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01/17/2011    8:50 AM
COMMENTS: 2

And so it continues, the stream of Alpina B7 tests. This one is from Car and Driver and was actually published back in September, but it seemed fitting given the handful of B7 tests and videos that were published this past weekend.

Car and Driver’s report is geared towards the fact finders amongst us. Its very clear and to the point with gobs of detail on the car. I personally liked the review as I could find any piece of information I wanted to know in it. This is a short take road test, so don’t expect a long writeup with too many personal opinions, however.

Source / Full Review: Car and Driver

01/16/2011    8:00 PM
COMMENTS: 6

We’ve previously reported on InsideLine’s First Drive of the Alpina B7. Now it seems the press has gotten their Full test reviews out the door.

I have to say I really like this article. While to any true BMW fan, the name Alpina should be nothing new, and has become synonymous with a mix of oppulance and speed, something akin to BMW’s version of AMG (atleast of yore). The analogy becomes more realistic when one consider’s Alpina’s Penchant for automatic transmissions. But back to the article, what I really love about this one is that this one gives a healthy sprinkling of Alpina family history, to help the unindoctinated along for the ride.

Edmunds tells us almost as much about Andreas Bovensiepen, the founder of Alpina … CONTINUED

01/15/2011    11:01 AM
COMMENTS: 11

The folks at Autoblog had the opportunity to get their hands on the BMW Alpina B7, and they apparently had a blast. Not only would they let it run against an E92 M3 to find out the M3 “can’t lose the Alpina B7 on one long road to nowhere deep in the reaches of an unincorporated area of the California coastal mountains.” They also refer to the Alpina B7 as “an amazing machine. Defying all logic, the sedan seems to shed pounds as the g-forces increase – the uncanny feedback from the driver’s seat is of a sports car wrapped in a lightweight paper-mâché 7 Series disguise. In a word: fun.”

12/27/2010    1:30 PM
COMMENTS: 9

Autoblog has posted a quick spin review of the 2010 760Li (long version model), touting its monster twin turbo V12 motor, style, comfort, and the ultimate unique luxury sedan experience it provides.

11/25/2010    6:30 PM
COMMENTS: 36

Wald releases its BMW 7-series Black Bison Edition. “Black Bison” is named for its powerful body lines and it includes aero parts, custom exhaust system, and WALD wheels.

11/19/2010    7:00 AM
COMMENTS: 13

The 2011 Alpina B7 sedan and the 2011 740i M-sport package are on exhibit at the 2010 Los Angeles Autoshow. The Alpina B7 features an enhanced 4.4L V8 engine producing 500hp and 516lb-ft torque, good for 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.

11/14/2010    8:30 PM
COMMENTS: 41

BMW has posted a video describing the philosophy and idea behind the special limited edition 7-series inspired by Steinway & Sons.

11/11/2010    4:46 PM
COMMENTS: 41

As part of an exclusive new partnership, BMW will be supporting the international talent program of piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons. The BMW Individual 7 Series Composition inspired by Steinway & Sons will be presented in two perfectly coordinated color variants. Deliberately reminiscent of the piano keyboard, the colour schemes reflect the contrast between black and white. The exclusive appearance of these luxury saloons is characterised by top-quality craftsmanship and the use of exquisite materials. At the same time, the paint finish

11/09/2010    8:00 PM
COMMENTS: 40

The F10 5-series has often by called a baby 7-series, especially since its size has grown over the outgoing E60 5-series. Just what is the size difference between the current 5 and 7 series? Lets have a look.