Alpina B7, one of our favorite cars here at BMWBLOG, has been spotted again in Munich by our friend Christian Wimmer. While there is nothing really new to report about the B7, we believe you might enjoy some new real life photos.
As a quick reminder, the Alpina B7 is based on the new F01 7 Series and it 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. Alpina B7 is a rear-wheel drive vehicle and it uses the automatic “SwitchTronic” gearbox.
Alpina remaps the ECU and adds a wide range of extra coolers to keep the engine, intercoolers, hydraulics and transmission in check.
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.
Official testing show that the B7 runs from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds and it is electronically limited at 174 mph (280km/h).
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).
But if you have the money to buy one, the fuel consumption shouldn’t be an issue, right?
[Photos courtesy of Christian Wimmer at CWPhotography ]