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Old 02-02-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default 2007 BMW ALPINA B7: U.S. Debut @ 2007 Chicago Auto Show

2007 BMW ALPINA B7: U.S. Debut @ 2007 Chicago Auto Show



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The BMW ALPINA B7 will make its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Committed to developing the best performing vehicles in the luxury market, BMW along with ALPINA have created a special high performance version of BMW's 7 Series luxury sedan. The 2007 BMW ALPINA B7 brings together the luxury, pioneering design, and advanced technology of the 7 Series Sedan with the scintillating performance of a supercharged, 500 horsepower V-8 engine.

To power the BMW ALPINA B7, ALPINA specially developed a higher-performance version of BMW's 4.4-liter, 90-degree V-8 engine and mated it to a 6-speed automatic transmission featuring steering wheel mounted shift controls. The motor produces 500 horsepower at 5,500 rpm along with maximum torque of 516 lbs.-ft. at 4,250 rpm, and propels the B7 from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. ALPINA 21-inch wheels carry Z-rated performance tires, while the sport-tuned suspension includes Active Roll Stabilization. The B7 aerokit includes a rear spoiler to improve stability, handling, and performance at high speeds.

With this new model, BMW will raise the benchmark for the segment in terms of performance, refinement, technology, and luxury. Approximately 200 US-version cars are planned for the 2007 model year. The BMW ALPINA B7 has a manufacturers suggested retail price of $115,695.




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Old 02-02-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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Why is it that I look at that and think to myself... "Nothing special"? I mean 500 HP is nice and all but its just another monster powered, over sized, over weight, sedan.

On top of all of that I don't think it looks aggressive enough either.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:52 AM   #3
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745 white on white thats ****in ROSS
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I don't get it...
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:19 PM   #5
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I don't get it...
What don't you get?

I am not too impressed with it and lawn boy thinks that a white on white 745 is the best thing since sliced bread or something to that effect.

I hope that helped.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:55 PM   #6
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:20 PM   #7
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yawn...
Thanks you, at least someone shares my interest, or lack there of.

BMW is getting a little to bland these days. Even their aftermarket is bland. Sad to see this coming from a company that put out some awesome cars that I fell in love with back in the day.
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I'm sure I can pick one of those up for what's in my pocket. Man that is going to be crazy expensive. I actually like almost all of BMW's current line up except the SUV's. Oh pardon SAV's.

I'd love to find a way to justify a Z4 coupe or vert.
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Alpina makes very high quality aftermarket parts for BMWs... but doesn't go overboard on the styling.



The only external touches back in the late 70's to this e21 323i were the front air dam, vinyl stripes and the trademark wheels. There are plenty of german 'tuners' into body kits if that's what you guys prefer.
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Alpina makes very high quality aftermarket parts for BMWs... but doesn't go overboard on the styling.



The only external touches back in the late 70's to this e21 323i were the front air dam, vinyl stripes and the trademark wheels. There are plenty of german 'tuners' into body kits if that's what you guys prefer.
Not really full out flamboyant body kits, but a more aggressive front fascia would be nice. Also there is no mention of any suspension modification. Is it running the stock suspension set up?
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