Earlier in the week details of the Alpina B7 were made available ahead of its official unveil at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The release coincides with BMW’s own release of the BMW 760Li xDrive V12 which will likely serve as the Alpina’s nearest competition. The Alpina B7 is V8 powered though so will likely appeal to a different sort of customer.
Visually, the 2017 Alpina B7 gains a new bodykit with a characteristic Alpina from spoiler, new side sills, Alpina decals to the side, a rear bumper and rear lip spoiler. Twenty spoke classic Alpina 20 inch wheels are available together with a quad exhaust pipe. To finish the look, the car in the photos wears a classic blue shade with plenty of Alpina badging.
Available only as a long wheelbase model, but with the choice of four-wheel drive or rear wheel drive, the 2017 Alpina B7 features a 4.4-litre V8 Bi-Turbo engine with 608 hp and 800 Nm of torque. The twin-scroll turbochargers are Alpina’s own design for a more responsive feel, the cooling system has also received significant updates.
The changes allow the 2017 Alpina B7 to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 310 km/h. Fuel consumption according to the ECE standard is 10.4 l/100km and 242 g/km CO2.
Suspension components receives attention including the air suspension system and Alpina’s mappings for the Electronic Damper Control system. The Alpina B7 also gets Integral Active Steering, a variable electric steering with front and rear steering. The rear axel is able to move by a maximum of 3 degrees.
The Alpina B7 gets an 8-speed ZF gearbox as well as beefed up Alpina brakes. The later incorporates 4-piston calipers with discs measuring 395×36 mm at the front and floating calipers measuring 370×24 mm at the rear.
Inside, the Lavalina leather interior can be customised to taste with other options including Nappa leather Piano lacquer and Myrtle Luxury Woods, among other options. Most of the other options revolve around the usual BMW options list.
The Alpina B7 will cost 121,008 euros or 123,782 euros before taxes and without optional extras. Optional extras include the normal BMW option list as well as Alpina paintwork, Alpina floormats, a variety of interior appointments as well as larger 21 inch Alpina Classic Wheels.
We will bring you more photos and exclusive information on the 2017 Alpina B7 next month at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. Until then, enjoy the above photos.