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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.

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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.

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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 … CONTINUED

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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?

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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

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BMW, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium cars, is consistently enlarging its wide range of all-wheel-drive models. Starting in June and, respectively, September 2010, all engine variants of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo will also be available … CONTINUED

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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!

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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

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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.

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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 … CONTINUED

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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!

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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.

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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

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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 … CONTINUED

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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.

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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
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515 lb-ft torque (@ 3,000 to 4,750 rpm)
0-60 4.5s
electronicaly-adjustable suspension with Active Roll Stabilization
21" Alpina Classic Wheels
New front and rear spoilers (reduce lift by 30% front and 15% rear).
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Wald 7-series in the works

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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.

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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.

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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.