BMW ALPINA B7 will be introduced in US for the second time, but this ALPINA B7 will be based on the actual 7 Series. Many of us know what Alpina generally is – performance, refinement, technology, luxury and exclusivity.
The 2011 ALPINA B7 is indeed a very exclusive, sporty limousine, powered by the twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 with electronically-adjustable suspension, active roll stabilization and 20-spoke 21″ ALPINA CLASSIC wheels.
Both short- and long-wheelbase models will be offered. The BMW ALPINA B7 will make its North American premiere at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show in February, and go on sale at authorized BMW Centers in Spring of 2010.
Alpina B7 Engine
The B7 sedan is equipped with BMW’s twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter, all-aluminum, High Precision Direct Injection V-8 engine which has been enhanced by ALPINA and is capable of producing 500 (373kW) horsepower and 516 lb-ft (700Nm) of torque. With such power, ALPINA B7 achieves 0-60 mph in 4.5 sec.
Chassis & Suspension
2011 ALPINA B7 is bases on the adaptive suspension technologies of the 7 Series including tuned Dynamic Damping Control and Active Roll Stabilization, technologies that let the driver to select from three distinct suspension set-ups: Comfort, Normal and Sport, and the Active Roll Stabilization as well as the parameters of the power steering assist, throttle response algorithms and load-reversal damping.
The light-weight 21″ wheels – ALPINA CLASSIC, are shod with a specially selected staggered MICHELIN PS2 tire set-up: 245/35 R21 front and 285/30 R21 rear.
Alpina B7 interior is mostly the same as the normal 7 series. Hiowever, there are some aspects that we must display. The ALPINA interior comes with blue illuminated door sill trims, the SWITCH-TRONIC steering wheel in hand-stitched LAVALINA leather, and the Black-Panel LCD screen instrument cluster branded with ALPINA.
The full complement of BMW 7 Series exterior colors remains available, in addition to the signature ALPINA Blue metallic paint.
2011 Alpina B7 Price
Most probably the Alpina B7 will cost somewhere between $80,455 and $136,600.
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