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Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo 2010

With the brand new Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo, Alpina affords its fourth technology of cars primarily based totally at the BMW 7-Series. Prominent predecessors consist of the BMW Alpina B12 and B7, which raised the bar withinside the excessive-overall performance luxurious saloon segment. Newly interpreted and in each manner trendy, the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo unites exclusiveness, athleticism and luxury in ideal harmony.

Yielding great tiers of torque and electricity from the charged four.four litre V8, and together with the electronically-adjustable suspension with energetic roll stabilisation, the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo guarantees to provide a spectrum of riding reports so numerous as to be remarkable on this magnificence of cars. The evolution of the conventional 20-spoke 21" Alpina CLASSIC wheels underline the clean layout language located at some point of the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo and impart it a different look and effective stance.


The Bi-Turbo version designation that now graces this flagship BMW Alpina saloon pointers at even greater effective and torque-weighted down overall performance over its predecessor, at the same time as concurrently enhancing upon gasoline financial system.

The fully-aluminium, 4395 cm3 V8 combination yields 507 height horsepower (373 kW) at a mild 5500rpm, with a most torque of seven-hundred Nm to be had among 3000-4750 rpm. Two in particular for Alpina powerplant built turbochargers, one placed above every of the V8's cylinder banks, are chargeable for the compelled induction. The turbochargers perform in parallel, with generously-dimensioned turbine vanes measuring 44mm in diameter.

Thorough exploitation of the engine's capacity become performed by way of optimising the oblique intercooler (air-water/water-air) with its quick consumption paths and flow-optimised intercooler tracts. All 3 intercoolers, the low-temperature intercooler incorporated into the radiator package, in addition to the 2 engine-close to intercoolers are enlarged by means of about 35%, making sure very excessive thermo-dynamic efficiency.

High-overall performance pistons are at paintings withinside the engine, cautiously advanced to resist the thermo-dynamic forces created by means of 9.2:1 compression and a most faster enhance of bar. The end result is an impressive unique output of 115hp (85kW) according to litre, with a most common compression of 20.1 bar, a benchmark even among installed sportscars.

Further technical subtleties of this excessive-tech, EU5-emissions rated powerplant consist of petrol-direct-injection and Double-VANOS. These make contributions in no small degree to the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo's "Best-in-Class" gasoline financial system 12.1 l/100km [23.4 Imp. MPG] and a CO2 emissions score of 282g/km (combined gasoline financial system in keeping with ECE norm).

The Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo supplies proof, each in shape of its traits and its technical data, that excessive tiers of overall performance and beneficial gasoline financial system aren't always a contradiction in terms. Ending in polished double-tailpipes, the stainless steel Alpina exhaust gadget gives up that deep and sonorous but now no longer intrusive V8 sound that one has come to count on from Alpina.


The Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo is the end result of the constant execution of the Alpina philosophy, in itself the purpose why the pointy but gracious Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo shines so brilliantly in normal use.

One examine the torque and electricity diagram is sufficient to spotlight that the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo will boost up fiercely but resultseasily from very low revs. Peak torque is to be had from an surprisingly huge variety of rpm's, starting from 3,000 to four,750 rpm. This extensive powerband coupled with the exquisitely geared ZF six-pace computerized game transmission pampers the occupants with remarkably excessive tiers of clean drivetrain consolation in each riding state of affairs.

The Alpina SWITCH-TRONIC, which has been programmed to shift quite clean and cushty in Automatic mode, gives specific shift traits for each flavor and state of affairs way to the extra Sport and Manual modes. Driving the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo turns into an altogether specific revel in whilst the usage of the buttons located at the again of the guidance wheel for manually choosing the gears of the automated transmission. This guarantees shifts take region inside some hundred milliseconds and with handiest minimum interruption to the transmission of electricity, favourably similar even to the high-quality twin-grasp transmissions. As a end result the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo sprints from zero-one hundred km/h in four.7 seconds, vehemently urgent directly to an electronically-restrained 280 km/h pinnacle pace. Although one hardly ever unearths oneself in want of such haste, the ventilated and generously-proportioned (374 mm dia. the front, 370 mm dia rear) excessive-overall performance braking gadget ensures deceleration values on par with pure-bred sports activities cars.


