Bimmerpost is coming to you live from the 2010 NY International Autoshow. Although the BMW Press Conference won’t take place until 3PM EST today, we’ve managed to sneak in some shots of the 335is coupe and the Alpina B7 AWD (both world premieres) for you. Stay tuned later today as we bring you more coverage!
Here a few updates to our running BMW Alpina B7 wallpaper and photos thread. We’ve updated it with photos of the soon to be released all-wheel drive version of the B7, dubbed officially the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive
At the upcoming NY International Auto Show, the all-new 5 Series will share the spotlight with the 335is Coupe and Convertible and BMW X5 SAV, which are also making their North American debuts and the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive which is making its World debut. All of the new BMWs will be 2011 models.
Check out this beautiful Vorsteiner VR-7 Sportiv aero package for the F01 and F02 7-series. The kit adds an aggressive look to the 7-series factory form, but without overdoing the look with an overabundance of vents and lips and lines. Full info and a set of press pics inside.
Press Release: Vorsteiner is proud to announce the release of the BMW VR-7 Sportiv Aero Package for the BMW F01 & F02 7 Series. Vorsteiner specializes in developing aero enhancements that complement BMWs line of vehicles and the VR-7 Sportiv Aero Package continues Vorsteiners philosophy of sporty yet understated elegance. The Vorsteiner Package enhances the shape and form of the BMW 7 Series with the addition of the VR-7 Carbon Fiber Add-On … CONTINUED
G-Powers creations are never short on power and its latest production, the "Storm," a 760i with 725hp (@5500rpm) and 738lb-ft torque (@2000rpm) certainly does not buck that trend! G-Power was to achieve these monster numbers by boosting the 6.0L V12 bi-turbos boost to .9 bar, adding larger injection valves, custom tuning the ECU, and replacing the factory exhaust system. The Storm is claimed to be capable of 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 215mph!
The 760is 8 speed auto transmission has also been modified to deal with the massive increase in torque. The suspension rides on sportier replacements and lowers the ride height by 1.2 inches.
Exterior modifications include a full G-power aero kit … CONTINUED
This stunning 2011 F01 Alpina B7 was recently spotted on the streets of the Netherlands. The 2011 B7 has just made its debut at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. It’s is powered by a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 w/ 500hp and 516lb-ft tq (100hp / 66lb-ft more than 750i) and runs 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. The short wheelbase version sells for $122,875 and extended wheelbase version at $126,775.
Autoblog caught up with the 2011 Alpina B7 and has posted an brief exceprt and some photos online, make sure to follow through to their site for all their autoshow photos
Not only will BMW not make an M7, but they even stopped making the incredibly-close-to-an-M Alpina B7 a few years ago. That car could hold its head high against competitors like the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, Audi S8 and Bentley Flying Spur Speed, with extra horsepower, refined handling and unique looks setting it apart from standard 7 series fare. Sadly, that car was only produced from 2007-2008 and since 09 theres been nothing to fill … CONTINUED
Certified Pre-owned sales account for 45% of all BMWNAs sales, so to boost such an important part of BMWs business, BMWNA is extending the maintenance plan on all CPO 2007 3-series, 5-series, and 7-series models sold between Feb. 2 – Mar. 31, to 6yr/100k miles.
On the heels of their 2011 pricing structure press release, BMW now has listed pricing for the exclusive 2011 BMW Alpina B7 and B7L.
Standard wheelbase sedan: $122,875. Long wheelbase sedan: $126,775. Debut at the Chicago Autoshow. Onsale Spring 2010. Just to recap: 4.4L V8
515 lb-ft torque (@ 3,000 to 4,750 rpm)
electronicaly-adjustable suspension with Active Roll Stabilization
21" Alpina Classic Wheels
New front and rear spoilers (reduce lift by 30% front and 15% rear).
New exhaust with two double pipes (a-la ///M)
Blue illuminated door sill trims
Switchtronic heated steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, center console, multi-contour front seats (heated and cooled) and rear seats (heated) all wrapped in hand-stitched Lavalina leather
Heads up display… CONTINUED