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First Drive: 2011 BMW ALPINA B7

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Absolutely, this is one of the finest cars ALPINA has ever made. Based upon the new F01 7 Series sedan, ALPINA GmbH takes details into their own hands, producing a unique, focused and exclusive performance luxury sedan. Why would I state performance in front of luxury in this description? After all, the B7 is based upon the ultra-luxurious BMW 7 Series. They say a picture is worth a thousand words; if you are still wondering, perhaps you should have a look at our photo gallery.

ALPINA has “rebuilt” the 7 Series to a very high standard of reliability and performance. The N63 twin-turbo V-8 engine of the 750i has been developed with completely new electronics and a computer-assembled wiring loom. The turbos are enlarged and the exhaust system has been enhanced so as to reduce back pressure. The results of ALPINA’s work is manifest both on paper and on track. 500 hp is achieved at 5,500 rpm along with a staggering 516 lbs-ft of torque from 3,000 to 4,750 rpm. The engine produces 113.8 hp/liter on its way to a 6,550 rpm redline.


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I want in black, sooooooo sick!

Thanks for the post, GK.
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I love this car. Alpina really does make a great product. I wonder if it would compare to the S63 in performance.
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Alpina B7 - 500HP/516lbs-ft/~4700lbs
MB S63 - 518HP/465lbs-ft/~4700lbs

I'd say they are pretty well matched. It would be a tough choice.
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the M Sport Package that is offered through BMW is a lot nicer compared to this one; the perfect match would be the body of the M Sport Package and the power of the Alpina.
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Nice car, but bland styling.
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I like the S63 more, its more aggressive and with the new engine out next year 540 hp or 570hp with pp package its more powerful than the S63 that has the 6.2l.
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I love this car and IIRC they are releasing it in AWD. Perfect for markets with winter weather.
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the M Sport Package that is offered through BMW is a lot nicer compared to this one; the perfect match would be the body of the M Sport Package and the power of the Alpina.
Agreed the M Sport Package looks very nice on the new 7.
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the M Sport Package that is offered through BMW is a lot nicer compared to this one; the perfect match would be the body of the M Sport Package and the power of the Alpina.
I agree with you. M-Sport package looks the best. I would just keep the Alpina wheels, quad exhaust, and of course power upgrades.

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