Much to the delight of BMW M fans who never got an M7, Alpina revealed their own high-performance 7 Series variant in form of the 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive. The car is sort of an all-in-one luxury performance saloon with a lot of style and a huge turn of speed.
The heart of BMW Alpina B7 is the familiar 4.4 liter 8-cylinder bi-turbo engine used in BMW M products, tuned by Alpina to 600 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. It gives the car a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph which is one the par with most serious super sedans in the market. Among the highlights of the engine there are Alpina air intake system, indirect intercooler system, NGK spark plugs, and stainless steel Alpina sport exhaust system.
BMW Alpina B7 xDrive is also a work of art in terms of dynamics. A lot of work has gone into retuning the 7 Series chassis and suspension for top handling. The package features four-wheel-drive, 2-axle air suspension, Dynamic Damper Control and Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview, Active Roll Stabilization Integral Active Steering system, and Electronic Damper Control. The car also comes with 20-spoke ALPINA CLASSIC and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires as well as blue painted 4-piston fixed calipers on the front axle.
But regardless of all the technical stuff, the main reason for buying the BMW Alpina B7 is the way it looks. The car features all the lovely, yummy Alpina design features we all know and love, and they all fit the 7er really well. You get a subtle aero kit, Alpina wheels and stripes, two elliptical twin tailpipes, and exclusive Alpina colors including metallic blue and green. The same goes for the classically beautiful interior where you find Nappa leather and ceramic inserts.