The 2018 BMW Alpina B7 is among a rarefied group of fully appointed, ultra-high-performance luxury sedans. Within its market segment, the Alpina B7 leans toward the sporty end of the spectrum, with precision dynamics and stunning engine response aimed at driving enthusiasts, while delivering the luxury and convenience features that upscale shoppers expect.
For the B7, BMW turned to its traditional performance partner, Alpina. Alpina transforms the standard BMW 7 Series sedan with a variety of targeted upgrades to the suspension and powerplant, as well as a number of exclusive interior and exterior touches. As a result, the Alpina B7 offers increased performance, extra standard features and a considerable degree of exclusivity.
Inside, the B7 matches its competitors feature for feature with such details as leather seats with massage functions, four-zone climate control, and the latest entertainment and safety technology. Several packages and options allow buyers to add even more driver assist, luxury and convenience features.
The Alpina B7 is propelled by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that generates 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The standard sport-tuned, eight-speed automatic transmission includes multiple driving modes and quick-shift buttons. BMW?s xDrive all-wheel-drive system is also standard.
Behind the wheel, drivers will find the Alpina B7?s road manners to be exceptional, courtesy of an advanced suspension system, four-wheel steering and more horsepower than most people will ever use on a public street. BMW says to expect a 0-60-mph time of 3.6 seconds, a figure we've verified in our own testing.
The Alpina B7 is only available in one trim level, but the extensive list of standard features will likely satisfy many buyers. Those who wish to add some personalization can choose from a few feature-laden packages and accessories. If you're in the market for a 2018 BMW B7 Alpina, we like your style. Let Edmunds help you find the perfect B7 for your needs.
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What options are available on the 2018 BMW ALPINA B7?
Available BMW ALPINA B7 2018 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Trims: xDrive, LWB xDrive, LWB, SWB xDrive
Exterior Colors: ALPINA Blue, Black Sapphire Metallic, Almandine Brown Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Jet Black, Mineral White Metallic
Interior Colors: Black Nappa premium leather, Cashmere Beige/Black Full Merino premium leather, Champagne Full Merino (Individual) premium leather, Ivory White/Black Nappa premium leather, Smoke White/Viola Full Merino premium leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Cooled Seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Heads up display, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, AWD/4WD, Keyless Entry/Start, Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Mobile Internet, Pre-collision safety system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Entertainment System, Upgraded Stereo
Engine/Mechanics: 8 cylinders
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, rear wheel drive
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