Following a smokey teaser video last month, Alpina has now unveiled the new B7 Bi-Turbo super-sedan, based on the new BMW 7 Series.
As suspected, the 2017 Alpina B7 is based on the BMW 750i and its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. Outputs have been boosted to an impressive 447kW of power and 800Nm of torque. This makes it more potent than the BMW M5 (423kW/680Nm).
As a result of the colossal power, acceleration from 0-100km/h is taken care of in just 3.7 seconds, making it one of the very quickest large luxury sedans in the world. It also offers a top speed of 310km/h. This is also quicker than the M5 (4.2 seconds).
Part of this incredible performance is thanks to an all-wheel drive system underneath, matched to a ZF 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission. Even so, average fuel consumption is rated at 10.4L/100km, which seems very respectable for a large all-wheel drive sedan that weighs 2110kg (unladen).
Sticking to tradition, Alpina has given the 7 Series a subtle yet distinctive styling makeover. Alpina calls it a blend of “athletic flair and elegance”, featuring a unique bodykit with extensions for the front and rear, side skirts, and a svelte rear lip spoiler.
There’s also 20-inch Alpina Classic alloy wheels, or optional 21-inch forged items. These hide four-piston front calipers that clamp 395mm discs and 370mm discs on the back. It’s all suspended by a 2-axle air suspension system with Dynamic Damper Control and Active Comfort Drive, along with Road Preview technology and Active Roll Stabilisation.
Inside, it’s a similar theme. Alpina has fitted its own unique gauge cluster for the driver, in dark blue, as well as created a bespoke steering wheel and centre console. Alpina offers exquisite Lavalina leathers and Myrtle Luxury wood trimmings for added class.
The new Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo is available in selected markets now as a brand-new vehicle. As previously reported, BMW Australia is considering introducing the brand locally but is yet to make a final decision. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.