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BMW ALPINA B4 Bi-Turbo Cabrio at Geneva Auto Show 2014

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March 12, 2014 AT 10:18 AM
The BMW specialists at Alpina know how to exploit a niche when they see one. With the BMW M4 still not technically official, it saw the need for a higher performance four-seat convertible than the 435i 'vert. Enter the new 2014 BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Cabrio that is debuting at the Geneva Motor Show. The European-exclusive model (insert sad face) takes BMW's 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged inline-6 and massages it up to 410 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque (insert happy face), which is less power but more twist than the M4 would give buyers. Alpina's tend to be built more as quick, luxurious grand tourers, and the B4 Bi-Turbo gets is no different with an adaptive sport suspension and an eight-speed automatic. Plus it wears the classic pinstripes and traditional 21-spoke wheels that are the brand's design hallmarks.