/Official: 2013 BMW Alpina B7

Official: 2013 BMW Alpina B7

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A few weeks after unveiling of the new-look BMW 7 Series, Alpina too released their own version of the car. The 2013 Alpina B7 is BMW’s rival for the likes of Mercedes S63 and Audi S8, until they come up with an M7. The new B7 super saloon offers 540 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque, which will enable this luxury cruiser to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

As for the top speed, the Alpina-tuned 7-Series is capable of 94 mph (drag-limited, 193 mph with xDrive), up from the previous 175 mph, which is pretty impressive, especially as all the German rivals are limited to 155. The B7 benefits from BMW’s Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology and a new ALPINA 8- speed high performance transmission.

As with every Alpina car, it’s the unique details that are the most interesting parts. The B7 comes with an aero kit featuring front and rear spoilers, complementing the new 7er’s revised styling with new kidney grilles, updated Xenon Adaptive headlights, LED front fog lights, and updated tail lights. The car is instantly recognizable as an Alpina thanks to the 21″ ALPINA Classic 20-spoke wheels and the exclusive Blue Metallic paint.

In terms of features, the B7 comes with ceramic secondary controls, engine Automatic Start-Stop, and the Active protection system. Optionally, the B7 Sedan will offer Full LED Headlights, Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound System, new exterior colors and interior upholstery choices.

Price-wise, the cheapest B7 with standard wheelbase costs $127,600. That rises to $130,600 fro the one with xDrive, $131,500 for the long wheelbase version, and $134,500 for the LWB with xDrive.

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