The new BMW ALPINA B7 was presented to selected members of the American press and the BMW dealer family, at an exclusive event held from the 5th to the 11th of June in California. Participants were able to sample the ALPINA flagships comfort and sport orientation at both Infineon Raceway and while driving through Californias scenery, including the renowned Highway One. Presentations were made regarding the B7s technical subtleties, deep insights were given into ALPINAs unique and storied history, and the distinctive philosophy of this small family-run business from Buchloe was explored. All this was framed by … CONTINUED
BMW has announced some product changes starting with September 2010 production. The changes apply to all BMW Models, including the 1, 3, M3, 5, 5GT, 7, X5, X6, and Z4 models. FULL list of changes INSIDE.
By all accounts, the F01/F02 7 Series has been a success for the company in terms of sales. 2012 will mark mid cycle of the lineup and according to BMW insider Scott26 the top of the line car will get a few slight changes to bring it into line with the rest of the range.The overall headlight shape will be unchanged but incorporate LEDs.
The front bumper lower air intake will be modified and will be brought more inline with the original BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid Concept and upcoming BMW 6-Series.
Reprofiled rear spoiler
8 Speed Transmission and new more powerful engines (power boost for the V8).
To be shown at the 2012 Beijing Autoshow
A luxury car? Yes. Land yacht? No.
This sums up the car very well and is from this new video review of the range topper 750i Li xDrive (400hp twin-turbo V8) conducted by drivencarreviews.com.
Insideline has driven the 740i and comes away with a very positive impression. They call the car “just right” and is a pure BMW in the best way possible, by combining efficiency, luxury and technology without sacrificing the driving dynamics for which BMW is so renowned.
To all our members who are lucky enough to be both a father and BMW owner, we wish you a happy Father’s Day. We hope you have kids who grow up (if not already) to share in your passion for BMWs, just as this 7POST member does for his dad’s stunning new 750xLi M-Sport. The F01 M-sport kit has been seen more commonly on black F01, but it looks equally great, if not better, on this white 750xLi.
The Internal Revenue Service today certified that the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 qualifies for up to a $900 tax credit under the Alternative Motor Vehicle provision. This serves as yet another endorsement for the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy.
The ActiveHybrid 7 combines an electric motor with BMW’s much-praised 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 and new 8-speed automatic transmission to accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds while delivering impressive EPA fuel economy estimates of 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, a near 18 percent improvement over the non-hybrid 750i/Li. The ActiveHybrid 7 features Engine Start/Stop to avoid wasteful engine idling in stop-and-go driving and at traffic lights. The powerful lithium-ion battery enables systems like the radio, Bluetooth phone connection and air-conditioning to … CONTINUED
Its really a shame that the word "hybrid" has such a miserly connotation. Its as though everything stamped with the word has to be either economical, eco-friendly or worse: both! How are giant luxury cars with twin-turbocharged V8s supposed to fit in a category like that?
As far as we can tell, this car must have been swapped at birth with some prototype of a 7 Series with an M badge. This is funny, because the hybrid badge this car wears automatically leads us to expect a BMW 740i
The press has been out in force with their Alpina B7 reviews this week, following a big press event where various members of the press were given these cars to drive and have fun with.
I really enjoyed this one article in particular by the folks over at InsideLine, here are some select quotes but make sure to follow the jump to the full article
After one stab of the loud pedal, you understand why BMW doesnt bother to make an M version of the 7 Series. The 2011 BMW 750Li Alpina B7 is all the M7 youll ever want, a fire-breathing … CONTINUED