ALPINA is showcasing these days in Geneva the brand new B7 Bi-Turbo based on the latest BMW 7 Series.

ALPINA is showcasing these days in Geneva the brand new B7 Bi-Turbo based on the latest BMW 7 Series.

In typical ALPINA fashion, the new B7 adopts a subtle body kit making it look slightly more aggressive while keeping it classy with those elegant ALPINA CLASSIC multi-spoke 20-inch wheels. Depending on region, the model will be available with a rear-wheel drive layout and/or an xDrive all-wheel drive system. Two exclusive colours will be offered (ALPINA Green metallic, ALPINA Blue metallic) and the car will benefit from an air suspension as well as rear-wheel steering.

Lurking underneath the hood is a tuned variant of the biturbo 4.4-litre V8 engine producing a massive 600 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque delivered through an optimized eight-speed automatic transmission. This will enable the xDrive-equipped B7 to complete the 0 - 100 km/h (0 - 62 mph) task in 3.7 seconds and reach a maximum velocity of 310 km/h (193 mph).

These are some impressive performances taking into account the B7 is not exactly a light car, tipping the scales at 2,110 kilograms (4,651 pounds) in xDrive specification.

ALPINA has also made some changes inside the cabin where the latest and greatest B7 Bi-Turbo has Nappa leather seats, sport steering wheel with blue & green stitching, along with a leather-wrapped dashboard. Some of the controls are adorned with a ceramic finish while the door sills come with blue illumination for that extra touch.

The ALPINA B7 Bi-Turbo is currently being showcased in Geneva where BMW is exhibiting another high-performance 7 Series, the slightly more powerful 602 hp M760Li xDrive. This one matches the ALPINA’s sprint performance, but has a slightly lower top speed of 305 km/h (189 mph) when equipped with the optional M Driver’s Package. As for a full-blown M7, BMW keeps saying it won't happen.

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