Speed Unleashed: ALPINA B8’s Autobahn Adventure

In luxury sedans, the ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe is a captivating alternative to BMW’s M8. With its alluring design, potent performance, and advanced technology, this sleek four-door checks all the boxes. Boasting the old iDrive system, the B8 maintains a balance by incorporating conventional controls on the dashboard, offering a welcome contrast to the trend of screen-centric interfaces.

A recent Autobahn excursion in Germany showcased the ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe’s remarkable speed capabilities. Despite its claimed top speed of 201 mph (324 km/h), the stylish sedan effortlessly reached an impressive 192 mph (309 km/h). Beyond its speed, the B8 Gran Coupe is a grand tourer designed for extended journeys in opulent comfort. Compared to the bold BMW M8, its understated aesthetics make it an ideal choice for those seeking a blend of performance and sophistication.

Enthusiasts looking to acquire the M8 or B8 may want to act promptly as rumours swirl about the impending discontinuation of the entire 8 Series lineup. Speculations suggest various models, including the Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe, bidding farewell by late 2025 and mid-2026. 

Peering into the future, there’s talk of the 8 Series making a comeback by the end of the decade, possibly as an electric-only Gran Coupe on the Neue Klasse platform. However, these prospects remain unconfirmed, urging enthusiasts to approach such reports cautiously.

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