GERMAN car maker BMW has landed its flagship model in Australia, with the exceptional Alpina B7 set to bring a thrilling driving experience, luxury and precision dynamics to the hotly contested V8 performance car space.
Are you salivating yet? No. Well you should be.
Powerd by a bi-turbo 4.4-litre V8, the Alpina B7 is capable of zero-100km/h in 4.2 seconds, thanks to its 447kW direct injection petrol engine (did we mention the 800Nm of torque), with a top speed of 330km/h.
It has a rear wheel steering system and utilises the extremely rigid BMW 7 Series body, with touch of a button Sports+ mode – which adjusts all vehicle, drivetrain and suspension settings to maximum dynamic performance, and lowers the ride height by 20mm for more agility and high speed stability.
The Alpina’s stainless steel sports exhaust system with two twin-tailpipes features active exhaust valves and delivers a sporty, sonorous soundtrack, with the entire beastly package sitting on classic 21-inch 20-spoke forged wheels.
Inside, there is a luxurious ambience, with refined materials of the highest quality and a modern, clear interior design with discreet Alpina details. The hand-finished sports steering wheel finished in lavalina leather with blue/green stitching adds to the bespoke nature of the vehicle.
A digital, full-colour LED instrument panel also offers customisation, with classic blue instruments with red needles in Comfort mode, blue/green dials and drag indicators in Sport mode and an Eco Pro display.
Set to be exclusive (limited numbers will be available in Australia), the 2017 BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo sedan will hit the road at $369,720 (plus on-roads), and comes with a three year/200,000km warranty. A Drexler Motorsport limited-slip differential option is also available.