Ok so there ‘s no M7. Nevermind those shady blogs out there purporting to have spy photos of one. It ‘s not coming. However what is coming is the B7. BMW ‘s semi in-house tuner Alpina has unleashed it ‘s latest 7 Series creation and our favorite mag form the UK Car got some seat time. Excerpt time….
>So the Alpina B7 is simply a quicker BMW 7-series with a fast-looking aero kit?
>It’s much more than that, I can assure you. It would be relatively easy for a common-or-garden tuner to slap on a bit of a body kit, bigger wheels, get the magic screwdriver and turn up the turbo boost and call it a four-door supercar. But Alpina is all about serious engineering – every aspect of its cars has an engineering basis. They don’t do frippery and whimsy in Buchloe.
>Take the B7’s stunning 21-spoke finned wheels – their air valves are secreted in the central hub rather than on the rim to ensure supreme high-speed stability. Then there ‘s the 4.4-litre bi-turbo V8 powerplant – the all-alloy unit is fitted with bespoke blowers and air-water-water-air intercoolers, high-performance cylinders and a trio of electronic control units. Result? A hefty 507bhp at 5500rpm and 517lb ft of torque at 3000rpm.
+ BMW Alpina B7 (2009) / CAR review