We do our best to keep tabs on BMW’s progress and we cover just about everything they do. By the looks of things, so does specialist tuner Alpina.
Having given the F01 BMW 7 Series facelift a proper going over they’ve decided it’s worthy of their approval. That’s why they updated their B7.
The Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo was always a great car, the F01 BMW 7 Series is a great car, the new facelift is well thought out, can you imagine the result?
It retains the same basic structure, the same suspension underpinnings, the same interior and the same prestigious presence.
Alpina did fit the new tweaks of the BMW 7 Series fancy headlights and while they did stick with the 4.4 liter TwinPower turbocharged V8 engine it’s a little different now.
The final output was raised by some 40 horsepower and 22 lb-ft of torque bringing the grand total to 540 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque.
That’s reasonably impressive since while it’s a few ponies short of the 6.0 liter twin-turbo V12 BMW themselves fit in the 760 Li.
With so much power available it’s no wonder that the facelifted Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo can go from 0 to 62 in just 4.3 seconds and that it can hit a top speed of 194 mph.
More importantly, there’s a lot of extra equipment that’s going to be fitted as standard now. The list includes auto start-stop, BMW’s Active protection system and the ceramic coated secondary controls.
All of these make for nice changes being the sort of “going the extra mile” attention to detail that makes Alpina stand out as a tuner.