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
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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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