Following an announcement on Monday, Alpina dropped the wraps on the all-new B7 for the ones saddened by BMW’s plans to not produce an M7.
The flagship sports sedan underscores Alpina’s popular crafting highlighted by smooth operation and face-peeling torque. Under the hood is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that puts out a staggering 600hp and 800Nm of torque. For the B7, Alpina reworked the turbocharger system and gave it larger-diameter impellers, specific intercoolers, and new engine management software.
The sports sedan hits a top speed of 329kph which is up by 17kph from the previous 312-kph B7
Peak torque for the new B7 comes on between 2,000RPM and 5,000RPM, which according to Alpina will be noticed by the drivers. The sports sedan hits the wall at 329kph which is up by 17kph from the previous 312-kph B7. The B7 puts 100kph on the speedo in 3.5 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds faster than the outgoing B7. Mind you, this is a sedan and those figures are mighty impressive.
The eight-speed transmission has also been tweaked to have shorter gear ratios with a final drive of 7.81:1. Alpina says that this should be relaxing for the drivers to cruise at low speeds. However, the transmission is still capable of flicking off shifts with authority when the driver needs an urgent throttle response. Apart from that, the German tuner also beefed up the torque converter with a lock-up clutch and planetary gear to handle the extra torque.
With the new Alpina sports exhaust system, the car is blessed with reduced back pressure, lowering the car’s final weight and including active valves so drivers can control the sound that the car emits. The new suspension set up comes with numerous BMW features such as air springs, adjustable adaptive dampers and Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview.
Under the Alpina B7's hood is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that puts out a staggering 600hp and 800Nm of torque.
Alongside the aforementioned performance tweaks, Alpina has not left out on creature comforts for the B7’s passengers. Occupants are treated to a comfort-packed cabin with Nappa leather and opulent interiors. The latest infotainment and digital improvements made to the regular 7-Series translate to the B7.
It comes with a new digital cluster with revised speedometer and tachometer. The steering wheel is covered with Lavalina leather and blue and green stitching.
A comprehensive safety package on the B7 comes with a forward-collision warning system, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-departure warnings, blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alerts as standard.