Tuning studio Alpina seriously transforms the BMW model in all respects. Management becomes more thoughtful, the transmission is faster, the appearance, of course, becomes more attractive. And in our case with the BMW Alpina seventh series, Alpina showed itself from the best side.
Alpina B7 looks very serious, and most importantly - exclusively, because such cars are very few on the roads. Impressive and its sporting qualities, even though this car is considered a representative sedan, but thanks to its characteristics, it can easily contend on a sports track.
Under the hood of her 4.4 engine with two turbines, which squeezes out 540 German horses. By pushing the pedal to the floor, you notice that the BMW Alpina accelerates in 4.3 seconds to 100 km / h, and the mark 200 comes in 7 seconds, but the maximum speed here is 312 km / h. There is no unnecessary speed limiter.
Alpina slightly altered the standard body of the seven, made it more aerodynamic, and the developers also increased the air flow to the engine and brakes, remaking the front of the car.
The suspension has also changed, it has become lower by 1.5 cm. Alpina provided it with more rigid springs. All these innovations make sense, especially in the sport mode, in which the springs seem malleable, and the anti-heel system aligns this “herring” during turns. BMW Alpina shoes in sports tires Michelin Pilot Sport: 245/35 ZR21 in the front and 285/30 ZR21 in the rear.
An interesting fact is that Alpina is the first tuning studio that invented and installed switches embedded in the steering wheel, this technology was first used in 1993. To switch the gearbox used small buttons on the steering wheel - it's very cool.
Such a steering wheel looks extremely interesting. On the right - the transmission above, on the left - the transmission below. Driving such a wheel is a little easier than on standard models, the steering stiffness varies depending on the driving mode, for example, in sport mode the steering wheel is more rigid.
As for the cabin, then Alpina also tried to glory. If you compare the BMW Alpina with the usual BMW 7 of the newest version, you can confidently say that the BMW Alpina is more comfortable and pleases the eye, and in a standard BMW it is very dull and boring. The dashboard looks more attractive, its graphics are greatly improved.
As representatives of Alpina told us, in the B7 car more than thirty new parts were used, they significantly distinguish the new model from the previous model. What has not changed is the color of the body - Alpina Blue Metallic.
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The price of this 2013 BMW Alpina B7 in the United States starts at $ 127,600 for a car with a short length and rear wheel drive. But the all-wheel drive long version costs $ 134,500.