BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

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    BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    BMW ALPINA B7 Coming to America
    Source: Worldcarfans.com



    ALPINA, BMWs Renowned Performance Specialists

    Committed to developing the best performing vehicles in the luxury market, BMW with ALPINA has created a special high performance version of BMWs 7 Series luxury sedan. The 2006 BMW ALPINA B7 brings together the luxury, pioneering design, and advanced technology of the 7 Series Sedan with the scintillating performance of a supercharged, 500hp V-8 engine.

    To power the BMW ALPINA B7, ALPINA specially developed a higher-performance version of BMWs 4.4-liter, 90-degree V-8 engine and mated it to a 6-speed automatic transmission featuring steering wheel mounted shift controls. The motor produces 500 horsepower at 5,500 rpm along with maximum torque of 516 lbs.-ft. at 4,250 rpm, and propels the B7 from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. ALPINA 21-inch wheels carry Z-rated performance tires, while the sport-tuned suspension includes Active Roll Stabilization. The B7 aerokit includes a rear spoiler to improve stability, handling, and performance at high speeds.

    ALPINA was established in 1964 as an official and approved ennobler of BMW automobiles. Their tradition is to take production BMWs and make them even more appealing to connoisseurs of automotive finery.

    With this new model, BMW will raise the benchmark for the segment in terms of performance, refinement, technology, and luxury. Approximately 200 US-version cars are planned for the 2006 model year, with a release date in July 2006.

    BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in Canada
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    Whitby, Ontario BMW Canada has announced that an ultra-high-performance version of its 7 Series, developed in cooperation with the Alpina Group, will be imported into Canada later this year. The Alpina B7 made its North American premiere at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto yesterday.

    The Alpina B7 is based on the 2006 BMW 7 Series, with its 4.4-litre V8 engine equipped with a Nautilus-type supercharger and air-to-air intercooler, producing 500 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The Alpina B7 can reach zero to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.

    Other enhancements include 21-inch Alpina Classic alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires, larger-diameter brakes, and Alpina aerodynamic package. Inside, the B7 features large circular instruments finished in Alpina blue with red pointers, Alpina sport steering wheel with shift buttons and a sequentially-numbered production plaque.

    Based in Buchloe, Germany, Alpina has been affiliated with numerous "special" BMW models for several years, and is the only European "tuner" company fully endorsed by BMW to develop specially-modified BMW production vehicles, most of which rarely reach North America. Pricing and availability information will be released closer to market launch later in 2006.

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    Wow. Germans make such nice cars...I hope Cadillac builds something in that league soon...

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    Quote Originally Posted by ben72227
    Wow. Germans make such nice cars...I hope Cadillac builds something in that league soon...
    Not likely, my friend. Even if Cadillac were to commission an 'ennobler,' their mainstream cars don't have the prestige to warrant the sort of attention BMW Alpinas receive. Only time and good product during it will alleviate that deficit...

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    This car is long overdue. And magically, the current 7-series that looked so odd upon debut looks very good after an update and the Alpina trim changes.

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    This car should satisfy the lucky 200 that can first off afford it and second get their hands on one. Kudos to BMW for letting Alpina engineer this car to compete with the Merc AMG S class and the Audi S8. I would give up a limb to own one of these.

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    OMG.......im speechless its so beautiful

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    Quote Originally Posted by ben72227
    Wow. Germans make such nice cars...I hope Cadillac builds something in that league soon...
    Cadillacs can have the power and the performance.
    But they lack the prestige and the sophistication of the Germans. And they always will, so long as they keep cutting corners on every single car they make. Cadillac needs to attract the wealthy 28-40 demographic. Which they really haven't done.

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    Sweet car!

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    Cadillac cars don't need numerous face-lifts to become good looking!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by powervette
    Cadillac cars don't need numerous face-lifts to become good looking!!!
    Well, at least they already figured that one out. Now they are having a hard time finding out what do they need to become good looking . . . JUST KIDDING, I couldn't help it.

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    I saw a video with an Alpina B5. The sound, produced by the Supercharged 4.4 V8 is simply scary!

    Listen to it! http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...71765&q=alpina

    Comparing a tuing variant, fo a BMW 5-Series vs a standard Mercedes E55 AMG, isn't exactly a fair comparo.

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kowalski
    I saw a video with an Alpina B5. The sound, produced by the Supercharged 4.4 V8 is simply scary!

    Listen to it! http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...71765&q=alpina

    Comparing a tuing variant, fo a BMW 5-Series vs a standard Mercedes E55 AMG, isn't exactly a fair comparo.
    wow, that would scare children and small animals.

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    It sounds like they did away with the muffler. Not my thing definitely. I'd like soem Quiet Tunin, please...

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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    That BMW sounds terrible...

    ANyways, I think I like last gen 7 series, something about the headlights doesn't look right anymore. I saw one going about 30 the other direction I was going and it just looked akward now.
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    Re: BMW Alpina B7 to be sold in North America.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kowalski
    I saw a video with an Alpina B5. The sound, produced by the Supercharged 4.4 V8 is simply scary!

    Listen to it! http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...71765&q=alpina

    Comparing a tuing variant, fo a BMW 5-Series vs a standard Mercedes E55 AMG, isn't exactly a fair comparo.
    Not really. Until its recent integration into Mercedes-Benz, AMG was more or less like Alpina in that it was an endorsed ennobler of Mercedes cars. Even so, the B5 is more like the E55. Supercharged, torque-laden engines, primarily automatic transmissions, and a bent for fast, relaxed touring rather than track days...

    I'm not sure what to say about that engine note.
    Last edited by Phillip; 03-07-2006 at 07:36 PM.

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