05-19-2010, 11:05 AM
First Drive: 2011 BMW ALPINA B7
Absolute Power Corrupts
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. Source & More here: First Drive: 2011 BMW ALPINA B7