2006 Alpina BMW B7 - AZH-CARS

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2006 Alpina BMW B7

The BMW 760i - with its 12 cylinders - is certainly one of the greatest and maximum snug saloons withinside the luxurious segment

There is, however, a small circle of enthusiasts, folks that experience getting at the back of the wheel themselves, who yearn for the sportiness furnished in a smaller car, however do not need to overlook out on an car on this class. To gain choicest agility and handling, ALPINA made a factor of basing the B7 at the BMW 7 Series with V8 engine. The V8 gives the great jumping-off factor in phrases of dynamism, with a really perfect 50/50 weight balance, additionally weighing round one hundred fifty kg much less than the similar V12 model

The B7 designation contains with it a protracted tradition, and has stood for charged engines at ALPINA because the past due 1970s. The coronary heart of the B7 is a four.four litre V8 engine this is charged via the usage of a radial (Nautilus-type) compressor. The aggregate of Valvetronic and charging represents a premiere. Through the usage of Valvetronic's entire functionality, the price is managed through various the valve starting intensity and the raise pressure. This frees up the engine respiratory and gives higher gasoline economic system at partial engine loads. The radial compressor is pushed through a committed poly-V-belt, become independent from the serpentine belts going for walks the alternative aggregates. At low rpm, a seize de-couples the compressor from its drive-belt. The compressed air price reaches the engine through an air-to-air intercooler. The EMITEC steel catalytic converters are installed pretty near the engine. In aggregate with secondary air induction, the EU4 popular is achieved

This charging allows the ALPINA engine generate awesome overall performance figures: 368 kW (500 bhp) at 5.500 rpm, with a most torque of seven-hundred Nm at four.250 rpm. The end result is extremely good overall performance coupled with a saloon's precise comfort. The feeling of jet-engine acceleration reaches heights of round three hundred kph, with a hundred kph flashing through in four.nine seconds

The silhouette of the B7 is markedly greater dynamic and sleek via the 21" ALPINA wheels and the growing wedge form on the rear of the car, completing harmoniously in a rear deck spoiler. With the assist of the newly re-formed ALPINA the front valance and spoiler, the B7 achieves a coefficient of drag of most effective 0.31 withinside the BMW wind tunnel, supporting to make sure balance at the best speeds

This sporty beauty contains via to the interior. Directly withinside the driver's discipline of imaginative and prescient are huge round contraptions completed in conventional ALPINA blue with pink pointers. A heat atmosphere is communicated through the top-first-rate ALPINA luxurious wood 'myrtle' in aggregate with the greatest leather. The B7 can be exactly guided the use of the brand new ALPINA three-spoke recreation steerage wheel (385 mm diameter) completed in attractive-to-the-contact LAVALINA leather. SWITCH-TRONIC shift buttons are ergonomically incorporated at the opposite facet of the steerage wheel

An agile-transferring ZF 6-pace computerized augments the B7's already sporty nature. In Drive, it gives the capacity to go with the flow alongside without problems and effortlessly. In SWITCH-TRONIC, sporty using is proper at one's fingertips, particularly whilst transferring manually the use of the buttons on the wheel, similar to in Formula 1

The unique steerage of the reduced B7, and its impartial handling, permit one to overlook the dimensions of this car. A huge, dynamic saloon, it gives ideally suited using delight on twisty secondary roads because of its light-footed nature, in addition to advanced energy for the autobahn. The wheel and tyre aggregate grants extremely good road-holding, with MICHELIN Pilot tyres (245/35 ZR21 the front and 285/30 ZR21 rear). And in aggregate with generously-dimensioned brakes (374 mm the front and 370 mm rear), extra special braking capability

As with each BMW ALPINA, there may be an exclusive, sequentially-numbered manufacturing plaque

  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4.4 liter V8
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Torque @ RPM:
  • 0-60 time:
    4.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph