Chicago 2010: BMW Alpina B7 Sedan Making a Comeback
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Back from a year long hiatus, the all-new BMW Alpina B7 is scheduled to make a comeback this year. The 2011 BMW Alpina B7, modeled on the current BMW 750i, will hit the U.S. showrooms in Spring, 2010. The Alpina B7 was initially offered as a limited-edition car in 2007 to 2008, and was widely appreciated for holding its own against other giants from Mercedes, Audi, Bentley and Jaguar.
Armed with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that exudes 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, the Alpina B7 is a significant improvement over the engine capabilities of the 750i. The car can achieve 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The modified front and rear spoilers add to the design as well as the stability of the car at high speeds. As for the aero lift, the spoilers reduce the lift at the front by 30% and at the rear by 15%. The 20-spoke Alpina Classic wheels add to the impressive appearance of the sedan. Coupled with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Alpina’s sporty good looks promises a drive nothing short of excellent.
The interior of the 2011 BMW Alpina B7 is equipped with illuminated door-sill trips, hand-stitched Lavalina leather upholstery, Alcantara headliner, and a black panel LCD screen instrument cluster. Overall, the car looks fantastic and promises a soft yet agile riding experience. The pricing for the sedan in US is $122,875 (standard wheelbase) and $126,775 (extended wheelbase).