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Tokyo Motor Show: Alpina B7 Long Wheelbase debut

Auto Shows | October 22nd, 2009 by 4
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While BMW and other manufacturers are skipping the Tokyo Motor Show this year, the automobile manufacturing company based in Buchloe, Alpina, is present and shows …

While BMW and other manufacturers are skipping the Tokyo Motor Show this year, the automobile manufacturing company based in Buchloe, Alpina, is present and shows off some of their latest models.

One of them is the Alpina B7 BiTurbo ….long wheelbase version, similar to the shorter B7 which debuted at Geneva Motor Show in March. Powered by a V8 4.4 liter twin-turbo engine, Alpina manages to squeeze out 507 horsepower and an impressive 516 lb-ft of torque. Official numbers show the Alpina B7 LWB running from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.

The speed limit has also been raised to 173 mph (280km/h). The B7 uses the automatic “SwitchTronic” gearbox, of course, rear-wheel-drive transmission. All of these should keep the B7 owners entertained on the german Autobahn.

Tokyo Motor Show: Alpina B7 Long Wheelbase debut

All that power and balance needs to be kept in place, so Alpina packs the B7 with 245 and 285 tires, and sitting on custom 21″ wheels branded now with the famous Alpina logo.

Inside, several upgrades are offered as well: sportier seats, larger steering wheel and plenty of Alpina branded elements.

No official pricing has been disclosed at this time, but let’s ignore that for a second and enjoy the photos below, courtesy of our friends over at Autoblog.

  • 740i

    wow !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355344571 Alexander Phillippe

    This is fantastic… and I’m not sure why so either. Maybe it’s the white color. Maybe it’s that subtle, what looks to be beige pin striping down the side. Maybe the extended size of the car gives it more elegance. Maybe I think it’s just because I’m biased towards the LWB version of the 7 series because I like the extra rear seating room it provides, and the elongated stance of the car. Whatever it is, I think it looks great in white. But the real question is, is it coming state side?

  • viper

    probably the bmws best product by far

  • :p

    Shoulnt 500hp take this car to 4.6 or less on 0-60. the 750LI runs at 5.0 seconds

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