2013 Alpina BMW B7
For whatever reason BMW does not make an M version of the 7-Series. don’t despair though, as help is at hand from Alpina.
Meet the new BMW Alpina B7. It is based on the 2013 version of the 7er, with improvements including more power, more performance, and more efficiency. The new B7 features 40 additional horsepower (now rated 540 hp) and 22 lb-ft more torque (up to 538 from 516 lb-ft) thanks to the addition of BMW’s Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology and a new Alpina 8-speed high performance transmission. Top speed is now a fierce 194 mph (drag-limited, 193 mph with xDrive), up from the previous 175 mph. Acceleration drops into the low-mid-4-second range for all variants (4.3-4.4 seconds).
Prices for the B7 starts at $128,495, which compared to Mercedes S63 sounds like a bargain! This car is also much cooler than the S-Class.
Alpina press release:
Each variant of the updated Alpina BMW B7 (including Standard Wheelbase, Long Wheelbase, sDrive, and xDrive) will arrive with over 30 new parts which enhance the design and frontal aerodynamics to more effectively channel the cooling air required to manage the increased power output. New BMW kidney grilles, updated Xenon Adaptive headlights, LED front fog lights, and updated tail lights are also included. Other now-standard features will include 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 in-line with the 7-Series update. Renewed BMW individual color and trim offerings complete the package. The appearance remains unmistakable on signature 21″ Alpina Classic 20-spoke wheels and stunning Alpina Blue Metallic paint.
The Alpina BMW B7 is available as a special order vehicle with capacity-limited production underscoring its exclusivity. The B7′s body is manufactured in the BMW 7-Series factory (Plant Dingolfing) and hand-finished with the remaining Alpina components at the Alpina factory in Buchloe, Germany. This production sequence increases the production schedule by approximately two weeks. European Delivery at the BMW Welt delivery center is available for the Alpina BMW B7.
BMW updated the second generation of the successful Alpina BMW B7 super-high performance luxury sedan with more performance, fresh design features, and improved efficiency. The new B7 made its North American debut at the historic 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Pricing are $128,495 (B7 Standard Wheelbase), $131,495 (B7 SWB with xDrive), $132,395 (B7 Long Wheelbase), and $135,395 (B7 LWB with xDrive) including $895 destination and handling.
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