High-speed luxury The UK-spec ALPINA B7 Bi-Turbo will only be available with rear-wheel drive, will accelerate to 60mph in 4secs and be capable of 205mph.
ALPINA’s new super-saloon is now available in the UK, with a final specification that pushes top speed to an astonishing 205mph, up from the 193mph predicted at the Geneva launch. With an ALPINA-optimised 4.4-litre V8 delivering 608hp and 800Nm of torque, the new B7‑Bi-Turbo joins the exclusive group of cars with effortless 200mph top speed potential.
“Not long ago, only the most focused, million-pound hypercars could touch 200mph,” says ALPINA GB brand manager Gary Lott. “Remarkably, ALPINA has achieved this alongside superb ride quality and refinement at lower speeds, and all for just £115,000.”
ALPINA’s 70-strong engineering team received exceptional access to BMW design data and technical facilities as part of a relationship that stretches back to 1964, when BMW endorsed the quality of ALPINA products by awarding the full factory guarantee to BMW vehicles fitted with the new ALPINA dual-carburettor system.
“Managing heat is critical to ensuring consistent responses, low emissions and long-term durability,” Lott explains. “ALPINAs are designed to be driven very fast over long distances. These are practical supercars to enjoy every day.”
The B7 Bi-Turbos G11/G12 destined for the UK will be long wheelbase cars with air suspension (allowing ride height to be automatically reduced by 20mm in ALPINA Sport+ mode), Active Roll Stabilisation (with new light weight, high-speed electro mechanical actuation) and ALPINA-tuned active rear steering, which turns the rear wheels a maximum of three degrees the opposite way to the front wheels at low speeds, and the same way at higher speeds.
“One of the reasons why ALPINAs are often described as having a ‘magical’ blend of ride quality, handling and feel is that there is just one specification of each model, which means everything from the tyres to the electronics can be optimised to work in perfect harmony,” added Lott. Very small numbers of this incredible super-saloon will be available in the UK, and each will come with a three-year / 120,000 mile, BMW-endorsed warranty. Find out more at: www.bmwalpina.co.uk