• Feb 4, 2009
Controversial BMW designer Chris Bangle may be out of the picture, but Bimmer's new 7-Series still bears his hallmarks. That aside, the new F01-generation holds much promise, with the possibility of a seemingly endless succession of performance variants speeding down the autobahn in hot pursuit.
Rumors of an M7 may turn out to be unfounded, although a V12 version looks to be on the way. But not before pseudo-works tuning house Alpina lays their new B7 on us. The high-performance luxury sedan is tipped to bow next month at the Geneva show, but an undisguised prototype has just been spotted on German streets.

Following the teaser sketch released by Alpina back in December, this is the most we've seen of the upcoming bahn-stormer. Visible mods to the standard 7 remain low-key on the Alpina version, but the spy shots show small lip spoilers on the lower fascia and on the trunk lid, rounded out by bigger wheels. But the real treat will come under the hood, where Alpina's performance gurus are thought to have pulled 500 juicy horsepower out of the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. Thanks to Andrus for the tip!

[Source: GlobalMotors.net]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like how its surrounded almost completely by other BMWs in the picture. Its almost as if they planned it way.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very nice. Hope they offer it in LWB form. I would take a longer look at it then. Ha
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually think this is the only attractive BMW they have now. I think it would look sexy in Matte Black.
        • 5 Years Ago
        M3 cabrio, X5, X6 all look great.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmm things are getting smoother with lost hard edges; its seems like everyone is trying to emulate the LS. Still a good looking full sized car though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The grill looks surprisingly less ugly with a decent looking (low) bumper/valance beneath it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like Bangle left just in time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Please replace Van Hooydonk & co. with the Alpina designers.... a.s.a.p.