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Geneva Motor Show: Alpina B7

7-series | March 3rd, 2009 by 4
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Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to the Geneva Motor Show this year, but that doesn’t mean we won’t give you a full coverage here. The …

Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to the Geneva Motor Show this year, but that doesn’t mean we won’t give you a full coverage here. The Alpina B7 Biturbo has been unveiled today in Geneva. Already on the fourth generation, Alpina B7 is better than ever.

From the enhanced aggressive look to all the changes that took place underneath the hood, the B7 is positioning itself as the ultimate sports sedan. The new B7 is powered by a V8 4.4 liter twin-turbo engine outputting 505 horsepower and an impressive 517 lb-ft (700Nm) reached at 4,750 rpm.

Geneva Motor Show: Alpina B7

It runs from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds, compared to the regular 750Li which stops the clock at 5.3 seconds. Alpina B7 is electronically limited at 174 mph (280km/h). The B7 uses the automatic “SwitchTronic” gearbox, of course, rear-wheel-drive transmission.

As expected, the fuel economy is not too great on the B7, official estimates place it at 13MPG (17 liter/100km) city driving, 27MPG (8.6 liter/100km) highway and combined at 20MPG (12 liter/100mk).

The Alpina B7 weighs 4,312 lb (1,960 kg), still lighter than the 750i or Li production models and it sits on some beautiful Alpina-style 21 inch wheels. All that power and balance needs to be kept in place, so Alpina packs the B7 with 245 and 285 tires.

As expected, the interior design sufffered minor modifications, in line with Alpina’s design ideas. No pricing has been announced yet, but do expect the B7 to be over $100,000.

[Source: Autoblog.nl and LeftLaneNews]

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  • bmw fan

    The Alpina B7 is a massive improvement over the standard F01.

  • http://www.4ringblog.com Gragop

    I actually like this a lot, even in the Alpina Blue.

  • Mauro Corti

    I do like it, it’s the only alpina model i like. Very nice color and wheels!!

    1900+ Kg… omg…

  • Nick

    Pretty car, it’s just a shame that it is the only model we get over here. I’d love to see an Alpina 5 series to position between the 550i and M5.

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