BMW has never had a 7 Series M to rival performance-tuned competitors from Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Jaguar. So the Alpina B7 is the next-best thing for customers who think of an ordinary 7 Series sedan as insufficiently athletic. Alpina has long been tuning BMWs, but in 2007 the B7 became the first Alpina sold through US BMW dealers.
The current model—based on the 750i—is an exclusive vehicle with only 500 units allocated per year, and available in short- or long-wheelbase versions. The twin-turbocharged V8 pumps out 540 horsepower and produces more low-end torque than a standard BMW V8 thanks to larger turbos.