2015BMWALPINA B7

BMW ALPINA B7

Alpina Makes Biggest Bimmer Act A Lot Like An M3 For the time being, BMW has left it up to close collaborator Alpina to create a turbocharged V8-powered rival for the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and Audi S8. We've been lucky enough to take a few spirited drives in Alpinafied BMWs on the no-limit...

- Reviewed by Matt Davis

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2015 BMW ALPINA B7
MSRP: $128,300 - $135,200
2014 BMW ALPINA B7
MSRP: $128,300 - $135,200
2013 BMW ALPINA B7
MSRP: $128,100 - $135,000
BMW performance engineering boss wants an M7

Audi has the S8, Mercedes has the S63 AMG and Jaguar has the XJR, but BMW has always held that an M7 wasn't justified, leaving its associated Alpina line to tackle that market with the B7 (pictured). The chief engineer at the M division, however, feels otherwise.
Two rare Alpina BMWs given the Petrolicious treatment

Alpina is getting more and more ink because of because of that rolling cannonade known as the B7 and its closer ties with BMW. The company's tuning business dates to 1962 when Burkard Bovensiepen began fiddling with Weber carburetors, then his company began racing in 1968 and was eventually certified as an automaker in 1983.
2013 BMW Alpina B7

Alpina Makes Biggest Bimmer Act A Lot Like An M3
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