Long long gone are the times whilst a merely "difficult and sporty" trip become a sought-after characteristic of suspension set-ups. Striving for in reality impartial dealing with is still the clever manner forward, yielding the high-quality of what's technologically feasible. In pursuit of this goal, marginally shorter and uniquely calibrated springs lessen the front and rear trip top by means of 15mm and 10mm respectively.

Together with the 21" wheel and tyre mixture the suspension is immediately touchy to inputs and direct in its feel, but loose from the harshness of a merely sportsoriented suspension, supplying this huge saloon with an agility commonly handiest related to tons smaller sports activities saloons. The lightweight 21" wheels, with their new interpretation of the Alpina CLASSIC wheel layout, are shod with an in particular decided on staggered MICHELIN tyre set-up: 245/35 R21 the front and 285/30 R21 rear. Foregoing Run-Flat technology, traditional tyres are used to make certain a supple, cushty finesse this is uncommon today.

Alpina have incorporated trendy digital suspension technology and skilfully, subtly adjusting them to the annoying necessities of our customers. As a part of the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo popular device, the digital suspension gadget with Dynamic Damping Control and Dynamic Drive (energetic roll stabilisation) allow the driving force to pick out from 3 awesome suspension set-ups: Comfort, Normal and Sport. These are deliberately calibrated to offer exceedingly specific set-ups, influencing the feature of the dampers, the energetic roll stabilisation in addition to the parameters of the electricity guidance assist, throttle reaction algorithms and load-reversal damping. The Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo gives the driving force unheard-of versatility, handing over on long-distance consolation simply as with ease as on again-avenue pace, usually with a most of entertainment and safety.

Seasoned drivers aren't saved from pushing the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo difficult on the limit: the Sport plus mode robotically shifts the traction manipulate structures into Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), an extension of DSC. This lets in exceedingly greater slip on the pushed wheels and behind schedule intervention by means of the traction manipulate gadget.


At as soon as dynamic, sleek and potent - the silhouette of the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo is considerably motivated by means of the evolutionary new layout of the 21" Alpina CLASSIC wheels. A turbine-like 3-dimensional curve courses every of the 20 spokes from the centre of the wheel to the rim, at which factor they have got a milled surface. Depending at the attitude of the viewer, the rotational pace of the wheels and the light, the arrival of those conventional wheels is continuously changing. Of path they keep to own the delicate tyre air valves, thoroughly and attractively hidden away at the back of the lockable wheel covers.

In true "shape-follows-function" fashion, the standard Alpina the front integrates the clean-air necessities of the transmission and engine oil coolers, which can be separated out of the primary cooler module for advanced efficiency. The layout of the the front and rear spoiler follows actually aerodynamically-orientated interests, lowering raise on the the front and rear by means of 30% and 15% respectively. Left and right, the exhaust gadget's double tailpipes are seamlessly incorporated into the rear valance and are witness to the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo's potency.

When mountain climbing into the Alpina BMW B7 Bi-Turbo, one straight away takes notice of the Alpina door sill trims which can be finely illuminated in blue. The SWITCH-TRONIC guidance wheel, 385mm in diameter, is gloved and hand-stitched withinside the finest, maximum cushty LAVALINA leather-based. In the driving force's line of sight, pink hints over a area of blue dials grace the tool cluster, wherein a Black-Panel LCD display is chargeable for speaking driver-vital information. Exclusive indoors luxurious timber trim withinside the shape of Myrtle Burl, a knotted burl of the Laurel handiest located at the Pacific Coast of the United States, offers a heat and conventional ambience. Optional Alpina Piano Lacquer indoors trim with its silver diagonal rhombs, gives a contemporary-day and simply as unique alternative.

Discreet steel Alpina trademarks beautify the top seatbacks of the usual leather-based Comfort seats, as tons part of the complete popular device as metal paint or a navigation gadget with Bluetooth smartphone preparation.

Even the engine bay consists of a diffused signature by means of tidily supplying itself with a newly-designed Alpina engine cover.