New BMW ALPINA B7 will launch in March at Geneva show, April in New York

7-series | January 26th, 2016 by 13
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The new BMW ALPINA B7 will arrive in March at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Following the world debut will be the North American introduction …

The new BMW ALPINA B7 will arrive in March at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Following the world debut will be the North American introduction at the New York Auto Show in April.

Like the last-generation ALPINA B7, the new model will likely be powered by a modified version of the BMW 750i sedan’s twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine. The current twin-turbo 4.4-liter engine makes 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque and it’s expected that the B7 engine will be boosted to 600 horsepower and 501 lb-ft of torque.

The 2016 BMW 750i xDrive heaves itself from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds with merely 445 hp, so it’s all but certain the new B7 will knock that number down below 4 seconds.

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ALPINA’s new B7 Biturbo will be offered with a short or long wheelbase, and with rear and all-wheel drive available. Externally, the sedan from Buchloe will go through the typical ALPINA design process – a new set of wheels, a slightly redesigned front and rear bumper, a discrete boot lid and a custom exhaust system with two oval tailpipes.

Bespoke leather, wood trim, gauges, color options and an ultra high-end sound system are likely to appear as well.

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