We just recently received some inside information about the design and interior of the facelifted BMW 7 Series, from someone who was part of BMW’s closed-room showing. In that information we received, we learned that the new 7 Series has a face similar to that of the BMW X7, with massive grilles and slim headlights. The taillights are said to feature an LED light bar that spans the width of the rear. We also learned that its interior was largely the same as the pre-facelift car, just with BMW’s new digital dials. Now, we’re seeing some new spy photos of the upcoming 2020 ALPINA B7, which seems to sport the 7 Series’ new face. (We don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here)
Obviously, the ALPINA B7 is going to get a similar design to the new facelifted 7 Series, being that the B7 is based on the 7er. So when the 7 Series gets updated, so too will the B7. In these photos, we see an ALPINA B7 test mule wearing camouflage on its front and rear ends but we can still make out most of its details. For instance, its grilles are so huge it looks like you could crawl through them and into the engine bay.
It also seems to get a new front bumper that seems to sport more aggressive air intakes than before. It still seems to have the same signature ALPINA lower front lip, which will likely wear “ALPINA” on it, as per usual.
There are some photos of the ALPINA B7 on track and we can see just how much lower it is than the typical 7er. Through corners, we can see the wheels tucked up into the wheel wells under load. If you’ve ever driven a B7, you’d know that it can hustle far better than you’d expect a big car to.