out there wants to have one on his car doesn’t mean that all the rest are rubbish because of that.
Moving on to more pleasant things, the long and shapely bonnet houses a twin-turbocharged all aluminium V8 engine which gets quite a few changes going on.
The result of all that fiddling comes in at 540 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. That’s nearly as much power as the factory developed M6.
Not too shabby really, if you want a six series that puts looks above the aggression and performance of the M6, the Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo is certainly an option.
Especially since, unlike the M6, the Alpina B6-Bi-Turbo Coupe is already available on the market and the Convertible shared a stand with in Geneva as well.