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BMW M6 Gran Coupe Faces Alpina B6 Face on Head 2 Head

Same, but different

Erick Ayapana
Dec 15, 2016

The latest episode of "Head 2 Head" is a battle of Gran Coupes: the BMW M6 and the Alpina B6. These two may look the same from the outside, but hosts Jonny Lieberman and Jason Cammisa identify many differences and, of course, pick a winner at the end.

The show starts off with Cammisa's culinary class about pizza and spaghetti to demonstrate how similar ingredients can yield very different results.

2018 BMW M6
$119,800 Base Model (MSRP) 14/20 MPG Fuel Economy

Same goes for the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Alpina B6 Gran Coupe. Both have eight-cylinder engines with two turbos, but the BMW uses twin-scroll units versus single-scroll turbines in the Alpina. The BMW has a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox sending power to the rear wheels, and the Alpina relies on a conventional eight-speed auto, along with the advantage of all-wheel-drive grip.

The hosts begin the comparison in the M6, critiquing everything from the craftsmanship, exhaust note, and handling. And before they do the same for the B6, the hosts drag race both cars, resulting in a contest that was far from close.

Next up, Randy Pobst laps both cars around the track with the two hosts riding along in the back. Pobst is somewhat surprised by the Alpina, comparing its smoothness to a 747, which is a sharp contrast to the frenetic (but quick) BMW. There wasn't much of an argument when it came time to pick a winner, so watch the video and comment below to let us know if you agree with the results.

By Erick Ayapana
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