At Tokyo Motor Show was introduced the new long-wheelbase version of the BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo. The B7 Bi-Turbo comes with a 507 horsepower 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces up to 700 Nm of torque. The long wheelbase version will likely not hit the 4.7-second 0-100 km/h mark set by the standard unit.
Helping the engine generate more power are two large turbocharges mated to a tuned intercooler. Power is reigned in with a ZF six-speed automatic transmission. We find from press release that: “This will be the 20th Tokyo Motor Show that ALPINA, in partnership with its Japanese importer of over three decades, NICOLE Automobiles, has partaken in with its own exhibition stand.
The first car that was delivered to Japan in 1979, a BMW ALPINA B7 Turbo, is still being driven to this day. Chance has it that the 3000th car bound for Tokyo left the factory gates this year, after precisely 30 years. Also shown will be the BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo, in itself quite remarkable because it is the first clean performance diesel that is available in the Japanese market, a market in which diesel engines could, up to now, only be found in trucks.”