BMW, the renowned German car manufacturer, does not make out much of a market for a performance-based, M-badged, of it’s 7 Series flagship models. The BMW tuner Alpina begs to vary, and it has launched the next generation of the track-grinded, the 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive Bi-turbo in Geneva. The new Alpina B7 is the exclusive and extraordinary vehicle in all senses. The ultimate in luxury and performance paired with precision comfort and dynamics at the highest level. The stylish, modern design is purposeful yet modest, arresting a perfect balance.
2017 BMW Alpina B7 Changes, Exterior
The BMW Alpina 2017 comes with the same external appearance of the outgoing model. As a result, it comes with the same outside look of the wolf-in-sheep-clothing. The new sedan has abstained from fitting the 7 Series with gigantic spoilers and huge air dams, and in its place, it comes with a body kit that includes a slightly deeper bumper in the front, side skirts, a splitter and a discreet spoiler attached to the trunk lid.
The new 2017 Alpina B7 xDrive would ride on a set of 20-spoke, 20-inch Alpina classic lightweight alloy wheels, wearing 255/40 ZR20 size Michelin’s Pilot Super Sports tires in the front and 295/35 ZR20 size at the back. Buyers who would like to have bigger wheels can opt for a set of 21-inch wheels prepared from the high-strength artificial aluminum alloy that features noticeable wheel bolts and foregoes center nucleus covers.
The next generation Alpina has markedly better handling by having performance-oriented changes to its adaptable air suspension, and to the sophisticated all-wheel steering system, an expertise that turns the back wheels in the conflicting direction as the front wheels at low velocities and in the identical direction at high velocities.
It also comes equipped with a high-performance brake system with the improved four-piston fixed calipers with the disc size of 395 x 36 mm/15.5 inches in the front and with floating calipers with the disc size of 370 x 24 mm/ 14.5 inches at the back. This brake system offers enormous security reserves and exceptional deceleration.
The 2017 BMW Alpina B7 interior is designed with a comfortable ambience, delicate materials and a design exemplified by contemporary precision. A wide range of standard equipment ensures maximum happiness and comfort, including high-quality Nappa leather, comfortable seats, ceramic applications on chosen control components, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, and soft close doors.
Some of the standard equipment features that further support the easy driving include: Full-color head-up exhibit. Back view camera. Latest BMW navigation. Communication and infotainment systems. Two-axle air suspension.
One supreme highlight of the interior of the new vehicle is the full-color electronic instrument panel in LED expertise, featuring the unique Alpina design. The vehicle comes with three different driving modes, such as comfort, Sport, and Eco Pro. Prudent Alpina details append a touch of exceptionality and individual style to the vehicle’s interior. Hand-completed using exceptionally premium LAVALINA leather, the sports guiding wheel with blue and green sewing is charming at the primary touch due to its tender feel.
Some of the exclusive equipment features in the new Alpina include eternal Piano lacquer or typical Myrtle Luxury Wood with the Alpina interior border, doorsills with blue lighting, B7 model captions, and a separate production plaque. Regarding safety, the new vehicle comes equipped with front, head and side airbags, for both passengers and the driver.
2017 BMW Alpina B7 Engine
The new BMW B7 comes equipped with a V8, twin-turbocharged petrol engine with the displacement of 4.4 liters, which is mounted between the elongated fenders of the vehicle. It is a redesigned variant of the eight-cylinder engine used in the BMW 750i, which has been tweaked internally with high-performance parts, such as NGK spark plugs and Mahle pistons. As a result, the direct injected engine produces the peak power of 608 ponies at 5,760-6,250 RPM and a peak torque of 590 pounds per foot at 3,000 RPM.
The US version comes equipped with an eight-velocity mechanical transmission and a sport-adjusted all-wheel drive mode as standard, whereas the European versions come equipped with rear-wheel drive system as standard. The US version gets the appreciable acceleration that makes the vehicle attain the velocity of 60 mph from the start in 3.6 seconds, whereas the European versions get the same figure in 3.2 seconds. Both versions of the 2016 Alpina B7 get the maximum velocity of 193 mph.
The fuel expenditure of the new-fangled vehicle will be 10.4 liters/100km and it emits 242 grams per km of CO2 gas.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 BMW Alpina B7 release date is expected to be the third or fourth quarter of 2016. The estimated base price of the new vehicle will be $ 140,000.