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
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Wald International is working on a full aero kit for the F01 7-series, which features aggressive bumpers, spoilers, sideskirts, larger wheels and suspension lowering. We will post full pics when released.
We bring you the full 2011 BMW Model Year ordering guide (in PDF) for all 2011 models. This guide lists ALL start of production dates, available options, colors, packages, and related notes for every single BMW model for 2011.
Overall, the 2011 BMW models are not significantly changed. The new models are the BMW 5-series and Alpina B7 along with LCI updates to the 3-series coupe and convertible. See inside for 2011 BMW models pricing and details.
Popular science magazine has posted up its most advanced for 2009. In the category of most advanced luxury sedan, our very own 750i/Li has come out on top!
The 2009 BMW750i and its larger brother, the 750Li, exemplify the latest trends in automotive technology. First, theres the smaller, more efficient engine; a twin-turbocharged V8 spools up to 400 horsepower, making the new 7 faster than the outgoing V12-powered model. Inside, the ridiculously spacious sedan is loaded. The High-Beam Assist monitors approaching cars, automatically dims the brights, and switches them back on the instant the car passes. Infrared Night Vision detects pedestrians in your path … CONTINUED
Its no secret. We love Alpina cars But love affair aside, it is a rare sight to see an Alpina car on the road. The guys at Autogespot have done just that and spotted a B7 while refuelling somewhere in Belgium. This car will be arriving in the USA soon enough and I have a feeling there will be quite a few people queing up to buy this car.
Just to recap. 4.4l twin-turbo V8 producing 500HP. More information on the Alpina B7 can be found here.
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BMW 740i/Li740i = $71,025
740Li = $75,425
Turbo I-6 Engine
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I have to admit that I have the biggest soft spot for Alpina vehicles. I was estatic when the Z8 was sold in Alpina trim in the US (well except for the slushbox). I was even more excited when the previous generation 7-Series was sold in Alpina B7 trim. The sheer power and style of this car, combined with the rarity in the USA combine to make a droolworthy vehicle on every level.
Now its back in F01 trim. The car will make its official debut at the 2010 Chicago Autoshow (February) as the 2011 BMW Alpina B7.
Pushing the beast is a twin-turbocharged and direct-injected 4.4-liter V8 pumping out 500 horsepower and and 516 pound-feet … CONTINUED
The ActiveHybrid 7 was just spotted in an attractive blue color with black wheels. Reports are that the very first Activehybrid 7-series cars will be delivered to celebrities, ahead of deliveries to public customers in the Spring. We could possibly be looking at one of these first cars to be delivered.
Pics courtesy of Christian Wimmer.