Well this is it if you were waiting for BMW to unveil a performance 7 Series model. It’s the new 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive. It may not have the famous performance M badge, but who cares when it is supercar fast delivering 600-horsepower.
The 2017 Alpina B7 is BMW’s new flagship performance sedan. It’s the third generation of the Alpina badged BMW 7 Series offered in the U.S. and make no mistake about it, this is a huge sedan.
It comes with a new engine — a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood good for 600-horses and 590 pound-feet of torque available from 3,000 rpm. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic.
What you get in the end is fast. We’re talking 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds, that’s 0.8 seconds quicker than its predecessor. The top speed is an estimated 193 miles per hour. There is also a Launch Control mode if you’re feeling really crazy.
The suspension and chassis have also been upgraded and its all-wheel-drive system comes recalibrated. You can read about all the technical details here. It’s fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires for handling.
The interior gets even fancier than the 750 xDrive — which the B7 is based on. It comes with nicer leather and trim, along with a custom digital instrument cluster with a variety of display modes. You even get production plaques on the doors to remind yourself what exactly it is you’re riding in.
We don’t have pricing yet, but it will definitely be well above the $97,400 price tag of the 750 xDrive.
The new BMW Alpina B7 will go on sale at BMW dealerships in September.