The updates correspond with those BMW is planning for the mid-cycle update of its own 2016 6-Series range and looks to consist of just minor tweaks such as a revised lights and bumpers. We’re also expecting some changes in the cabin, with the updated 6-Series, including this Alpina B6 Gran Coupe, likely to adopt BMW’s touchpad interface.
It’s not clear if any changes are planned for the powertrain; the 2015 Alpina B6 Gran Coupe features a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 good for 540 horsepower and 540 pound-feet of torque. When paired with xDrive all-wheel drive, the engine will rocket the car from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 198 mph.
Look for a debut of the 2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe in the first half of 2015. Its arrival will coincide with the mid-cycle update for the full 6-Series range—we’ve also got spy shots of prototypes for updated versions of the 6-Series coupe, M6 coupe and the 6-Series Gran Coupe.