As a limited-edition collaboration between BMW and ALPINA, the ALPINA B7 is pretty close to perfection. However, buyers will need to make a choice between the long or short wheelbase—a difference of 5.5 inches. Additionally, the ALPINA B7 is available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive in both wheelbases.
Under the hood a specially tweaked 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 produces 520 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. Not surprisingly, the B7’s zero-to-60 time is only 4.3 seconds. The eight-speed Switch-tronic automatic transmission from ALPINA lets the driver choose between sport and manual modes and shift using steering-wheel-mounted buttons.
The B7’s exterior features an ALPINA aerodynamic kit with front and rear spoilers along with ALPINA Classic 21-inch 20-spoke wheels.
Among the few optional features and conveniences offered to buyers are:
- Several exterior colors in addition to the ALPINA B7’s exclusive blue metallic paint
- Exclusive interior trim details including a steering wheel covered in hand-stitched Lavalina leather
- Rear-seat entertainment system
- A night-vision system that warns of pedestrians or animals ahead