Alpina has unveiled just a couple of days ago the new 2017 Alpina B7 xDrive, the third generation of the full-sized luxury sedan coming from German performance company.
Powered by a tweaked 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that’s mated to an 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission, developed in collaboration with ZF with Alpina Switch-Tronic, the new B7 has exactly 608 PS (600 hp) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque to play with, which was no easy feat.
A number of technical upgrades, including the air intake, inter-cooler, turbocharging, pistons and a new sports exhaust system, had to be part of the Alpina offering in order to reach said performance specs. As a result, their luxury sedan will do 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 193 mph (311 km/h).
To keep all them ponies in complete control, engineers fitted the vehicle with the Driving Dynamic Control, an upgraded suspension system, as well as adaptive dampers, active roll bars and four-wheel steering. The car also rides on 20-inch Alpina Classic wheels, which complement the 15.5-inch front rotors, with four-piston fixed calipers, and 14.5-inch rear rotors – with floating calipers.
The stylish exterior still looks like the standard BMW 7 Series G11 but it also boasts two elliptical twin tailpipes, integrated in the rear apron. The bespoke Alpina Blue Metallic and Alpina Green Metallic paint will surely turn heads everywhere, while the interior isn’t too shabby either.
The standard cabin equipment includes high-end Nappa leather, ceramic inserts, soft close doors, comfort seats, leather-wrapped instrument panel, full-color HUD, a rearview camera and the latest BMW navigation, communication and infotainment systems.