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2011 BMW ALPINA B7 Makes U.S. Debut at 2010 Autoshow Chicago Autoshow

Discussion in '7 Series' started by Merc1, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Merc1

    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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    The 2011 BMW ALPINA B7 Sedan

    BMW returns legendary ALPINA badge to North America.

    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 8, 2010... BMW of North America announced today that the 2011 BMW ALPINA B7 sedan will join BMW's North American product range as the most dynamic 7 Series model. The BMW ALPINA B7 represents the second generation of ALPINA automobiles based on the BMW 7 Series to be offered in the US. The first BMW ALPINA B7 was offered as a limited edition for the 2007 and 2008 model years. Newly interpreted and based on the current BMW 7 Series platform, the B7 will again set the benchmark in terms of performance, refinement, technology, luxury and exclusivity.

    Yielding exquisite levels of power and torque from the twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8, and in conjunction with the electronically-adjustable suspension with active roll stabilization, the new B7 promises to offer a spectrum of driving experiences so broad as to be unheard of in this class of automobiles. The evolution of the traditional 20-spoke 21" ALPINA CLASSIC wheels underline the fresh design language found throughout the B7 and impart it a distinctive appearance and powerful stance.

    Both short- and long-wheelbase models will be offered. The BMW ALPINA B7 will make its North American premiere at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show in February, and go on sale at authorized BMW Centers in Spring of 2010. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

    ALPINA and BMW. A history of synergy.

    ALPINA – a name famous in Europe and the wider world for putting a particular performance accent on BMWs, though not yet so well-known in North America. BMW – a name famous all over the world for motor vehicles of performance, quality, luxury and safety.

    The two companies, both at home in the German state of Bavaria, have a long history of working together to produce special BMW automobiles. Burkard Bovensiepen, son of the founder of ALPINA Business Machines and an enthusastic racing driver/engineer, began his automotive career path in 1961 by developing a dual-carburetor setup for the just-introduced BMW 1500 sedan. It was a predictive beginning: to take an already fine-performing BMW (which also just happened to be a practical sedan) and making it perform even better.

    By 1964, BMW had officially recognized ALPINA's contribution to BMW performance. Not long thereafter, Burkard Bovensiepen founded the ALPINA company – ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen KG – that continues today, creating special versions of BMW automobiles that offer a particular brand of performance for discriminating auto enthusiasts. Yet outside the circle of dedicated BMW enthusiasts, ALPINA has kept a low profile in North America. In addition to racing versions of BMWs, ALPINA has developed a progression of BMW-based cars based on 3, 5, 6, 8, Z4 and Z8 models and offered them on a limited-production basis. ALPINA is located in the small Bavarian city of Buchloe, some 50 miles southwest of Munich, BMW's headquarters


    Chicago 2010: BMW ends three year Alpina B7 drought for 2011 — Autoblog


    Damn I hate I won't make it to the Chicago show this year. This will be the first time in over 20 years that I've missed it.


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  2. adeel2010

    adeel2010 Active Member

    I'm so glad I get to see this beast this weekend :)
     
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  3. ateekt

    ateekt Well-Known Member

    What a beauty, can't wait to see one in the flesh! I want one in Alpine-White. That's my car if the things ever go my way in the life! :D
     
  4. PanterroR

    PanterroR Well-Known Member

    My God!!! :t-hair::t-hair:

    What a masterpiece...:bowdown:

    :t-cheers:
     
  5. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

    Damn straight it is Tyc'!!

    That front-end is so imposing and intimidating. Would love to see this car in White and Black. As usual, the interior is just so inviting and luxurious.

    Good to see that the car didn't come with the customary Alpina pin-striping. Looks much better without it!
     
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  6. shonguiz

    shonguiz Well-Known Member

    Holly shit, look at those wings.

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  7. bmwblog

    bmwblog Well-Known Member

    The car looks amazing in person and the workshop with the ALPINA guys was very informative. they truly are a carmaker company and not a tuning shop.

    Now, just need to wait our turn to drive the car this year, not many are available to journalists.
     
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  8. HighestOfHigh

    HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member Contributing Member

    All-wheel-drive BMW Alpina B7 xDrive slated for New York debut

    - All-wheel-drive BMW Alpina B7 xDrive slated for New York debut — Autoblog
     
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  9. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

    Absolutely..unequivacably NO NEED for an M7 when this piece of machinery exists!
     
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  10. Merc1

    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    And BMW knows this.....very smart IMO.

    Why tarnish the M brand further, so they let someone else do the hi-po 7-Series.


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  11. E38_E30

    E38_E30 Active Member

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  12. GTA8.5

    GTA8.5 Well-Known Member

    It`s nice, the lower front spoiler should have been a little more distinctive than the normal 7er. Alpina should have used the sport package for the 7er instead.

    Anyway I like this car. The fact that it can be had with XDrive is a big advantage!
     
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