BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé review

Category: Performance car

Section: Costs & verdict

BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 front cornering
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 right tracking
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 front cornering
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 rear right tracking
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 front right static
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 rear lights detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 front detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior driver display
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 boot open
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 front cornering
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 right tracking
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 front cornering
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 rear right tracking
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 front right static
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 rear lights detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 front detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior driver display
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 interior detail
  • BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé 2022 boot open

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

There are few logical reasons to buy a six-figure, 200mph four-door coupé like the Alpina B8 Gran Coupé, but ​​you know that already, don’t you? Ultimately, this is a car you buy with your heart, not your head, but let’s investigate the costs anyway...

If you’re weighing up your options, you can buy an Audi RS7 Sportback, BMW M8 Gran Coupé or Mercedes-AMG E63 for quite a bit less, but compared with the cost of a Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid or Bentley Flying Spur, the low-volume B8 looks competitively priced. 

Overview

The Alpina B8 strikes a more convincing compromise between everyday usability and staggering performance than the M Division’s own M8 Gran Coupe. It’s Alpina at its very best.

  • Effortlessly quick
  • An impressive blend of performance and comfort
  • A beautifully finished interior with superb infotainment
  • Fractionally more expensive than a BMW M8 Gran Coupé
  • Exhaust could sound fruitier
  • An M8 delivers sharper handling