A new prototype of the latest-generation Alpina B7 has just been spied in the midst of testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The entire body of this test mule hasn’t been adorned in camouflage like previous testers and instead only features camo across the front bumper and splitter as well as the restyled rear fascia.

While not officially branded as a BMW 7-Series, the Alpina B7 can be considered as the high-performance variant of the 7-Series sedan. As a matter of fact, BMW claims that one of the key reasons it won’t produce an M7 is because the Alpina B7 fulfils that role in the market.

Obviously, the latest Alpina B7 will feature the same overhauled body as the 2016 7-Series. It will include a number of bespoke elements however such as a custom front bumper and a slightly modified rear end. Alpina badges will also sit in place of the BMW badges. Elsewhere, the new B7 is predicted to include a number of subtle aerodynamic tweaks compared to the 7-Series to make it that little bit more impressive.

Beneath the skin, the B7’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine is expected to be uprated to the 600 hp region.

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